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ZAMBIA... Artists Call for Submission!

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Livingstone  ‘Mosi O Tunya City is the southern most Zambian city, 470 km from Lusaka, was founded in 1905 with a population  estimated  at 136,897 ( 2010 census ). It is strategically located  with a mighty jewel of the Mosi O Tunya ( the smoke that thunders ) or Victoria  Falls, a UNESCO recognised world heritage site, one of the seven  natural wonders of the world and a magnificent spectacle  on the great Zambezi River, where the country draws its name from. The city will in 2013 jointly host the 20th session of the United Nations World Tourism General Assembly ( UN WTO ), together with sister city ,Victoria Fallstown of  Zimbabwe, with an expected huge turnout of delegates and tourists.

The 6th Insaka International Artists Workshop ( Insakartists 2013 ), will take place during the period of UN WTO General Assembly alongside many other cultural events and tourist adventures. Insakartists 2013 is going to be a ‘camping workshop’  at the Livingstone Visual Arts Centre located in the middle of the tourism precinct, hence many visitors are expected. The theme of the workshop ‘Heritage Links  artists are expected  to develop ideas that will interpret the them in their own understanding, develop linkages that will evoke creative curiosity and cultural connections, artists are expected to show case their diverse linkages between experience and encounter, social engagement with unknown and unfamiliar people and environment.




  • Artists are expected to camp in individual tents that shall be provided.
  • Evening artists presentations and intellectual discussions are compulsory, therefore artists are expected to attend. Guest curators, administrators and professionals are expected to give talks
  • A central working studio space shall be available, artists are also free to work on individual studio spaces.
  •  Basic art materials shall be provided however artists are encouraged to explore non conventional materials and objects to create art expressions that will evolve around the theme.
  • It is camping workshop therefore selected artists will be  expected to abide by camping rules within parameters of a Mosi O Tunya National Park.
  • The campsite is located  inside the National Park , Insakartists Trust is working closely with Zambia Wildlife Authority ( ZAWA ) will work closely work with artists during the workshop period to assist or provide protection and guidance.
  • Excursions to tourist attractions of Livingstone shall be provided and a collaborative artistic tour of Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe will be part of the programme.
  • Massive publicity is expected during the workshop as much there will be local, regional and international media reporting on various aspects of the UN WTO event.
  • Selected artists are expected to pay participation fee of $100.00 upon arrival for international artists and for local artists $20.00 cash payment, one week before the workshop.
  • Note: Applicants within the continent of Africa are advised to check for Art Moves Africa time table for travel grants, if need be of travel assistance. Visit website


For further inquiries contact Vincentio Phiri  and Zenzele Chulu

Mobile: + 260 966 767 214 / + 260 977 978 850  / + 260 977 531 335 / 0955 531 335 
Telefax: + 260 211 254440

Insakartists Organising Committee 

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Antidiscrimination and Cultural Awareness

Image of Africa and Black People in the European media


Grundtvig  Workshop

March 4 to 9, 2013

Vienna, Austria


Todas as despesas (viagem, estadia, participação) serão pagas pelo programa GRUNDTVIG

Mais informações sobre as inscrições e o programa do workshop (pág. 26):

Call for projects: EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH 2013!

european short pitch 2013

This is the moment you've all been waiting for. NISI MASA – European Network For Young Cinema is proud to announce the Call for Projects for its 7th edition of EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH. EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH is an initiative aimed at promoting European coproduction of short films which combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency, an on-line session and a Coproduction Forum bringing together scriptwriters and industry professionals from all over Europe.

EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH 2013 will consist of two main events:

1. The Scriptwriting Workshop: 8th to 13rd January 2013 in Zagreb (Croatia)
2. The Coproduction Forum: 1st to 3rd March in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)

NISI MASA is calling for projects from writers, directors and producers (aged between 18-35 years old) with international short film projects in development. Your nationality or country of residence should be one of the member countries of the MEDIA Programme (European Union + Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). European Short Pitch will also select up to 3 projects from non-member countries of the MEDIA Programme where NISI MASA has a member organisation: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia and Ukraine.

The deadline is 30th September, before midnight!

Download the Call for Projects

Download the Application Form

For more info: [email protected]

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Auto-reflexibilidad y auto-consciencia: hacía el amor...

Published16 Aug 2012

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Abierta convocatoria Talleres Mugatxoan, octubre 2012

Una voz sin cuerpo, hacia el amor da nombre al programa que proponemos del 4 al 11 de octubre en San Sebastián y que forma parte del programa europeo en red Special Issue (Edición Especial). Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, In-presentable (Madrid), Station (Belgrado), Hybris Konstproduktion (Estocolmo), BIS (Estambul) y Mugatxoan (San Sebastián) son las estructuras que conforman esta red y están creadas por los artistas con el fin de producir contextos adecuados para un arte en proceso de ser inventado.

A partir de la pregunta “¿De qué manera la performance de hoy publica discurso?” nos preguntamos: ¿Cómo estar sin estar?¿Qué se percibe de una performance cuando no la vemos y sólo la escuchamos?.¿Podríamos llegar a percibir el espacio donde se ejecuta y la imagen que produce? ¿Cuándo desaparece el cuerpo?. ¿Es la voz cuerpo?

Como modo de dar respuesta a estas y otras preguntas, hemos configurado un programa que entre otras actividades propone dos talleres de: Manuel Cirauqui y Peio Aguirre, que plantean otras reflexiones teórico - prácticas sobre cuestiones relacionadas con estos temas.

Información sobre la convocatoria: Una voz sin cuerpo, hacía el amor PDF

Convocatoria abierta hasta el 5 de septiembre. Enviar las solicitudes a esta dirección: [email protected]

Informações ainda mais específicas, aqui.


Vasl International Artists' Workshop, Pakistan

(Performance de Adnan Madani, VASL workshop, Paquistão)

VASL (which means “to come together” or “a meeting point”) is an artists’-led collective that has been running workshops and residencies in Karachi for the last 7 years. Vasl brings together local and international artists for a period of intensive exchange of ideas and art practice. They are a part of a Network of Workshops under Triangle Arts Trust UK, which was set up by Robert Loder, and Sir Anthony Caro in 1982.

VASL conducts and offers Artists Residencies, Workshops and Educational Outreach. The workshops and Residencies have created an alternative learning space outside formal educational institutions, thus enabling the visiting artist to share issues of identity and art practice on a different level. On its website, it engages and connects people from all over the world with a strong level of dialogue on issues of identity, and the role of the creative process in forging cross-cultural links.

They are committed to having a forum for exchange and experimentation, between art communities in Pakistan and abroad. Over the last two years, they have been working with our partners in South Asia to create more links between artists through the web.


Call for Applications: Performance, Moving Image and Sound

Application deadline: Friday January 13th

Workshop dates: 23rd February to March 12th, 2012
In 2012 Vasl Artists’ Collective is hosting its third international workshop in Karachi, Pakistan. Workshops are short intensive residencies that include a diverse range of participants in a larger group than regular residency programmes at Vasl. This workshop will focus on performance, moving image and sound.
Applications are open for ten Pakistani and international artists practicing in these mediums, and for those interested in working with performance, moving image and sound for the occasion of the workshop. Artworks will be developed throughout the project and shown to the public through interventions in the city over the two weeks and at an ‘open day’ display on the final weekend.

Applications should include:
·      A cover letter detailing your interest in participating, (no more than 800 words).
·      A CV with portrait.
·      Contact details of two referees.
·      Documentation of previous works. (Please do not send files of more than 8MB over email. Send any large files via filesharing sources – Yousendit/Dropbox, etc, or provide website links to works viewable online.)

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"Humans, environment and economies: From vicious relationships to virtuous responsibility"

Published9 Nov 2011

Tags felicidade olivia bina sofia guedes vaz workshop

(na foto: Sofia Guedes Vaz) 

Destaque para o paper recentemente publicado pelas investigadoras Sofia Guedes VazOlívia Bina, resultante de uma comunicação inicialmente apresentada no workshop que o Próximo Futuro organizou sobre "A Felicidade" (Novembro 2010).

The debates questioning the meaning of growth point to a need for a more holistic understanding of human beings and of the economic actor, fundamental to economic theory and practice. This contribution turns to virtue ethics in order to reframe the self in more reflexive, relational and environmental terms. We explore the significance of understanding humans' sense of responsibility that is quintessentially relational, and of their capacity and need to relate to nature as well as community and society. We begin by reviewing the main arguments in the thriving debate in ecological economics, around what the characteristics of the human being can contribute to implement an ecologically sustainable development. Our aim is then to draw a link between this debate and that of virtue ethics, that leads to a different understanding of the human being, of what can contribute to individual wellbeing (and a good life): responsibility, we argue, is not only a value but a virtue, that enables individuals to find meaning in acting responsibly towards the environment, emphasising the multiple benefits that arise from framing good lives in active terms. We conclude reflecting on the challenges to, and implications of our proposition for government institutions, particularly education. (Abstract)

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EUNIC Studio 2011: candidaturas em curso

Decorre até ao próximo dia 16 de Outubro o prazo de inscrição para participar no Workshop “Recicla a cidade, abordagem à sustentabilidade e a arquitectura”, organizado pela EUNIC South Africa, e cuja 4º Edição vai ter lugar em Johannesburg entre os dias 21 e 26 de Novembro do corrente ano.

O programa de 2011 será baseado num novo caso de estudo sobre um edifício de Hillbrow (Joanesburgo), em que, participantes de diferentes nacionalidades estudarão juntos as possibilidades de transformação e melhora de dito edifício no marco de um programa internacional de intercâmbio.

O centro da cidade de Johannesburg e em Hillbrow, possui história e uma complexa configuração. Está composta de um moderno património de grande edifícios de características de interesse arquitectónico. No passado estes edifícios eram residências de uma camada próspera da população, hoje estes edifícios são o abrigo de uma camada da população em dificuldades, sendo a maior parte imigrantes. 

O objectivo é de propor transformações para estes prédios, para que se convertam em casas decentes e ao alcance do maior número possível de pessoas. É o reciclar urbano, transformando as situações existentes e usando as mesmas como ponto de partida para qualquer projecto. Trabalhar num edifico ocupado é complicado, mas ao mesmo tempo é uma oportunidade, um desafio arquitectónico.

Baseado no princípio da precisão, uma investigação será efectuada das situações existentes, isto tornará possível a avaliação das acções a serem tomadas.

O trabalho resultante do workshop será exposto em Durban na conferência das Nações Unidas sobre mudanças climáticas (COP 17).

Entre os convidados internacionais destacam nomes como:

- Iain Low / arquitecto / South Africa

- Carin Smuts / arquitecto / South Africa

- Frans Sebothoma / building management / South Africa

- Frédéric Druot / arquitecto / France          

- Françis Kere / arquitecto / Germany / Burkina Fasso

- Alex Ely / arquitecto / England

- Christophe Hutin / arquitecto / France

Mais informações no website da EUNIC e um atalho para o relatório do curador da última edição aqui.