A five year International Youth Culture and Arts programme of events and activities:
In August 2014, 56 young people and 16 artists and youth workers came together for a pilot arts and cultural programme in Dorset, UK. The partners were from 4 different countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania and the UK and we were joined by young people of many different abilities and from other countries including Africa, the Middle East and from other parts of Europe.
We developed ideas for a 5 year programme of youth activities through culture and the arts looking at issues of Democracy, Equality, Inclusion and Diversity, Social Justice and Human Rights. We explored multiple art forms including Parkour, Music, Photography, Film, Dance and Theatre.
At the request of many young people who took part in 2014, the first main event will be in Srebrenica from 2 - 22 August 2015 and will involve other towns from across Bosnia and Herzegovina including Jelah, Siroki, Travnik, Sarajevo, Mostar and Tuzla, amongst others.
Artists will join us from our 12 partnerships from 7 different countries including Italy, Portugal and Georgia to our existing partners from Serbia, Romania, BiH (the Youth Council Srebrenica) and the UK. The list of partners can be found at the bottom of this page.
Interviews can be organised with our press coordinator, the journalist
Elvira Jahic on email@example.com +387 62 586 450 for Bosnia and Central and Eastern Europe.
For the UK and the rest of Europe from Tina Ellen Lee, Artistic Director/Producer of Opera Circus on firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on http://www.operacircusuk.com
We would like to thank the OSCE for their help and the EU funding programme Erasmus + through the UK National Agency, the British Council.
We would also like to thank the Youth Council Srebrenica and the young people of the youth centre along with colleagues in the town for their on going partnership, hospitality and friendship.
PARTNERS WITH ERASMUS + TCFT
Youth Council, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Teater Mimart, Belgrade, Serbia
University of Bournemouth, Bournemouth UK
VBC, Bucharest, Romania
Opera Circus, Dorset, UK
Urban Playground Team, Brighton UK
Departure Arts, now ArtDeCo, Dorset UK
Fingers Puppet Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia
The Commune di Siena, Siena, Italy
Diverse City, Dorset, UK
The Setubal Music Festival, Setubal, Portugal
Agencia, Manchester, UK,