Our mission is to create social change through film, art and education. With a focus on Romanian heritage, we promote projects that build bridges between Eastern European cultures on the West Coast, and in the US at large.
- Act for social change and justice
- Respect Romanian heritage, culture, and language
- Create multicultural dialogue
- Stand up for our values
We believe in the power of arts and education to open minds, overcome cultural barriers, and encourage creativity. Inspired by Romanians who challenged the limitations of their own time, ARCS will support innovative projects that ignite confidence and pride in the future.
What we do
- Organize the Romanian Film Festival at SIFF Uptown Cinema
- Sponsor Romanian films and artists as part of the annual Seattle International Film Festival
- Promote visual artists of Romanian and Eastern European heritage
- Organize cultural events, including artistic performances, concerts, book signings, lectures
- Create innovative education programs for learners of Romanian origin or with an interest in Romania
- Develop partnerships, programs and cultural exchanges with local, national, Romanian and other European institutions that share our values