The first working meeting of the project partners took place. The meeting was set the timetable for the project, and the planned actions and the recruitment of participants in the three countries laid out in detail.
The meeting was attended by:
Rimantas Zirgulis (Regional Museum Kedainach), Boris Bartfield, Igor Belov, (Kaliningrad Association of Writers), Krzysztof Czyżewski, Margaret Sporek-Czyżewska, Ksenija Konopek, the Foundation and the Centre for Borderland.
Recruitment of participants for Poland.
What follows is the information circulated locally by partners, inviting submissions from local young people who wish to participate.
This route has not yet set on any map.
That’s why you have to discover it and create your own interpretation, sharing with other young people from the Poland, Lithuania and Russia.
You have to decide which places, people, habits, activities, songs and images are particularly important for the culture of your region and which ones you need to save for the future.
The project assumes that you will be prepared to take on creative tasks, meet special people, survivors and guardians of tradition, artists and cultural experts.
You and your peers will decide which texts, drawings and photographs will be included in the project guide ‘Atlantis’, and your investigations during the project will help us construct shape exhibition material.
What will be the results of our joint activities?
The establishment of cross border cultural trail “Borderland Atlantis’, spaces and places that your generation deem important.
The trail guide will be released – inviting you to travel through time and space, to help you explore your identity through immersion in the cultural heritage of the region. The Trail can also exist in the virtual space. In what way? Blog ? Fanpage ? It also depends on you…
You will be the co-author.
We will present in each of the countries an exhibition documenting the creative activities of the project participants and your actions.
You will be able to integrate with your peers from the three countries and improve your language skills.
You will expand your world of new knowledge and skills. You may find new forms of artistic activity that will become your passion.
You will experience unique travel.
How will the project work?
The project lasts for two years (through 2014).
There will be three groups of (a minimum of) ten young people working simultaneously in Poland, Lithuania and Russia. They will meet twice a month to explore the cultural heritage of their region.
There will be workshops including photographic, ceramic, archaeological , theatre, music, poetry. Each workshop will lead to the development of materials for the guide.
The main place of work in Poland will be the International Centre for Dialogue in Krasnogruda, but for a large part of the programme, meeting will be held in diffferent locations.
There will be three residencies, one in each geographic location, where all participants come together for a common ten-day workshop.
Participation is free for participants. You will not pay for your participation in the workshops, for the materials, transportation, etc.
Your parents and schools (where applicable) must agree to your participation.
You will have a basic knowledge of the English language.
How do I qualify to participate in the project?
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. You have be sixteen or seventeen.
2. You live in the northern part of the region of Podlasie.
3. You will make a piece of work (a photograph, an artwork, text, video, presentation) that is your interpretation of these words: Is there anything you would like to / would like to save …
Jest coś, co chciałabym/chciałbym ocalić…
There is something I would like to save from oblivion…
For photographs or artwork, attach a brief comment.
4. Write about your passions, plans for the future, interesting activities which you attend – favourite books, movies, music you listen to, etc.
5. Work and characterisation of looking after the emblem.
The envelope with the emblem of inserting card with your details: name and surname, date of birth, grade and school where you learn, address, email address, telephone contacts and consent of your parents or guardians to participate in the project.
6 Send your application by 12 April 2013 to the following addresses:
Secondary School in Sejny, ul. Meadow 1, tel 87 516 21 67.
Co-ordinator: Jolanta Olsztyn
Suwalki School No. 1, ul. Noniewicza 83, tel 87 566 66 07.
Co-ordinator: Eva Sidorek
E-mail: ewa.sidorek @ wp.pl
Augustow, School of Social STO, ul. Zarzecze 17a , tel 87 643 27 29.
Co-ordinator: Joanna Denert
7. The list of persons eligible for the project will be selected by April 17.