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Caleido Fest postpones its fourth edition for May 2021

The fourth edition of the multicultural performing arts festival Caleido, which was to take place online from November 27 to December 1, is postponed for the spring of 2021. The constant concern of the organizers for the participants’safety and health motivates the difficult decision to reschedule the entire artistic calendar of the event.

In the context of the increased incidence of coronavirus cases, recordings of some of the scheduled shows can no longer take place.

Caleido aims to present 20 independent productions of theater, dance and performance. Seven of these are original Caleido productions, four of which will be presented as exclusive premieres.

The coronavirus pandemic has a disastrous impact on the independent sector in Romania, this situation being one of the most important topics of discussion of the current edition.

“We have adapted the festival program for an online edition, but we have to give up, for the time being, this plan as well. The artists’ safety is the most important thing for us right now. We hope that next year we will talk about Caleido and the topics it addresses – cultural and ethnic diversity, dialogue and constructive debate – and about real and effective solutions that can help restore the independent cultural sector, especially the spaces that host these activities and all those involved in organizing the shows. “, says Ion Borșan, the executive director of the Amphitheater Foundation, organizer of the Caleido Festival.

DIALOG is a project funded by the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 under the RO-CULTURA Program.


The Amphitheatre Foundation develops local, national and international programs, projects and partnerships so as to support communities’ anthropic and natural resources.


The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. 

There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. 

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion.

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The RO-CULTURA Program is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and has as general objective the consolidation of economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship, and cultural heritage management. The budget of the Program is aproximately 34 million Euros.

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