Call for Applications, Culture ShoX Youth Camp 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus
Cyprus based non-govermental organisation TheatrEtc is implementing a summer youth camp in the Troodos mountains from the 28th July until the 6th August 2017. We are looking for young people between 18 to 25 years old to participate! Application forms are available through the link at the bottom of this call. But first, here’s a bit more information about this youth camp and its context.
What is Culture ShoX!?
Culture Shox! is the name of a project co-designed and implemented by two organisations, Cyprus based TheatrEtc and Danish organisation DSI Swinging Europe, under the E.U. founded ERASMUS+ KA1 Youth Mobility and Learning Program. The project evolves around the development of activities in Cyprus and Denmark that allow the contact between individuals from a variety of backgrounds in an effort to learn from one another, confront stereotypes and misinterpretations of their realities and build bridges of communication, understanding and acceptance. In the context of this project, the camp in the Troodos mountains is the first activity organised towards those goals, in an effort to build a connection between people arriving in Cyprus seeking a better life having fled their home countries and people who are based in their home countries through creative and artistic means and especially through theatre.
The camp will host a group of 28 young people that will consist of 14 individuals from Cyprus and Denmark and 14 individuals who have been displaced from their countries and are based in Cyprus seeking safety and asylum.
At camp, participants will be spending together 10 days exploring and expressing themselves creatively through various workshops and activities such as applied theatre workshops, music and dance workshops, mask making sessions, nature walks and others. All activities and workshops will run by skilled professionals either from the main facilitators’ team or by visiting artists and facilitators. Through the workshops and activities we will be looking at personal and collective stories and memories as well as ways we can visualise a common path as human beings. The camp will be concluded on the 10th day with a final piece of artistic work that the participants will choose to showcase to a wider audience.
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
- Aged 18 to 25 years old.
- Interested or/and active in the arts (music, dance, theatre).
- Interested in getting to know individuals from other cultural backgrounds.
- Good knowledge of English.
- Available to take part in the entire camp (10 days).
All the expenses for the camp are covered by the organisers (accommodation, food, transportation, workshop materials).
The selected participants will need to attend an informative, preparatory half-a-day gathering between the teams of participants, organisers and facilitators on Sunday 2nd of July 2017.
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If you have any questions, feel free write to: [email protected].