Engaging Tirana’s Communities in Public Art and Policy

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On 13 December 2017, seven initiatives to boost the creative economy around the world were selected as the new beneficiaries of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) of the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Albania, with Ekphrasis Studio, is a first-time recipient with the project “Engaging Tirana’s communities in Public Art and Policy”. More info, coming soon https://en.unesco.org/creativity/node/14615

 

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KALDEA & DINGO B @ Ditart (Tirana, AL)

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We are pleased to announce that the awesome international artists Dingo B and Kaldea Nakajima  will be at Ditart, Tirana (AL) supported by Ekphrasis Studio, from Dec. 14-23, 2017, to make magic happen with their art, and meet with other artists. Check below their awesome works!

 

 

 

Supporting emerging Albanian writer

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Ekphrasis Studio mbeshtet shkrimtarin e ri Enkel Hasamataj me romanin e tij te pare ‘Jehona e korridoreve të harruara”.  Historitë dhe karakteret e personazheve trajtohen dhe zhvillohen përreth individualitetit dhe rrëfimit të personazhit kryesor, i cili quhet T. Në kushtet kur realiteti aktual bëhet për të një bllok i padepërtueshëm, për arsyen se njëri nga shokët e tij të fëmijërisë përfundon në qeli si i pandehur, si rrjedhojë e atrofizimit të sistemit të drejtësisë, që për shkak të paaftësisë dhe korrupsionit godet më të pambrojturit në një shoqëri, për të mbuluar krimet e pushtetarëve, ai thërret në ndihmë të shkuarën e tij. Në një bashkëbisedim me të mundohet të çmontojë mitet e së kaluarës, për të kuptuar më mirë të tashmen. Duke u përpjekur për ta bërë këtë gjë, në rrënojat e miteve tashmë të zbërthyera, ai zbulon vetë absurdin dhe, meqenëse absurdi është i paçmontueshëm, pasi, për t’u çmontuar diçka, më parë ajo duhet të ketë qenë e ndërtuar… e vetmja mundësi që i ngelet është hedhja përtej tij. Se shpejti e-book!

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Call for artists

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Seeking artist.
Offering free studio space in Tirana city centre.
Duration: 2 months (Nov.1-.Dec 30, 2017)

Conditions:
Artist may use space as needed.
Artist shall create a permanent outdoor graffiti of their choice (upon approval of draft)
on Ditart Centre exterior doors, front wall and one water tank in the area. (images will be emailed). Artwork may depict or represent neighbourhood or another approved concept/design. Artist is encouraged to present a public event with works and communicate on social media about progress of work.

Compensation:
Artist will have full access to 42m2 studio space in Tirana city centre, includes bathroom, kitchenette, TV, WIFI, close to all amenities and bus routes.
Promotion of artist and work on Ekphrasis Studio online (website, youtube, facebook)
Promotion of artist and exhibition through Ekphrasis Studio network (mainstream/alt TV/print media, events guides, personal contacts, community, etc)

Notices:
The artist retains full rights to use the image of the artwork.
Ditart Centre has full rights to use the image of the artwork.
Artwork remains on display as part of Ditart Centre’s permanent outdoor public art programme.

Other works in the programme:
Inside Out – Jedidjah Slaghter. Three mosaic carpets hanging outside, with mosaic mirrors.
Blue Summer – Ada Bufi. Mural painting of lively and reflective water scene.

email for details and photos to contact@EkphrasisStudio.com

Ditart centre is a not-for-profit arts centre in Tirana run by Ekphrasis Studio to improve our daily artistic and cultural quality of life!
https://ekphrasisstudio.com/ekphrasis-arts-center/

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Tide Kite Days @ Belliveau Cove- Vids

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Enjoy a video playlist of the Tide Kite Days, June-July 2017, at Belliveau Cove, Nova Scotia “Canada’s Ocean Playground”. Recent article on the Digby Courier “Flying kites is a breeze at Belliveau’s Cove beach event”!

Thank you to our supporters Clare Shopper, Belliveau Cove Development Commission, Atelier de Clare, Le Maison Jerome and The Weymouth Bridge!
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Fundraising Tide Kite

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Please, support the events and share the fundraising campaign!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tide-kite–2#/