Study trip educational module – Staffordshire University (UK), Warsaw University (PL), Vytautas Magnus University (LT)

The module was developed during a process of preparing and organising two study trips in each of three partner countries: Lithuania, Poland and United Kingdom in the period of 2011-2012. The process consisted on ongoing, multilateral consultations and testing each phase of the module by the representatives of the three countries.

The module is ready to apply in different vocational [...]. Read more

Cultural Animation in Lithuania: What is it?

Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Arts and international cultural animation project “Localise” is organizing theoretical and practical workshop/ seminar on November 16  “Cultural Animation in Lithuania: What is it?

The seminar is designed for students, professors, representatives of organizations, community leaders and cultural workers who want to gain knowledge about the cultural [...]. Read more

“Creative Communities. The experience of cultural animation and community arts” – discussions, project presentations and workshops

12-13 October 2012

Lubelska 30/32,Warsaw 

Discussions, project presentations and workshops that sum up, share the thoughts and results, and open contexts for the LOCALISE project.

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – research questions (UK)

At the planning meeting on 12th June for UK participants on the forthcoming study visit to Lithuania, we agreed on the following questions that will help to focus our research and discussions:

“How do creative arts projects address the universal challenges of fostering well-being, inclusion, resilience and resources?

How do voluntary sector organisations support this?”

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija Study Trip Evaluation – UK participants

Notes from the evaluation session undertaken by the UK participants on August the 7th 2012.

Highlights:

Impact on our thinking and practice:

Disappointments:

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – Jane Goetzee’s reflective diary (UK)

27th June 2012

Nida Art Colony

Contemporary art  practice and  art-based radio broadcasts – Neringa FM – on-line to the world but is in Lithuanian language only.

The colony is a department of Kaunas University – the ‘Klaipeda dept’. Linus = manager for 5.5 years, but the new centre opened only 1.5 years ago.

The centre is aimed at 20 – 30 year old art students, and provides live-in [...]. Read more

(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija and (PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Reflection by Ray Thorley

The study trip through Lithuania was full of personal enrichment and wonderful new experiences.

Overall the study group looked at communication and participation within communities.

However, my interest and observations were drawn to and, focus on young peoples desires to become involved or otherwise in community activities and projects.

To understand the views and opinions of the [...]. Read more

Active Communities in Samogitia and Aukštaitija region (LT)

The second Lithuanian (and the last) study trip took place in Lithuania’s Samogitia (Klaipėda county) and Aukštaitija (the city of Molėtai) regions between June 26th and July 3rd 2012. The study trip was focused on two main themes – Youth Policy of Lithuania and the Houses of Culture. These two themes revealed how the term cultural animation is understood in Lithuania. We visited [...]. Read more

Nida Art Colony

Nida Art Colony or NAC is a new subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of Arts. It is developed under the EEA and Norway Grants support. The project started in 2009. NAC was opened in March 2011.

The overall objective of the NAC project is to improve the quality of art and design education in Lithuania and to implement innovations in the field of art education by promoting international [...]. Read more

Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre

The mission of Klaipėda Culture Communication Center is to present the points at issue, tendencies, and process of creation of art to the society with the help of contemporary art forms and means. To develop and induce the relationship between the artist and the recipient of his art work with the help of up-to-date information methods and artistic forms, help the artists of the city [...]. Read more