Solidarity in Practise
Relief Society of Syrian refugees in Izmir
Izmir Musicians Association
Unfortunately the common issue between Turkey and Europe is refugees at the moment. Many times we described this issue as a 'problem' but now it's a fact of our lives. We could not stop people take the risk of their lives just to reach Europe. But maybe we can be ready for the next coming generation; we shall built new cultural values and new society in practice despite of all politics and social inferences.
Economical crisis and politics make dialog and social bond between people in society less and weaker everyday. There are groups of people living separated from each other and there is no communication between them.
Our aim is to create awareness about migration and refugees among the society in Izmir. We hope this can also help our society with our structural problems like social insensitivity and ethnocentrism.
With the belief of transformative effect of the art we plan to organise series of events and performances including interdisciplinary and intercultural projects in September 2016.
Our steps would be;
Creating space and supply equipments for refugee artists in Izmir,
Networking with refugee, local and european artists,
Leading them to cooperate and produce together.
For this project we take three actors of society; artists, refugees and public.
With the contribution of european networks, city hall, and local associations we want to built a point of contact between these actors.
Temas would be a long term platform and a production space for multicultural projects for all local, refugee and European artists who wants to involve.
If Izmir is the last station just before the Europe, we would like to go with our art projects and productions in next years.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
* Production expenses (place, equipments etc.) 30000 * Meetings 10000 * Organisation in September; 35000 total - Artists' fees and expenses 20000 - Communication and administration 15000