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Ghenadie Sontu

President of ARS DOR Association

59/1 Calea Esilor str. of. 109
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Tel: +373 79574875



Mr. Ghenadie Sontu is the founder and president of ARS DOR Association, a center of art and professional development in Moldova, which focuses on the development and promotion of Moldova’s cultural sector. Currently Ghenadie Sontu is a Fellow of DeVos Institute of Arts Management, at Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., USA, and works for the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova as a Vice-Director at the Agency for Inspection and Restoration of Monuments. He is also consultant in the frame of the project “Troika Moldova” developed through the European Neighborhood Programme, Arts & Culture Programme of the Open Society Institute – Budapest, the Soros Foundation Moldova and European Cultural Foundation.

Previously, he served as the President of the Youth Parliament of Moldova, launched the International Art Project Eurointegration through Art, and received a fellowship for trainers in cultural policy. Mr. Sontu graduated from a three-year programme of the European Cultural Foundation and Soros Foundation entitled Consolidation of Cultural Sector of Moldova and holds degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts and the Laboratory of Philosophy, Anthropology, and Culturology of the Invisible College of Moldova.