UrbanArtVentures Training Course, 20-29 September 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece

Publish Date: Jul 22, 2015

Deadline: Aug 04, 2015

Event Dates: from Sep 20, 2015 12:00 to Sep 29, 2015 12:00

About UrbanArtVentures

UrbanArtVentures project seeks to reactivate and revitalise public spaces through urban art interventions and cultural activities by involving urban artists, youth workers and local people.
35 participants who specialise in urban art and street performance will be gathered in Thessaloniki, Greece from 20 to 29 September 2015 to share their experiences, best practices and knowledge regarding the use of urban art as a medium to promote active participation, tolerance, understanding, respect for the other as well as for public spaces and to contribute to the urban and cultural development of Thessaloniki. Their diverse background secures different aspects on the topics of project
and fosters a multifaceted solution process.
The participants will work daily in groups from 21 to 27 September in order to create urban art and do street performances on a topic that they select altogether promoting common values. The final product of the project is a presentation of the urban artists and performers' work in the frame of a-one-day urban festival organised by Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. in cooperation with Greek urban and visual arts organisations. During the festival there will be open workshops to local people (stencil, graffiti, 3D street art, street installations, art intervention) so that social interaction, intercultural exchange and dialogue get fostered.

The project wishes to change the perception of many people about street art, who sometimes confuse it with vandalism and therefore to show through the open workshops and the urban art work of the participants that street art can transform urban spaces into creative hubs and open air galleries. This should function as a bridge between the policymakers and the locals of the city and enhance the dialogue about the potential of urban art which can add to the artistic appeal of Thessaloniki and convey social messages.

An important objective of this project is to give the chance to local urban artists to convey the social messages of their urban artworks to the public and bring in their ideas as well as share their beliefs and concerns.

Through non-formal learning methods, the participants will exchange best practices and their ideas regarding the use of urban art as a tool for social inclusion and social dialogue. They will gain knowledge about the different aspects of urban development and active participation in the society and will acquire methods and tools to incorporate street art in youth and social work by working with people from different disciplines. The participants will discover innovative and alternative methods and ideas to utilise and implement in their work with the youth at local, national and international level, as well as improve their
personal acquisition of competences.

For more information please send an email to myrto.pertsinidi@jkpev.de

Application deadline: 4 August 2015
Date of selection: 7 August 2015

Training overview


This Training Course is for 35 participants from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU and recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, urban and street art educators, urban and street artists and performers

Working language(s): English

Organizer: Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. (NGO/Others)

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is a not-for-profit and non-governmental association, located in Dresden, Germany. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. was established in August 2004 and its main aim is to design, organise, implement and monitor international projects in the field of education, culture and human rights. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. promotes cultural exchange and non-formal education whilst fostering young people's and adults' soft and professional skills.
The association provides opportunities to people over 18 years old to participate in international training courses, seminars, youth exchanges, conferences, workcamps, voluntary work and cultural events in Dresden and abroad and has got partners all over Europe. The association lays emphasis on EU's history, politics and society with the view to raise EU awareness and to promote EU citizenship.
The team of Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. comprises project managers, fundraisers event managers, social and youth workers, graphic and web designers, video makers, photographers, architects, musicians, visual artists and performers who work together in local and international projects.
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. has got a long and wide experience in event management. The association has carried out since 2004 culture festivals, art exhibitions, concerts, street parades, performances, conferences and gala shows at local, national and international level and can offer event-management services of excellence.
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. provides also opportunities to young people for vocational education and training. Young people, students and young professionals at entry level are welcome to apply for a traineeship, internship and European Voluntary Service – EVS.


  • Urban Act - http://urbanact.gr (NGO/Others)
  • AddArt - https://www.facebook.com/AddArt.ngo (NGO/Others)

Contact for questions:

Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi

E-Mail: myrto.pertsinidi@jkpev.de

Phone: +4917699122209


Subsistence, lodging and programme costs will be provided and paid by a grant from the
National Agency of Germany of the “Erasmus+” Programme according to the maximum budget limit indicated below for each partner country:
Bulgaria: 180,00 €/participant,
France: 275,00 €/participant
Greece: 180,00 €/participant
Germany: 275,00 €/participant
Hungary: 275,00 €/participant
Italy: 275,00 €/participant
Poland: 275,00 €/participant
Netherlands: 360,00 €/participant
Serbia: 180,00 €/participant
Spain: 360,00 €/participant
United Kingdom: 360,00 €/participant

Insurance will be covered from Programme costs in case of an accident, but please bring your European Health Insurance Card with you! (Contact your local Health insurance provider to obtain one for free).


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