ARTIVISM DRIVES DEMOCRACY wants to unite the heterogeneous and diverse facets of art movements with social responsibility, combine art with political action in public space and merge young, socially committed artists with democratic movements. we want the borders between art, political actions and playful joy of intervention in urban spaces to be permeable.
With the mission to initiate democratic design processes and to keep them permanently and dynamically, 10 partner organizations from a total of 8 countries joined into a network. with art as rousing tool, this network offers a wide range of participatory creative methods, practices and strategies and by this is going to explore new ways of democratic and horizontal participation.
The current political and social crises are a challenge for Europe and its neighbouring countries and threaten the democratic developments and opportunities of young and freshly formed initiatives.
Art has always responded to political and social conditions, has influenced and changed. even today there is no difference, on the contrary: “a stunning drive into the political captured large parts of contemporary art” the art critic Hanno Rauterberg said, “… when new political conflicts arise all over the world, art must not stay behind” and on the occasion of the exhibition “global activism” at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Peter Weibel speaks about “performative democracy”.
In Lviv we will place the foundation for this permanent trans-european cooperation.
WHO CAN APPLY
Artists and activists with residence in Norway over 18 years old.
- The project covers all expenses regarding travel, accommodation and food during the activities;
- Participation in this activity has a registration fee of 200 NOK.
- Participants are requested to cover the remaining travel costs above the stipulated budget till the venue (the available budget for travel is 275 EUR);
- Participants should be highly motivated to participate in the follow up activities.
Candidates that do not meet the requirements above will not be considered and hence taken off the list.
The sessions will be conducted in English.