Creative Democracy Exchange
Start date: 15 Mar 2012,
Association Kulturanova is organizing a 10-days, youth exchange programme "Creative Democracy Exchange" with young people from 6 European countries. This exchange will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia, in July, 2012."Creative Democracy Exchange" is project which seeks to address three general topics: youth (un)employment, poverty and social exclusion. This project aims to present and explore possibilities for addressing concrete social issues/problems within the framework, using various methods for creative participation in public space, primarily performance, but also dance, theater, public exhibitions, etc. Young people with different cultural backgrounds, from the countries which encounter same, but different problems, will be learning, discussing, practicing and playing with different methods of creative public participation. At the end, in collaboration with workshop leaders, group leaders and artists involved in the project, these young people will produce three public performances which will address three general topics. These performances will be presented on different locations - public spaces in Novi Sad, at the end of the exchange programme.CREDE long-term objective is: - to raise overall public awareness on the problem of youth unemployment, poverty and social exclusion.CREDE specific objectives are:- to provide a platform for creative intercultural exchange by confronting different local (national) perspectives and specific local problems related to youth unemployment, poverty and social exclusion.- to encourage youth participation, especially activism through artistic and creative actions, such as performance, dance and theater in public spaces.- to promote volunteering as a way of active social participation, and a way to acquire knowledge and skills useful for persons' professional development.
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