From 21st of August – 4th of September 2011, “Art in Action”, an international youth exchange, has been held in Plemetina Village (Obiliq/Obilic Municipality, Kosovo). 60 young people participated in this exchange, including 25 artists and activists from Germany, France, Italy, Kosovo and Serbia and 35 young Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians from the local community.
During two weeks, youth participated in different artistic workshops focusing on problems faced by Plemetina community. Through music, film, step dance, photography, and environmental activism, they analyzed problems together and explored solutions. They are step-by-step taking their future in their hands.
On the 3rd of September, Art in Action participants presented all their stories in a street action on Mother Teresa Street (main pedestrian street in Pristina) in front of an audience of about 250 people as one youth art event, under a common slogan: Learn, Think, Act ! Plemetina to the Planet!
After the great experience during the Art in Action 1, idea for Art in Action 2 was born!
GAIA Kosovo together with two other partner organizations Volunteers’ Centre of Vojvodina – SCI Serbia and SCI Germany decided to continue the project.
The project Art in Action proposes to involve youth from Kosovo together with youth from Serbia, Germany and other European countries that share a common concerns and interests in
their own countries: using Art and Culture as a creative tool enhancing public expression abilities, establishing creative form of socialization and self-development.
We are searching for new tools to encourage and enable young people to become active citizens, and to influence changes in their communities, for their rights and rights of other people.
During ten days participants will have a chance to experience building of creative campaign, raising awareness about human rights issues through different workshop (Comics, Stop Motion and Street Art performance).
Our team will be really happy to see you at our project, so feel free to apply and share with us your experience and great energy!
Find in attach Call for participants and Application form.
Applications should be sent by e-mail to the following addresses:
If you are from Germany:
Applications should be sent at latest by Sunday, 29th of July 2012.
Feel free to forward this call to anyone who may be interested.