Offener Kunstverien e. V. Potsdam
It is planed to find 7 partners schools in different countries, at the moment there are partners in Russia, Finnland, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany.
The idea is based on the greek myth of "The Rape of Europa". It is planned to hold a two-days program of workshops in schools of 7 different countries. These workshops will include theatre- improvisation and visual art on the theme of "The Rape of Europa". The Youth (11-16 years old) will be asked before about their idea of Europe and will be able to express their ideas during the workshop days. All the project will be documented in a film which will show the similarities and differences between
Germany, Russia, Spain, Türkei, Bulgaria, Finnland, Armenia
The world is now being mixed. Many european countries had thousands of refugees coming to live and take part of the society. It is in this moment very important that the youth are aware of the differences between cultures in order to accept them and be able to live together. We believe that with a better knowledge of their own culture and of the other ones we can avoid future racism problems. Participants will be able to realize we are actually different but also similar, we are human.
Promote the cooperation in Europe between different countries; Provide art training for young people from countries; Promote a dialog from young people through the theatre and art; Promote art as a communication language, more specifically fine arts and theatre; Exchange of non formal learning methods from the experts Offener Kunstverein e.V.; Reflexion about the cultural diversities; Development of intercultural communication skills of young people from Europe.
It is planned to organize a series of creative workshops for youth in the partner - schools in each country.We want our partner to take time with the students before the workshop to reflect about the cultural diversity and what Europe means. During these two days workshops children will be able to express their ideas through theatres and fine art exercises.Workshopsprogram will be planed and organized by a group of experts from Potsdam.The project will be filmed.Film will be cutted and send to the countries involved. It can be shown in movie festivals and send it to other schools in other countries so that other youth can see it. It will be created a group on facebook where participants from different countries can leave comments project and film,thus communicate with each other.
Children and young people between 11-16 years.
The special idea of this project is to make the same art exercices and questions to youth of the same age in different countries.They should be motivated to use arts as a way of expression. They will understand other youth of other countries with art language.Film will give them the opportunity to see all these cultures in a visual way where they are all toguether. It will be a travel trough cultural diversity with art language to understand better each other and avoid prejudices and racism.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Travel and event costs, honoraries