Art4Change: Get inspired, get creative, get active!
How does art and environmental action overlap? How can you explore your own creativity and deepen your connection to nature? How can you use art and film to convey a powerful message to the world?
If these questions interest you and you want to explore, create, and interact with other artists, inspiring people, and have an amazing week surrounded by nature at the Danube Floodplains National Park (outside of Vienna), then we have the perfect fit for you!
What can I expect to happen?
Join up to 20 other youth participants (16-30 years old) plus young artists and a professional film team to explore these topics through interactive and hands-on workshops and more. A film team will guide us through the process of developing a powerful short film.
We’ll take on the topic of plastic and our consumption driven society to focus our creative outputs! An expert will provide background information about the topic of plastic in the Danube and how it impacts us!
Each participant will become an artist and create something unique! Through a multi-day workshop, you will select an art form (see choices) and “dive deeper into it” – with input and time for creation, each person will create a project (in a group or alone).
12.08. Arrive and getting to know the group and area
13.08. Nature connection, the plastic crisis, and intro to short films
14.08. Cutting/editing short films and artistic expression “buffet”
15.08. Workshops on select art forms (based on participants)
16.08. Continuation of art workshops and creation of individual/group projects
17.08. Closing of camp, next steps, feedback, etc.
Possible artistic workshops:
– nature art
– improv theater
– storytelling & writing
– poetry (slam)
12.-17. August, 2019 (Monday – Saturday)
“Grüne Insel”, Nationalpark Camp Lobau.
How can we spread the word and reach out to the world?
Create a short film: To spread the word and your creativity, we aspire that each person will create their own short film to document their production
Follow up evening event: In October a follow up event will be organized in Vienna so that the short films can be viewed as well as the creative outputs (dance, theater, photos, etc.)
What does it cost?
For an all-inclusive, 6 day program with expert input/workshops: 90 EUR/person*
(* if this cost creates a barrier for your participation, please get in contact with the organizers and we will do our best to find a solution so that you can participate)
In order to “connect with nature” we will camp during the week. Please bring a tent or let us know (in the application) if you would need us to provide one for you. Meals will be vegetarian and any food allergies will be handled on an individual basis.
How can I apply/join?
The official registration deadline has already expired. However, it is still possible to register and get on the waiting list. We will inform you if there are places available.
This project has been made possible by financial contributions from Art of Danube and Mutter Erde Umweltinitiative.
Questions? We are happy to answer them!
– Nathalie, Christina, Sanda, Elli and NadineContact the organizers