ARTOPOLIS #3, Donja Toponica
Description: The goal of the set of three teen camps in Donja Toponica is to get the international group engaged with the local teens on very important topics for reflection and mindset of rural teens as responsible soon-to-be-adults. Project will consist of different art workshops on the subject of understanding, equality and differences. Using their creativity through drawing posters, making photos and making videos they will cover issues related to the no hate speech communication and concerning the need to promote the same chances for everyone without discrimination. We want to point out the respect and understanding between participants in the camp and between participants and local youth. After the camp they will be our ambassadors to disseminate the importance of this idea that we are faced with
Type of Work: There will be different art workshops on the subjects of tolerance, equality and differences. Using their creativity through drawing posters, making photos and making videos they will cover issues related to the “No hate speech” campaign and promote the equal opportunities for everyone without discrimination. We want to trigger reflection about respect and understanding between participants in the camp and between participants and local youth. After the camp the vols will be the ambassadors that disseminate the importance of this idea further in their community. Participants will learn on the subject of respecting differences in general. They will create posters and a video that will be used for the promotion of the idea off the “No hate speech”, about understanding and valuing diversity.
Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in a local public building that has been renovated by the hosting organization and turned into local cultural center. The space is provided by all facilities needed. They will sleep on mattresses and in sleeping bags. There will be kitchen installed and bathroom with shower. Meals will be prepared by the hosting organization. Participants will not have to cook on their own unless they would want to help. Note: No need for mattresses and sleeping bags.
Requirements: It is expected from participants to be creative and team players and to bring their smart mobile phones or photo cameras for the part of making photos and videos. It is possible to have vegetarian meals. They should be nature and village lovers.
Approximate Location: Donja Toponica (15 km from Nis) is a village of merely 300 inhabitants, situated very close to Nis, one of the biggest cities of Serbia. There will be organized a visit to the historical sites in the city of Nis (the birth place of the Constantine the Great) and an excursion to the countryside, to our local partner Zoo Planet and their animals and they will have a chance to ride a horse if they want. It will be possible to spend one entire day for sport or other activities with local youth according to the preferences of the participants.
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