In the spring of 2019, the "civil alarm clock" will ring again to awaken the discovery, artistic spirit, knowledge of human rights and civic initiative among youth and adults. Through a series of interactive workshops and theatrical stages, the special creative and educational program of the Civic Culture Week 2019 will challenge the talents and waking up minds of children and young people who will become the creators of their rights and learn how they can protect values through art.
The second edition of the "Civil Alarm Clock" contest will enable young artists to grasp the broad spectrum of rights and freedoms through visual arts, photography and writing. The best works will be presented in a special exhibition devoted to socially engaged art.
The main goal of the project is to enrich children's civic culture and to awaken their interest in the subject of their human rights and freedoms as a value whose respect can be asserted and demanded by the influential language of art.
The additional objectives of the project are:
(a) to cultivate in children and adolescents vigorous civic consciousness and aspirations for active inclusion in public processes;
(b) to give a compass in the hands of young artists how to develop their talent and create an art that expresses a position and protects universal human rights and freedoms;
(c) to provoke sensitivity and permanently engage the active behavior of professionals and art lovers as leaders of change;
d) to establish the House of civil society organizations (also known as NGO House) as a school for civic participation, and
e) to present Sofia as a cultural capital with strong citizenship and responsible audiences and special care for adolescents.
How will we achieve these goals?
Project implementation period: from 01.04.2019 to 30.09.2019
Partner: Center for Non-Formal Education and Cultural Activity ALOS
Funding: The project is funded by the "Culture" Program of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Budget: BGN 4,000 funding from Sofia Municipality and BGN 1,000 co-financing by BCNL.