Ekphrasis Studio (NGO) is positioned as a mediator and collaborator with public institutions, experts, communities and various stakeholders in the development of arts, culture and heritage. The organisation designs and implements innovative approaches for projects, exhibitions, public events, conducts research and policy recommendations, advocates for the arts, creates informal education opportunities through various workshops, runs international artist residences, and supports digitization, data collecting and analysis in arts management and creative industries. The mission of Ekphrasis Studio is to improve the daily artistic quality of life for everyone!
Our most recent project “Engaging Tirana’s Communities in Public Arts and Policy” supported by UNESCO IFCD, has launched the first digital Public Arts Map for Tirana, the research on Public Arts Tirana- Artistic Expressions of Past and Present. For more info please visit www.HARP.al
Ekphrasis also means “to relate another art by defining and describing the essence and form of that original art in order to “speak to you” through its illuminative liveliness”
What we do:
Projects /Grant application, financial support for implementation, dissemination and evaluation of creative works and projects. Keen on cooperation and multi-cultural and international activities in any traditional or digital form. Feel free to contact us if you have any ideas for cooperation.
Research & Publications/ Our research is focused on the management and economy of the creative world, the laws and strategies related to what was and will be our cultural heritage, and understanding how the market and technology are related to our economical and cultural symbols.
Education/ Individual, community or co-operative incentives are supported through conferences, workshops, lectures, courses, events and exhibitions. Digitization and exchange of our information about culture, laws and economies are among our key interests. Ekphrasis Studio has communication to a wide national and international network from media (newspapers, journalists, TV channels), arts and heritage (artists and organizations).
Consultation/ Sharing information is important to the understanding of our culture, economy and laws. Tourism is key to sharing our experiences, and in order to support our multicultural communities and environments, well thought strategies are needed for a sustainable development.
Working to build an environment where ideas, individuals and management come together through research, communication and consultations to support creative ideas, projects, products, education and various activities, therefore increasing the artistic quality of life for everyone!
Please, feel free to visit us at our cultural center, DitArt in Tirana, Albania
Tirana, Albania & Nova Scotia, Canada