Languages: English and Russian
Deadline for submissions: 5:00 pm, Friday, 29 April, 2016
Project start date: 7 July, 2016 End date: 16 July, 2016
Eligible countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine
Age: 18 and up
ARENA: Community Theatre and Public Art is a three-year project launched in 2015. The project is aimed at improving the impact of peace building on both the local and regional levels through developing creative, art based strategies that have been proven to be locally suitable but which have cross-cultural implications.
ARENA is creating a safe and supportive platform and network for civil society actors from the Caucasus Region, Russian Federation and Ukraine in order to further empower civil society groups to develop joint strategies and methodological tool-kits to continue their work, based on the principal of ‘do no harm’.
ARENA: Summer School for Peace and Art will be organized this year in the framework of the project. The Summer School is for activists, independent artists, and creative people from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine. From 7th to 16th July of 2016, the project implementing team will organize a fully funded 10-day Summer School in Georgia.
WHAT WILL BE AFTER THE SUMMER SCHOOL?
Exchange projects between the participants’ groups will be developed and the most promising two will be funded based on quality and relevance to the ARENA project’s goals. This part of the summer school will create opportunities to learn and support, transfer new theoretical knowledge and develop stronger networks of like-minded actors.
A primary goal of this part of the school is to help the participants observe and analyse the interconnections between political and social developments in different countries in order to create a platform for the development of joint strategies for peace activists.
WHERE THE SUMMER SCHOOL WILL BE HELD?
The event will be held in a resort town in south-central Georgia called Borjomi.The resort is situated within one of the most beautiful gorges in the Borjomi district.
Please note that only selected candidates will receive additional information about the venue of the Summer School along with the day by day agenda.
HOW TO APPLY?
All interested parties should submit the Letter of Interest in accordance with the form below. Letters of interest should be submitted in MS WORD format.
The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm, Friday, 29 April of 2016.
Completed applications should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line “Summer School”.
Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.
For questions and comments, please apply to Inga Luther at email@example.com (in German or English) or Armine Zakaryan at firstname.lastname@example.org (in Russian or English).
Please see the application form under the links below: