ReFresh+ Creative BootCamp
The creative bootcamp is organized in the framework of the Refresh+ project. It will bring together 14 young artists from five countries who will meet for the first time. CHC is leading and moderating the bootcamp focusing mainly on community building, team collaboration and establishing creative synergies among the young interdisciplinary artists.
The group of young European artists is selected on the basis of an open call by the artistic directors of the project. Their profiles, backgrounds and practices are diverse but their motivation and interest in cultural heritage is what they have in common. As part of the Refresh+ team they will engage in creative reinterpretation of sites and legends in Slovenia and Romania. They will be divided into two teams of 7 artists to work in these two countries. Their task is to produce collaborative artworks linking cultural heritage with different forms of artistic expressions which later can be placed on the market as cultural products.
The main objective of the blended bootcamp is to facilitate the future artistic co-creation and provide useful tools and methods which the artists will be able to re-use for the team work in the next phase of the project. In the first online part (May 2021), we facilitate networking, meeting and sharing sessions – the first encounter of young artists. In the second, offline part (beginning of September in Split), we take advantage of the historical city of Split, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and we use the Diocletian’s palace as the basis for the creative work and experimentations. We expect that this will contribute to better understanding between the artists but it will also allow them to test co-creation solutions and find methods that will suit them best as a team. Bootcamp consists of three stages combining online and offline encounters: Discoveries (online); Urban Explorations (offline); Creative Synergies (offline). It is designed and moderated by the CHC team together with the involvement of the invited guests, young inspiring artists from Croatia: Elena Štrok and Lucija Klarić.
5 – 6 May 2021 (2 days online)
The first stage of the Bootcamp (Discoveries) is organized online in two working days. It is dedicated to breaking the ice and getting to know each other. It involves discoveries on the personal and professional levels as well as sharing of inspirational stories. We use different methodologies to introduce artists to each other, to discover their practices, personalities, habits, aspirations and motivations. The expected outcome of the first stage: the artists are familiar with each other and are getting inspired from their artistic practices, cultural backgrounds and other presented examples of creative interpretation of legends, storytelling and cultural heritage. They are more familiar with the Refresh+ project and with expectations in the upcoming period.
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September 2021 (3 days offline, Split, Croatia)
The second part of the Creative BootCamp will last for three days and it will be held in Split, Croatia. It will consist of the second and third bootcamp stages: Urban explorations and Creative synergies.