(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – understanding the region

Klaipėda County

Administrative centre – Klaipėda

Area – 5209 km² (8 % of the area of Lithuania)

Population – 378 843 (11.2 % of the population of Lithuania)

Density – 72.7 per. / km²

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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.

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – Greta Klimaviciute-Minkstimiene’s reflective diary (LT)

28th June (Thursday)

On this day all travelers (WE ) stood up, eat and went on day trip. We were in Exhibition hall and Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre ( http://www.kulturpolis.lt/en/main.php/id/1 ). In Exhibition hall was 11 artist exhibition. It is project “Between”. Works of art in the exhibition – includes a new abstraction, the art of the new specification.

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(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – Kristina’s reflection (LT)

Before this trip I knew only about several organizations and sill that information wasn‘t so detailed. As it could be expected the cultural animation isn‘t developed in Lithuania, but there are some cultural animation traits in certain organizations.
I have heard many positive evaluations about Art Colony, that it is a great place for artists where not only Lithuanian but also [...]. Read more

(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija – Karolina’s reflection (LT)

The trip was very wonderful, exciting and inspiring. Since studying art criticism, I am interested in education – the trip was worthwhile, it broadened my knowledge. This is an opportunity that was worth using. I am glad that I was selected to travel to Localize project last trip.

Impressed by ‘Fish Eye’ activities. Movement therapy for people with disabilities requires a large [...]. Read more

(LT) Suvalkija and Dzūkija – understanding the region

The second study trip took place in Lithuania in the Dzūkija region. Project participants visited Kaunas, Vilkija, Alytus, Druskininkai and Vilnius.

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(LT) Suvalkija and Dzūkija – Participant Research: reflection of Rob Marsden

Lithuania: Culture and Politics – Observations and Comparisons

As a theatre practitioner in the UK and Senior Lecturer in Drama Practice at Staffordshire University, I was interested in using the Lithuanian Study Trip to explore the artistic policy of the practitioners and companies working in the country and how these may have been formed by the political spheres of influence in [...]. Read more