Interview by Mary Ann DeVlieg, with Corina Şuteu
Infrastructures for the Arts that were created, especially in the West in the latter half of the twentieth century, have reversed the natural dynamics of creativity. This is the opinion of Corina Şuteu, President of ECUMEST Association (Romania) and expert in cultural management courses an European cultural policies.
In an interview conducted by Mary Ann DeVlieg, Secretary General of the Informal European Theatre Meeting IETM (Brussels) she argues that institutions have taken over many creative processes, blocking the genuinely avant-garde and the spiritual development of the Arts. Cultural managers need to understand better creative processes. It is their task to educate the public to be able to understand artistic intentions.
This is an enlightening interview about the need for new models to: drive inter-disciplinary work; encourage international exchanges; support the use of new technology; challenge artists’ training; educate audiences and breed an ability in both artists and the public to criticize the Arts.