Open call for participants at Art for Advocacy programme in Ohrid

Participants practicing their skills gained during Art for Advocacy training.

IDEA Southeast Europe (SEE) invites you to “Art for Advocacy: Empowering artivists in the Balkans” training that will take place in Ohrid, Macedonia from September 30 to October 6 June 2017. We are accepting participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia.

The entire program and the associated training syllabus have been created with the intent of being as inclusive as possible and to give a chance to anyone interested in learning how to use art and design for advocacy. You don’t need any previous artistic knowledge or skills to be part of this training.

Deadline: 20 September 2017
Open to: young people aged 18-30, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, and Kosovo.
Venue: Hotel Pela, Ohrid, Macedonia (30 September - 06 October 2017) 

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When most people think of “street art,” they think about images of graffiti which are provocative and uncompromising. And it’s understandable, due to its close associations with gang culture, who is used to vandalize public property and essentially mark the gang’s territory. But times have changed. Today, street art has become a respected new art form, a unique aesthetic with very few restrictions or rules. – said Goran Kostovski, trainer at Art and Design for Advocacy training and art director and illustrator.

International Debate Education Association South Eastern Europe (IDEA SEE) considers art and design as a very important tool for disseminating a message. Therefore IDEA SEE is organizing series of workshops where youth and NGOs will learn how to use art and design to tell their stories and send a message to the society.

Two tracks are planned for the training, comics and street art and data visualization as tools for advocacy. The goal is to support and guide young leaders as they develop the skills for advocacy through art and design and with that confidence to lead effective transformation in their communities.

Young people aged 18-30 are invited to apply for the training. Applicants should come from Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, and Kosovo.

Food, accommodation and training materials will be covered by IDEA SEE. Transportation/Тravel costs to and from the venue are not covered.

The application deadline is 20 September 2017. 

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