ComiX4=2 Comics for Equality – Second Edition

Creators

Who is behind this?

Marta Meloni

Africa e Mediterraneo

http://www.africaemediterraneo.it/

Italy

Idea Sketch | Proposal

Proposal

Idea pitch

Discover unpublished, unconventional comics by migrant artists, vote your favourite and get involved in our comics workshops to develop the Europe of tomorrow! We want it creative, participative, multicultural and inclusive. What about you?

Where will your idea take place?

Europe

Why does Europe need your idea?

We strongly believe that a society in which racism, discrimination and inequality are growing is not the best place where everybody can get the best out of their lives. ComiX4=2 gives space to intercultural dialogue in Europe involving a large community of followers committed to a plural, respectful and inclusive Europe. Comics for Equality’s innovative approach proved successful in reaching a wide audience thanks to creativity and community engagement. That’s why we enjoy a competitive advantage with regards to other awareness raising projects. Our current partnership with UNAOC and the BMW Group proves this. The Comix4= idea is perfectly replicable in other countries too. Racism and discrimination are globally spreading and we must act systematically to make this world better.

What is your impact?

Outcomes expected are: improved professional connections and opportunities for artists with a migrant background; new tools for intercultural education; increased awareness of young communities on intercultural dialogue. We aim at fostering major connections and cohesion between Europeans from every origin and background for a more inclusive Europe. If our proposal is selected, artists with migrant backgrounds could tell us: “Thanks to ComiX4=2 I got my comic published in 9 languages and disseminated all around Europe!”. Educators would say: “We finally have free access to innovative and attractive educational resources to deal with cultural diversity!”. And a young person: “I learnt a lot about Pakistanis community living in Latvia and want to know more and make something together!”.

How do you get there?

ComiX4=2 relies on non-formal education, participative and intercultural methodologies.
June 2015: launch of an Award for the Best Unpublished Comics by Artists with Migrant Backgrounds in Europe including the following categories: stories of migration, stereotypes, second generations. Participants will upload their comics on the website comix4equality.eu.
November 2015: selection of winners by an international selection committee and internet users voting through a Facebook plug-in.
September 2016: publication of a catalogue of best comics and an educational toolkit using submitted comics.
October 2016 – May 2017: 10 intercultural comics workshops in 5 EU countries; tour of the exhibition featuring best comics in 10 EU countries.
All material will be translated in 9 languages.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

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What makes your idea stand apart?

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€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 153705,-

Total budget

Major expenses

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What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We would love to receive any suggestion about our project, how to scale it up and how to manage a successful fundraising to carry on the initiative over the years.

Team

africaemediterraneo

Idea created on April 13, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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