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OPEN CALL FOR MINI-GRANTS/ Tirana

OPEN CALL FOR MINI-GRANTS/ Tirana

masterpeace
On July 15, 2021
MasterPeace, Stichting art.1, ACT for SOCIETY and OMSA conjointly announce the open call for mini grants for young people, individuals,s and activists in Tirana, as part of the Artivist Stafetë project, funded by the European Delegation in Albania (IPA/2020/421-822). Through the inclusion of the ‘mini grants’ scheme, we will enable young activists and artists to work on their art advocacy projects and to voice their ideas and stories in a creative way.
What is the call open for:
This open call for Mini-Grants is announced under the Artivist Stafete project that focuses on art and the self expression of youth through film, podcast and storytelling events related to young females and LGBTQ+ youth. Young people, individuals and/or organisations working in the civil society sector are invited  to apply.
We are looking for young filmmakers, artists, activists and those who want to express themselves through artivism. You can apply for the following grants.
  • Short Film (mini-grant up until € 1500)
  • Storytelling / Femme Salon Performance (mini-grant up until € 750)
  • Podcast (up until € 500)
Applicants do not have to have prior experience in working with the LGBTQ+ young people (18-30) women in difficult economic situations, however, they must demonstrate a very strong willingness to start working on LGBTQ+,young people (18-30) and women in difficult economic situations related issues.
The deadline for submission of project proposals is 13h of August 2021


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Winner of ‘Artivist Stafetë’ Creative Hub and Tirana Cycle

Winner of ‘Artivist Stafetë’ Creative Hub and Tirana Cycle

masterpeace
On July 5, 2021
We would love to congratulate Tek Bunkeri as the winner of the Creative Hub and Social Contract Institute (SCI) as the winner of the first cycle - Tirana 


Artists Stafetë project is a project funded under the grant for Support to Active Citizenship by the European Commission and is funded by the European Union awarded to  MasterPeace and Stichting art.1, along with their Albanian partners Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) and ACT for SOCIETY Center to support CSOs in Albania.
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 winner of the Creative Hub space will be working on 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 organizations.
More about Tek Bunkeri, it is an Albanian youth led organization emerging from three years working as a grassroot initiative in the fields of culture, rural development and community empowerment. Following an approach of open knowledge and co-creation Tek Bunkeri transfers best practices into local contexts to innovate solutions for social and cultural change. In Tirana, Tek Bunkeri runs The Vila 3 - a space for cultural and social expression, experimentation and collaboration open to any individual or organization that wants to join.

The winner of the first cycle - Tirana which is the first cycle in 9 consecutive cycles project, where the winning consortium works on three division of activities:
1- The cycle will host a series of activities during the duration of three months of the cycle
2- Creating a safe open space as a temporary (one month) creative hub as a physical space for participants to create their artistic productions.
3- 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).
In addition Visibility actions, which include campaigning and (social) media presence.
More about SCI, is Social Contract Institute (SCI) is a nonprofit organization registered in Albania, established in July 2015 by a group of experienced Albanian experts and the US-based East West Management Institute (EWMI). SCI contributes to the strengthening of democratic practices and institutions through:1. civic engagement,2. participation in the development and implementation of policies at central and local level,3. promotion of regional cooperation for sustainable development based on fairness and equal opportunities. SCI is committed to gender equality and social support and pays special attention to the engagement of young people, women and girls. SCI ensures that these elements are always part of its policy and initiatives.
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Open Call – Durres Project Cycle

Open Call – Durres Project Cycle

masterpeace
On June 25, 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 hosting of the Durres cycle, 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 July 26th , 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:  18 500 EUR
Maximum: 20,000 EUR
NOTE: Extension of the deadline regarding the submission of project proposals 
NEW DEADLINE: 31st August 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: 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 Durres 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 June  30th 2021, the project partners (Master Peace,Stitching Ar, Act for Society, and OMSA) will organize a 1-day info session 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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