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WYA European Arts Forum 2017: Unity in Diversity

June 24 - June 26

50€

About the European Arts Forum

After the two successful editions of the European Arts Forum held in Brussels, WYA Europe is delighted to announce its third edition. The EAF will gather together artists, art critics, scholars, European decision-makers and participants from across Europe for an exhibition, workshops and conferences that will examine the relationship between art, culture and human condition.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Unity in Diversity: Connecting Europe through Culture’ and will take place in Brussels from the 24th to the 26th of June 2017. The European Arts Forum will simultaneously exhibit the diverse work of young artists from across Europe and equip the youth with the tools necessary to fully accept, support and promote diversity among with intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, common European values of human dignity, freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights. It will also provide abilities to better respond to the contemporary realities of youth in changing Europe. Artwork selected for exhibition at the event ranges from sculpture, to painting, to jewelry making, to coffee bean mosaics.

‘The World Youth Alliance affirms the transformative power of art, which encourages the individual to move beyond oneself, to connect with a greater community, and to contribute to society and culture. Art provides a window into the complexity, integrity, and beauty of human nature and the natural world. Art is an expression of human dignity and is an important part of the individual’s desire for self-expression in the world. Artists play a crucial role in understanding human life. In art and its transcendent journey, we experience the depth of our human freedom’.

WYA Declaration on Beauty in art and Human Dignity

Our partners

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Bogdan Wenta – Member of the European Parliament

Tadeusz Zwiefka – Member of the European Parliament

Kazimierz Ujazdowski – Member of the European Parliament

Marek Jurek – Member of the European Parliament

Gabriele Zimmer – Member of the European Parliament

José Inácio Faria – Member of the European Parliament

Application process

To participate in the WYA European Arts Forum 2017 all the attendees must be registered and will receive an acceptation letter by WYA. To facilitate the registration and accreditation process, attendees are divided into two different categories, namely:

•  Artists (young students and professionals in the visual arts proposing their vision and submitting their piece of art that will be selected through a jury and exhibited for the forum audience – asked to submit applications before Friday, 9th of June, 2017)

•  Participants (art lovers and enthusiasts interested in exploring the idea of art and culture – asked to submit applications before Monday, 12th of June, 2017)

To participate in this year’s European Arts Forum, simply: Determine your registration category by choosing the right tab:

•  Application for Artists ( if you are a young student or professional in the visual arts ready to exhibit your artwork for the forum’s audience)

•  Application for Participants (if you are a young art lover or just interested in exploring the idea of art and culture)

Submit the online application form for chosen category. Complete your application by sending us the required attachments at europe@wya.net:

•  Photos of your artwork (maximum 3 images) along with your CV (for young artists)

•  Your CV (for participants).

Schedule of the Event

The European Arts Forum is a three-day long gathering that features a wide range of events, including an exhibition of the selected artworks in the European institutions, lectures by expert speakers, small group discussions, musical performances, presentations of the projects in the field of art and culture held by participants and presentations by the participating young artists about what shaped their work.

European Arts Forum 2017 : “Unity in Diversity: Connecting Europe through Culture”

Saturday, 24th June 2017

Regional Office of Lodzkie Region – Lodzkie House, Square Marie-Louise 2 | Brussels

15:30  Welcoming and registration of all the participants

16:00  Forum: “Unity in Diversity: Connecting Europe through Culture”

•  Opening of the Forum by Hrvoje Vargic, WYA Europe Regional Director

•  Mafalda Pereira da Cunha, WYA Europe Consultant of Cultural Programs

•  Luka Tripalo, WYA Member from Croatia

•  Open discussion with the artists and participants

19:30  Cocktail and official opening of the exhibition with musical performances and an award ceremony

22:00  Closing of the cocktail

 

Sunday, 25th June 2017

Regional Office of Lodzkie Region – Lodzkie House, Square Marie-Louise 2 | Brussels

10:00  Presentation of the artists, their work and vision

11:00  Workshop on a collaborative piece of art

•  by Matteo Schuer, Cultural Manager and Ceyhun Karasu, Music Producer and Computer Graphic Designer

13:00  Lunch Break

14:00  Visit of the Mazel Galerie Jeu de balle (Place du Jeu de Balle 70| Brussels)

16:30  Break

18:30  Manhattan International Film Festival movie screening

 

Monday, 26th June 2017

European Parliament (Room ASP 5E3) | Brussels

10:00  Visit of the European Parliament Art Collection

12:00  Panel discussion in the European Parliament:

•  Presentation of good practices by participants: Art as a means of Social Inclusion

•  Moderator: Antoine Mellado, WYA Director of Advocacy

•  Welcome speech by Bogdan Wenta, Member of the European Parliament

•  Jean Claude Polet, Professor of History of European Literature, UCL

•  Karel Bartak, Head of Culture Programme Unit, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

•  Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe Culture, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

•  Rudiger Klein, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe

•  Elin McCallum, Director of Bantani Education

14:00   Lunch and final evaluation

15:30  Optional Guided Tour in the center of Brussels

*Please note, the program may be modified.

Application process for the young artists

 

The application process for young artists in the WYA European Arts Forum 2017 is open! World Youth Alliance Europe invites students and professionals in the visual arts to participate in the third edition of the European Arts Forum, which will take place between June 24 – 26, 2017 in Brussels. The European Arts Forum gathers high-level artists from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds to explore the idea of art and culture, taking in consideration its relationship to human dignity. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Unity in Diversity: Connecting Europe through Culture’. Young artists selected to participate in the European Arts Forum will have the opportunity to:

1.  Exhibit their artwork for the forum audience

2.  Present their vision through their artwork

3.  Collaborate on a common piece of art with other artists

4.  Participate in interactive discussion with public experts, policy-makers and affirmed artists

5.  Engage in dialogue with artists from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds from all around Europe

Conditions to apply are the following:

1.  Be from 18-30 years old

2.  Must be residing in a European country

3.  Have a good level of English

4.  Be a member of the World Youth Alliance (sign WYA Charter)

If you are an artist interested in applying, please complete the following application form below and send us photos of your artwork (maximum 3 images) along with your CV to europe@wya.net as soon as possible. Deadline for young artists is Friday, 9th of June, 2017! All selected candidates will be invited to a Skype interview and notified of the jury’s decision within 3 working days of this interview at the latest. Selected artists are responsible to cover their travel expenses and accommodation. As of now, WYAE does not offer any form of financial aid to potential participants. We look forward to receiving your application!

Application process for the participants

 

The application process for the participation in the WYA European Arts Forum 2017 is open! World Youth Alliance Europe invites art lovers and enthusiasts to participate in the third edition of the European Arts Forum, which will take place between June 24 – 26, 2017 in Brussels. The European Arts Forum gathers high-level artists from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds to explore the idea of art and culture, taking in consideration its relationship to human dignity. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Unity in Diversity: Connecting Europe through Culture’. Selected applicants to participate in the European Arts Forum will have the opportunity to:

1.  Attend all the events and activities of the Forum, including the art exhibition of EAF artists and high-level conferences on Unity in Diversity to be held in Brussels, including in the European Parliament

2.  Engage in intellectual discourse and broad discussion with public experts, affirmed artists and decision-makers

3.  Participate in dialogue with artists and art lovers from a variety of disciplines and cultural backgrounds from across Europe

Conditions to apply are the followings:

1.  Be from 18-30 years old

2.  Must be residing in a European country

3.  Have a good level of English

4.  Stay for the whole duration of the Forum

5.  Be a member of the World Youth Alliance (sign WYA Charter)

If you are interested in applying, please complete the following application form below and send us your CV to europe@wya.net as soon as possible. Deadline for the applicants is Monday, 12th of June, 2017! All selected candidates will be invited to a Skype interview and notified of the jury’s decision within 3 working days of this interview at the latest. Selected participants are responsible to cover their travel expenses and accommodation. As of now, WYAE does not offer any form of financial aid to potential participants. We look forward to receiving your application!

Participation fee: 50 € for the whole duration of the Forum

This includes the admission to all the sessions of the forum, which range from an exhibition of the selected artworks with an award ceremony, lectures and panel discussions by expert speakers, presentations of the projects in the field of art and culture held by participants, work on a collaborative piece of art, and evening cocktail to musical performances. The certificate of participation, forum materials and brochures, some meals, refreshments during the conference breaks are also included. The participation fee must be paid within 3 days after receiving the e-mail of acceptance. All payment details will be sent to you in the confirmation e-mail. If you have any further questions, please contact us at europe@wya.net.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

 

Details

Start:
June 24
End:
June 26
Cost:
50€
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Organizer

World Youth Alliance Europe
Email:
europe@wya.net

Venue

World Youth Alliance Europe
Rue de la Loi 42 bte 7, B-1040 Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
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