OPEN CALL FOR V4 REGION – Academy for Actors of Civil Change focusing on Artivism 2023

Special call for participants from V4 countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia) and additionaly from Serbia

Do you have an Artivism pilot programme idea you would like to implement?
Do you need mentoring and financial support for your idea?
Do you want to learn about Artivism?

Are you working in social or educational field?
Are you working with underprivileged communities?
Do you want to learn new techniques from international experts to improve your skills?

Academy for Actors of Social Change focusing on Artivism is a 14 day long international training, with the aim to develop the skills of professionals working in the fields of youth education, social and creative practices.

The professional workshops are based on the theatre of the oppressed, devised process, community, and socially sensitive theatre methods.

During the program, the participants can gain an insight into a unique merge of socially engaged art techniques developed by experts throughout years of practising and teaching within the field of socially engaged arts.

It reflects current social, economic and environmental changes. It helps participants to process their feelings, thoughts and experiences related to this. Through the arts – Artivism, it gives them a tool to express themselves and be active, conscious participants in the changes.

The program has three main topics as inclusive societies, equality of all genders, environmental protection and art. The main connecting theme is activism, how people can get involved in art and how art can become a tool for social change.

During the two-week program the participants can get to know the world of theater that works in an intimate puppet theatre format, which can be performed in especially small spaces, even in living rooms. How to work with artistic tools and help women and young girls who suffer discrimination. How to cooperate with communities and even educational institutions using environmental education theatre tools. Besides that, how to initiate intercultural and intersectoral dialogue in society, encouraging the creativity of young people through art education, production of cultural content and improvement of public policies in the field of culture and youth.

Accordingly during the training, participants will have the opportunity to get to know the diverse artistic and pedagogical methodologies of experts working with disadvantaged groups. The structure of the program is workshop-based, allowing participants to not only learn the theory but experiment with and try out practical skills and techniques as well.

Throughout the Academy you will not only be able to expand your professional skillset, but you will further get the chance to ge to know other enthusiastic yet rigorous experts, and as such become a part of a wide, supporting professional network.

For Participant from V4 countries and Serbia:

With the support of Visegrad Found, there is a special opportunity for participants from V4 countries – the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and additionaly from Serbia – to implement their own Artivism pilot programme alongside the Academy participation. We will have an online open day with an Artivism expert, followed by a workshop at the Academy with our V4 partners. From the submitted pilot ideas, we will select the pitch work – 1 from each country – , which will be implemented by the participants after the Academy with the mentoring support of the partner organisations and the finacial support (up to €1000 to each country) by the Visegrad Fund. The project will end with a conference where the idea implementers will present their work.

* If you have an idea, apply! In the comment section, please write your project idea, but it’s fine if it takes shape during the Academy*

The language of the Academy is English.

The programme takes place in Budapest, Hungary between 1 – 16 in July.

Organizer: Pro Progressione (HU)

Artistic leader: Uros Mladenovic (SR)

Project Partners in relation to Artivism:

  • Art Transparent (PL)
  • Dafa Puppet Theatre (CZ)
  • Creative Industry Košice (SK)
  • Teleport Theatre and Assotiation Kulturanova (SB)

Professional Project Partners:
• Arts and culture contributing to social inclusion – Dafa Puppet Theatre, (CZ)
• Arts and culture contributing to gender equality – Raíces de Corriander from (ES)
• Arts and culture contributing to environmental consciousness – Companhia Teatro de Gato Escaldado (PT)

Funding: Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, Tempus Public Foundation, Small Danube Project Fund, Visegrad Fund

! Please, note that we only accept applications from Erasmus+ eligible countries:

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us:

The application form is available >>>HERE