What is Culture ShoX!?
Culture Shox! is the name of a project co-designed and implemented by two organisations, Cyprus based TheatrEtc and Danish organisation DSI Swinging Europe, under the E.U. founded ERASMUS+ KA1 Youth Mobility and Learning Program. The project evolves around the development of activities in Cyprus and Denmark that allow the contact between individuals from a variety of backgrounds in an effort to learn from one another, confront stereotypes and misinterpretations of their realities and build bridges of communication, understanding and acceptance. In the context of this project, the camp in Herning is the second activity organised towards those goals, in an effort to build a connection between people arriving in Cyprus and in Denmark seeking a better life having fled their home countries and people who are based in their home countries through creative and artistic means and especially through theatre and music.
The camp will host a group of 28 young people that will consist of 14 individuals from Cyprus and Denmark and 14 individuals who have been displaced from their countries and are based in Denmark seeking safety and asylum.
At camp, participants will be exploring various themes and expressing themselves creatively through non-formal and informal activities, music workshops and other creative events. All activities and workshops will run by skilled professionals either from the main facilitators’ team or by visiting artists and facilitators. Through the workshops and activities we will be looking at personal and collective stories and memories, as well as ways we can visualise a common path as human beings.
Who can apply?
- Aged 18 to 25 years old.
- Interested or/and active in the arts (music, dance, theatre).
- Interested in getting to know individuals from other cultural backgrounds.
- Good knowledge of English.
- Available to take part in the entire camp (10 days).
The travelling day for the camp is Thursday 12th October and the departure day is Sunday 22nd October 2017.
Does it cost anything?
The camp accommodation and 3 meals per day will be fully funded by the organisers.
There is a budget up to 270 Euros per participant for airplane fares. Each participant is responsible of booking his/her own ticket and the organisation will reimburse the amount after the end of the project. In the case that the ticket fare exceeds the 270 Euros, each participant will have to cover the difference.
Participants will be escorted to the camp in Denmark by two leaders of the group, representing TheatrEtc.
All participants will receive a Youthpass link and a certificate of attendance and the end of the programme.
Can I have more information?
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +357 99790848 for more information.
For the application form please click here.
Deadline for application submission:
Monday 2nd October 2017
The selected participants will need to attend an informative, preparatory half-a-day gathering between the team of participants and organisers on Saturday 7th October 2017.