Cultural Foundation “Nicolae Mantu” Galati is the beneficiary of grant contract signed with the Ministry of Culture for the project “metal sculpture camp in Galati, Seventh Edition of”.
Cultural Foundation “Nicolae Mantu” is a nongovernmental organization community interest, aiming the development of cultural life and the fine arts in the south-east of the country, promoting cultural and artistic values and improving artists and technical staff on specific trades type of art, encouragement and financial support of young talents, promoting repertoire and values fine art and Romanian culture in the country and abroad, development of cultural relations in the region “Lower Danube” and in the European space, moral and financial support to artists retirees.
By organizing events hoc or permanent in visual arts, mostly carried on in Art Gallery “Nicolae Mantu” or cultural space open “Nicolae Mantu” Corps D of the Faculty of Engineering of the University “Lower Danube” Galati, the Foundation fulfills its mission to contribute to the education of the general public and in particular young people, to increase access and their contribution to the realization of acts of culture in an age of Internet and mobile applications.
In 2011 he organized the first edition of the workshop national sculpture and the second edition of the Workshop Art Urbana “Åland” and, since 2012, has initiated or is a partner in the artistic events with frequent annual:
• As the winter salon. UAP Galati
• collective exhibition UAP Braila Branch
• Branch collective exhibition at Art House UAP Galati – Bucharest
• permanent exhibition dedicated to the city Galati Florian Doru Crihana
• collective exhibition “Rural and Urban ‘Workshop alumni
• Painting – Graphics – Sculpture.
Through the contribution that has brought the organization Edition VI Camp sculpture metal after an interruption of 15 years, the Foundation has been part of a project that resumed a tradition of Galati city, many of the works made by participating artists part of the urban architecture of the city.
Foundation proudly bears the name of Nicolae Mantu, representative brand of Romanian artists and founder of the artistic movement Galati. Mantu Nicolae painter and illustrator was born on April 24, 1871, in a house located today at Al. I. Cuza. He came from a family of merchants, his father was even one of the mayors of Galati.
He attended primary school in his hometown and then Upper Commercial School “Alexandru Ioan I”. 1890 was student of the School of Arts in Bucharest Belle- which he graduated four years later, the Medal “Honoris Causa”. Between 1899- 1912, in several stages, was perfected at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he specialized in painting livestock, winning numerous honors and awards.He returned in 1913 in Galati, the city where he spent almost his entire life otherwise.