Artfest Cultural Society is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 in purpose of promote and help the young artits and writers. It developed during years and in 2008 it started a literary and artistic movement named Zidul de Hartie that brought together in the last years local writers, artists and various other guests from Romania or from other few countries in artistic projects such exhibitions, film screenings, poetry readings, book launches, artist residency).

The first artist residency started in September 2002 as a basic one week residency with nine writers and artists from Romania and USA. Few years later artists from any field of arts were joining it. About 80 poets, writers, visual artists and musicians worldwide from Europe, US, Australia or Asia participated during those years.