Winner of ‘Artivist Stafetë’ Creative Hub and Tirana Cycle

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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