Born 1975. Arts manager and cultural policymaker. Graduated the University of Arts and Design in Cluj, Romania (2003) and holds a second BA in Journalism at Babes Bolyai University Cluj, Romania (1997). During the past ten years she worked in fields such as culture, media, democracy and minority rights in different non-governmental organizations: AltArt Foundation, Ethno-cultural Diversity Resource Center, Soros Foundation for an Open Society Romania. Rarita Szakáts is part of the AltArt creative team and the executive director of the foundation. Lives in Cluj.