Call for Visual Artists at “Factory of Memories”

Deadline: 15 April 2015
Open to: young people up to 35-year old from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania
Venue: end of May – first workshop in Sarajevo, end of July second workshop in Tirana expected

Description

Tirana Ekspres and Association for Culture and Art CRVENA are currently accepting applications for 2 workshops and additional events to be organized in Tirana, Albania and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2015.

Factory of Memories is a collaborative  year long project aiming to research and preserve individual and collective memories in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its main goal is to showcase/champion the use of art (video specifically) in exploring and actualizing important societal issues. The project aims to connect creative young people of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania by facilitating and improving cross-border relations and dialogue through creating a platform for personal encounter, with their different viewpoints and perspectives on collective memories. It aims to expand cooperation and exchange of ideas among the participants, the involved cultural organisations, and the public by building bridges through artistic collaboration in the common creative process.

After the first workshop week in Sarajevo end of May 2015, the participators inspired and guided by workshop leaders from the field of video/media art as well as lecturers from other fields, will be expected to create a video on the subject. At the end of the production phase of 2 months, they will finalize their videos together with our team during the second round of workshop in Tirana. Each workshop will last up to 6 days. The produced videos will premiere in a public screening event at Tirana Ekspres end of 2015. During this event participating artists will get in dialogue with a wider audience and invited experts. A DVD and online presentation comprising successful works will be created and the works will be promoted further across the region.

Eligibility

The call is open to young people up to 35-year old from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania. Experience in movie, video and other visual art disciplines is preferable. However, applicants from other fields will also be considered. Working language of workshops will be English, so applicants are expected to be able to communicate well in this language. All accepted applicants are expected to be present in both workshops.

Costs

Costs of travel, accommodation and meals for 2 workshops in Sarajevo and Tirana and promotional event in Tirana will be covered.

How to apply?

The application form should be submitted in PDF format to: [email protected] by 15 April 2015. All successful applicants will be notified beginning of May 2015.

For any additional questions send a mail to: [email protected] or refer to the official web-site.

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