5. Arts and Nation-building

5.1 National associations of artists:

  • Uniunea scriitorilor din Republica Moldova (Writers’ Association of the Republic of Moldova), pro-Romanian in its cultural orientation
  • Uniunea scriitorilor “Nistru-Dnestr” (Writers’ Association “Nistru-Dnestr”), founded in November 2003 and, as a promoter of Moldovanism, in opposition to the Writers’ Association of Republic of Moldova
  • Uniunea cineastilor din Republica Moldova (Film makers’ Association of the Republic of Moldova)
  • Unuinea artiştilor plastici din Republica Moldova (Plastic Artists’ Association of the Republic of Moldova)
  • Uniunea muzicienilor din Republica Moldova (Musicians’ Association of the Republic of Moldova).

5.2 Folkloristic Events and Festivals:

  • International Festival of Music “Martisor”, 1–10 March;
  • International Folklore Festival “Nufarul Alb”, Cahul, June–July;
  • Festival-contest of patriotic songs “Azi Moldova-i ziua ta”, Chişinau, August 2007;
  • Wine Festival, Chişinau, October.