“Artists in Residence: Exploration of Arts, Humanity and Dialogue”
Project Summary: Partners in this project hope to spread a culture of peace, dialogue and non-violence through artistic activities by encouraging young artists and talents to come together in a safe and creative space to dialogue and exchange ideas. This project aims at empowering young artists to promote greater intercultural dialogue and appreciation; promoting interorganizational networking and cooperation in the EuroMed region and creating space while raising awareness about intercultural dialogue for EuroMed citizens. Twelve artists from Jordan, Cyprus and Lebanon will meet in a Residency in Jordan to realize experimental interactive workshops at cultural venues about arts and intercultural dialogue and exchange ideas and experiences about their respective cultures and backgrounds. Their experience will be transmitted to other young artists in Jordan, including refugees through one of the workshops as well as the final presentation. Their final artistic productions will be shared with the Jordanian community and the ALF international community (online) through a final presentation which will include a concert and exhibition and will take place in an important cultural center in Amman. Project will last for eleven months through which the different partners in the three countries will collaborate and network to realize these activities by selecting the participating young artists to come together and realize these objectives with the help of experts and renowned artists in Jordan.
Overall aim of the project: Spreading a culture of peace, dialogue and non-violence through artistic activities encouraging intercultural innovation via international exchange of artists and talents.
1: Empower young artists to promote greater intercultural dialogue and appreciation
2: Interorganizational networking and cooperation in the EuroMed region.
3: Create space for and awareness of intercultural dialogue by EuroMed citizens.
Deadline: December 20th, 2020, 23:59 CET.
Applications (in English) can be submitted through the form at (https://forms.gle/4WYg5NNr5FWq4p3L6).
If you have any questions, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan) / email@example.com (Cyprus) / firstname.lastname@example.org (Lebanon)
Activities: Selected artists will participate in an Artist Residency in Jordan for a 7-day stay [during the month of June] where they will be trained in the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and produce artworks. Residency will also include training workshops on arts and intercultural dialogue through the interaction with renowned Jordanian artists and experts.
1. Artist Residency: selected artists from Cyprus and Lebanon will join selected ones from Jordan for a 7-day stay in June 2021, where they will be trained in the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and produce artworks.
2. Workshop with Jordanian mentors: participants will be trained on arts and intercultural dialogue through the interaction with renowned Jordanian artists and experts, who will exchange their experiences and work with the participants through the training sessions.
3. Interactive workshop: participants will train 10 young artists from Jordan, including refugees, on what they acquired in the previous workshop. They will also exchange and experiment artistically together.
Presentation of project and final art productions:
Artworks of participants will be shared with project communities and they will have a space for intercultural artistic exchange through a final presentation which will include a concert and an exhibition of visual arts. This event is planned to take place in June 2021 in Amman-Jordan.
Practical note: we will be continually re-evaluating the situation in terms of COVID-19 regulations to examine what kind of public presentations are possible. Accordingly, artists may present work both physically in the exhibition space and/or online.