ECHO (European Cultural Heritage on Stage) is an international pilot project in the field of culture, heritage and arts that aims to enhance cultural production and reinforce the European sense of belonging by connecting contemporary artistic creation with Dark Cultural Heritage of local communities in Europe. Photography, video, painting and crafts are the means to be used to reveal the tangible and intangible local heritage.

Background
It is argued that dealing with traumatic experiences and traumatic heritage has therapeutic effects on local communities (heritage owners) and on visitors of traumatic heritage sites (heritage receivers). In specific, ECHO focuses on “Dark Heritage” as a part of local identity shaped by the “unknown” and “unmentioned” facts that traumatize(d) a group of people and determine(d) their culture. 

Villages and cities marked from traumatic events related to wars, genocides, massive killings, ethnic conflict, political or social oppression, violence and death have those moments incised in their heritage, tangible and intangible. 

In addition, war, and conflict-related sites and stories are present in all the European countries, and therefore the related heritage can become the starting dialogue point for European artists and citizens.

ACTIVITIES: 

ART RESIDENCE IN MACEDONIA

LOCATION: BITOLA, MACEDONIA

22.10.2018 - 22.11.2018

How to apply:
send us your Portfolio and Motivation letter till 02/09/2018
e-mail: [email protected]

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: read

INFO PACK:  Art residency Bitola – Info Pack

ART RESIDENCE IN SERBIA

LOCATION: NOVI SAD, SERBIA

22.10.2018 - 22.11.2018

How to apply:
send us your Portfolio and Motivation letter till 02/09/2018
e-mail: [email protected]

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: read

INFO-PACK: Info pack Novi Sad ECHO

NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter 1: participation of two bulgarian painters in Art-residencis in Macedonia and Serbia – ECHO Newsletter 1 english

Newsletter 2: ECHO meet students  –  ECHO Newsletter 2 EN

Newsletter 3: ECHO exhibition “Memory from our past, for not repeat ever again” – ECHO Newsletter 3 english

 

Final exhibition in Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria

PROGRAM:

4 April 07:30 – 15:30  |  Arriving in Veliki Preslav town and accommodation

17:30 – 19:00 |  Opening ceremony – in an old hotel Balkantourist

5 April 09:30 – 17:30  |  Plener of Students from:

Professional school of textile and fashion design varna town, Professional school of fine art Smolyan town, and national schools of plastic arts and design Kazanluk town

17:30 – 19:00  | Presenting documentary movie “Dark Heritage” of Caravan project Greece and meeting with authors, the big hall in the Municipality

6 April 11:00 – 15:00  |  Visiting the historical places: Archeological museum Veliki Preslav and the ruins

17:30 – 18:30  | Opening ceremony of art production of students

7 April 11:30 – 12:30  | Closing ceremony

Participants in the final exhibition in Veliki Preslav town, Bulgaria

  • Martina Lapica (Bulgaria)
  • Ivanka Stavreva (Bulgaria)
  • Depy Antoniou (Greece)
  • Aristaios Tsousis (Greece)
  • Ljubica Meshkova – Solak (Macedonia)
  • Kiril T. Konstantin (Macedonia)
  • Snezana Petkovic (Serbia)
  • Bojan Josic (Serbia)
  • Stratis Vogiatzis and Yorgos Samantas from Caravan Project Productions, Greece
  • Stoyan Nikolov (Bulgaria)
  • Ivan Grigorov (Bulgaria)

and students from:

  • Professional school of textile and fashion design Varna town,
  • Professional school of fine art Smolyan town

 

The artists and their works you can look them here:       ECHO-art pieces

pictures: Zahari Minchev and Vladimir Jordanov – Hunt on Photos Studio

 

Suvenirs:

Calendar – April 2019 – March 2020

13 pages, that are post cards, wooden stand

Size: 20 x 10,5 cm

Prise: 9,99 BGN

order:     [email protected]

Co-financed by European program Creative Europe

Partners: