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Open Call- Tirana Project Cycle

Open Call- Tirana Project Cycle

masterpeace
On April 16, 2021
MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the establishment of a CREATIVE HUB in Tirana, as part of the Artvist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.
The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.
The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available in the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/
The call will remain open until May 7th, 2021. Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance small-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields.
MasterPeace  aims to award one  project, which must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

Minimum:  14 500 EUR

Maximum: 17 500 EUR

The deadline for submission of project proposals is May 7th 2021 
Applications must be submitted in English.
All activities within the action are therefore geared towards strengthening the CSO sector by:
1) granting it theoretical/practical skills in cross-cultural project management, thus facilitating collaboration and best practice exchange with prospective partners in the EU.
2) Granting practical skills in soft skill methodologies (podcast, film, storytelling, artivism ), related to creative expression and communication, thus facilitating actors in the field to bypass censorship and infiltrate the mainstream narrative, in turn increasing democratic representation.
3) The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration 3 months which includes:
- Hosting training: on four methodologies (podcast, filmmaking, activism and Walls of Connection)
- Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.
- Creating different cultural presentations that showcase the artistic work of participants which includes (Film Festival, Femme Salons (TEDx-styled talks), studio-recording of podcast, Walls of Connection, and hackathons).
- Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.
This Call for Application will be submitted later on also in other Regions: Durres, Elbasan, Diber, Vlora, Korce, Pogradec and Berat in the upcoming period.
Who can apply?
All civil society organizations, organizations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives in Albania are welcome to apply.
Organizations with experience in activism and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply.
All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct
About us
Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.
ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. It's work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.
With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership trainings, capacity-building programs and starting up social enterprises..
Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visibilization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing trainings in non-formal methodologies, the organisation seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.
How and when to apply?
To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found here and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org
On the 22nd of  Apr 2021, the project partners (Master Peace,Stitching Ar, Act for Society, and OMSA) will organize a 1-day info session in Tirana for potential grant applicants to inform them about the Call and to provide guidance on developing successful grant proposals.
A prior announcement will be made in the following days for the venue, agenda etc.


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Open Call Physical Hub Tirana

Open Call Physical Hub Tirana

masterpeace
On April 4, 2021


Open Call Physical Hub

 

MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center, conjointly announce the open call for the establishment of a 'CREATIVE HUB in Tirana', as part of the Artivist Stafetë project, funded by the European Union IPA/2020/421-822.

The project is a creative and innovative alliance that empowers Albanian civil society organisations and young people in their path to change and create social awareness on human rights, diversity and gender equality through the arts. Artivist Stafëte aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of youth of human rights and democratic EU principles, within Albania’s EU membership accession.

The application package including the “Guidelines for Applicants” and related information on the requirements and the application procedure is available in the following links: www.masterpeace.org : www.actforsociety.org , www.stichtingart1.nl  and http://omsalbania.org/

The call will remain open until May 4th, 2021

 Through the sub-grant scheme, the project will finance large-medium-sized projects, according to relevant thematic fields. 

MasterPeace  aims to award one  project, which must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

Minimum:  57.000 EUR

Maximum: 73.000 EUR

 

The deadline for submission of project proposals is May 4th, 2021 

Applications must be submitted in English.

 

About the space

Starting May 2021 and running through to June 2023, the Creative Hub space will be the core of the Artivist Stafetë project, hosting creative production and showcasing activities for a wide array of local and international audiences. Within the space, local facilitators will work with target audiences on their most urgent democratic and human rights concerns, channeling their outputs through a nation-wide network of CSOs and grassroots active citizenship organisations.

Additionally, and throughout its duration, the space will host a series of cultural offerings, specifically linked to human rights & active-citizenship initiatives: exhibitions; film screenings; democratic participation workshops; talks and debates; awareness raising events; artivists hackathons, etc. These activities will be organized by local facilitators in collaboration with the Albanian civil society sector at large.                                                                                               

Applicant’s main tasks and responsibilities

Successful applicants will be in charge of finding and leasing a suitable space, as well as implementing the interior layout and design. Throughout the project’s 27 months, the Creative Hub grantees will also be in charge of administrating the space during its opening hours in close coordination with OMSA and ACT for SOCIETY Center. The administration tasks include hiring two local part-time coordinator-hosts. This includes special attention to key events and activities which will be held in the space. As this space will work in close coordination with civil society organizations throughout Albania, successful applicants must ensure and facilitate adequate internet connectivity throughout its opening hours. Lastly and in light of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, space must adhere to health and safety regulations that ensure the wellbeing of staff and users throughout its existence.

For further details see the Artivist Stafetë Creative Hub guidelines, here

Who can apply?

All civil society organizations, organisations in the creative scene, and grassroots initiatives in Albania are welcome to apply. Organizations with experience in activism causes and minority advocacy, organizations with experience in running cultural spaces and hosting cultural events are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must comply with the project’s code of conduct (see here for more details).

About us

Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2013 with the main focus of its work being community work and advocacy for the LGBTIQ+ communities of Albania. It aspires to co-create an inclusive society for all Albanians, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, social status and health status.

ACT for SOCIETY Center is an Albanian non-governmental organization established in 2012. The mission is to enhance healthy lifestyles and stimulate the sustainable development of society. It's work consists of promoting culture, advocating for democracy and human rights issues, connecting youth, stimulating active participation in social life as well as in decision-making processes.

With an established presence in over 40 countries around the world, Dutch organization MasterPeace works with three core activities, all of which aim towards a sustainable future with less conflict: 1) Mobilize, inspire and connect young local talents via music, art and play; 2) Organize dialogue and bring all local stakeholders together; 3) Create perspective through leadership training, capacity-building programs and a starting up social enterprises..

Based in Amsterdam, Stichting art. 1 is dedicated to the visualization and inclusion of minorities through the arts. By providing training in non-formal methodologies, the organization seeks to provide tools and channels for sidelined voices to join mainstream narratives and democratic participation.

How and when to apply?

 

Read the Guidelines Clearly FIRST (found below)

To apply, you can fill in the application form which can be found below

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 and send it by email to artiviststafetegrants@masterpeace.org

 

NOTE

On the 16th of  Apr 2021, the project partners (Master Peace, Stitching Ar, Act for Society, and OMSA) will organize a 1-day info session in Tirana for potential grant applicants to inform them about the Call and to provide guidance on developing successful grant proposals. The prior announcement will be made in the following days for the venue, agenda etc.



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Annex lV


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Building Peace Through Neighborhoods! How Barranquilla is doing it

Building Peace Through Neighborhoods! How Barranquilla is doing it

masterpeace
On March 26, 2021
In this series, we feature Peace Neighborhoods (Barrio de Paz) in Barranquilla.
The project is not new, has been running successfully for more than 7 years even inspired Mexico to start-up its own. Barrios de Paz- Peace Neighborhoods works on creating an inclusive and resilient environment for vulnerable groups, using the method of the three schools: ‘art, peace and entrepreneurship’.
Barrios de Paz- Peace Neighborhoods as part of ACTúa started its first phase by setting up: 1 series of training and workshops will be set to engage vulnerable youth groups and develop their artistic abilities 2- Inspire successful social entrepreneurs and role-models will work directly with group and 3- Establish new enterprises and businesses will be supported to launch.

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The first phase worked on empowering neighborhoods around Barranquilla the same program of the three schools. The project engaged youngsters and later on wider community especially senior women who proved by driving force in these communities being able to financially support their families
1- Las Gardenias: The zone of Barranquilla with the highest rate of homicide due to the lack of a social cohesion development and reintegration program for ex-combatant and forcibly displaced people who were moved to this neighborhood in order to provide them with social interest housing ( we ended up stopping activities in this neighborhoods as it was very dangerous to run the project)
2- Urbanización La Playa - Mujeres de la Playa: a women’s group composed of leaders of the UrbaPlaya community. This community was illegally established during the 1980s near Barranquilla by victims of forced displacement due to the armed conflict. Due to its informal character, the well-being offer and socio-economic development of the rest of the city never approached the zone correctly.
3- Las Nieves : is one of the neighborhoods with one of the most rapid socio-economic improvements in the Barranquilla area. The proportion of households living below the poverty line passed from 77% in 1990 to 15% in 2018. Many youth-driven artistic and social-drive groups have been born in the area during recent years.
4- Barlovento: The Fundación Cine a la Calle’s community filmmaking programme, from which this group was born, educates young amateur producers in alternative narratives that contribute to peace-building efforts.

Peace Neighborhoods program is part of ¡ACTúa! Which is a series of artistic interventions to empower youth to communicate, transform and heal through art. The project showcases alternative methods to overcome feelings of helplessness, generate dialogue between opposites, and celebrate human diversity through the interconnection between art and peace
methodologies.
¡ACTúa! 2.0 will build on the successful methodologies created in the four cities (4PeaceFest by Medellin, Dance4Healing- Bogotá, ARTucation in human rights, “El derecho al derecho”- Cali, Barrios de paz- Peace Neighborhoods- Barranquilla). In the next phase the four cities will implement learnings and methodologies of the other three cities, all in parallel. For this phase the project will grow into sustainability by standardizing processes and empowering other Civil
Society Organizations (CSOs), while focusing on engaging the community (focus on
youth) in the peace process.
As the Covid-19 crisis hit, by March 2020, the Colombian government established a 6 weeks general quarantine followed by a Health Contingence that included the prohibition of group gatherings amongst many biosecurity measures. Therefore, we had to stop the direct intervention in the field. To tackle this, the project implemented the ACTúa en Casa booklets, sent by mail, that included all remaining modules of the Socio-Artistic Entrepreneurship Barrios de Paz program, while offering direct mentoring through WhatsApp and phone means on behalf of the Professors.
The project continues for the second phase exchanging learnings with the other three cities
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