TEH Member News in November
November has been busy so far. Check out the news from our member centres.
Pro Rodopi Art Centre
In October, Pro Ropodi Art Centre held three of its major annual events.
The first one is the 8th edition of Adults Forbidden Performing Arts Festival for Children and Youth, organised in 20 towns and villages in the Rhodopes Mountains, Bulgaria. It is the biggest cultural event in the area presenting 12 international professional theatre and dance groups with 35 performances.
The second event is the 10th edition of Aquarius Era Festival of Physical, Visual Theatre and Performance Art. It is an event for adult audiences presenting 10 productions from several countries.
The last one aimed to celebrate 15 years of activities in Smolyan region. PRAC received an award from the local municipality council and held a free show of the latest project – “The Concert” for more than 400 people. The performance is part of the official programme of Plovdiv 2019 – European Capital of Culture.
Set the Templo! project
Set the Tempo! is a long-term ESC project (12 months) about social inclusion, human rights, solidarity and volunteers working shoulder to shoulder with FITT’s team, getting familiar with youth work and the general functioning of youth NGOs.
After the largest volunteering project in Europe, Youth Centres UP, in which 93 young people from 25 countries, worked together with more than 30 Romanian volunteers on setting up 5️youth centres in the neighbourhoods of Timisoara, we are looking now for 10 volunteers with a desire to develop skills in organising, implementing and coordinating different activities, projects and events in these youth centres.
The project will start in January 2020 and it will end in January 2021.
MottattoM and Camere d’Aria
Shirin Afsharnejad, an Iranian artist based in Bologna at Camere d’Aria, is coming to MottAttoM, Geneva, as an artist in residence. She will exhibit her ceramic installation “Amore Rubato” from 23 to 30 November at the centre’s project gallery.
After that until 4 December, the centre will exhibit the artist’s works produced during her stay at the centre.
CulturePolis as a partner of the ERASMUS+ project, “O.H.A.S. Opening Heritage and Archaeological Sites for People with Special Needs”, hosted the 3rd Partners Meeting on 9-10 October 2019 in Corfu.
The project aims to support people with disabilities by allowing them access to as many as possible cultural heritage sites such as archaeological sites, galleries, museums and more. It also focuses on educating people working in cultural settings who come in contact with and interact with people with disabilities.
On the first day the Deputy Mayor of Social Policy and municipal hero, Mr Andreas Skopouras, briefed the partners on the actions of the Municipality of Corfu on accessibility issues and led them on a tour of some of the mapped wheelchair-friendly routes located within the old town of Corfu (UNESCO monument).
During the meeting, we discussed the activities of the last few months, while key issues related to the future actions and deliverables of the project were resolved. The next milestone in the project is the 4th Partners Meeting in Pleven, Bulgaria.
For more information go here.
NiMAC organises and presents “hypersurfacing”— a project curated by Marina Christodoulidou on 29 November 2019 – 29 February 2020.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of NiMAC, the project seeks to showcase the plurality of practices among Cypriot contemporary artists, and will unfold via two platforms: an exhibition and a forum.
Curators from around the world have been invited to attend the forum with the aim of activating a common meeting place for artists, curators and audiences and promoting practical and theoretical interaction among them. For the exhibition, the artists are invited to present new proposals that converse with the concept of “hypersurfacing” through the diversity that characterises their personal practice.
Participating artists: Raissa Angeli, Peter Eramian, Stelios Kallinikou, Lito Kattou, Phanos Kyriacou, Orestis Lazouras, Nayia Savva, Constantinos Taliotis, Maria Toumazou, Leontios Toumpouris, Marina Xenofontos, Natalie Yiaxi.
A short film about Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava — the place where interesting and innovative projects emerge. At the beginning of this film realization, there was a research focused on innovative projects, design and technology.
Both the film and the research were carried out within the project Design and Innovation, Cross-border Cooperation of Design Institutions in the Digital Age supported by the cooperation programme INTERREG V-A the Slovak Republic – Austria 2014 – 2020.