ECHO III: for memory’s sake” is an arts and heritage project that aims to bring together artists working in the fields of theatre, music, visual arts, and literature in order to explore tradition and culture through the themes of marriage, arranged marriages and nuclear families in the Balkan context. Specifically, the aim is to explore gender roles and norms through history and how all of the above affect young people and artists living in Europe. “ECHO III” is the continuation of ECHO I & II.

ACTIVITIES:

1st phase of ECHO III (Ethnographic Research)

Ethnographic research will be conducted by professionals from 4 Balkan countries (Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania) based on the theme of marriage in the Balkans to explore how gender issues affect the new generation.

2nd phase of ECHO III (Presentation of the results)

Research results will be presented to the public through 4 artistic events; a theater performance (Athens), video poems screenings (Bucharest), a concert (Sofia) & a poetry night (Tirana).

3rd phase of ECHO III (Wandering Arts Caravan)

The goal of the Caravan is to keep talking about marriage, forced marriage and gender issues that are deep rooted in the balkan societies, through culture. Thus, the last phase of ECHO III is for the contributors of the artistic events/results to go on a tour to Balkan cities, performing their art together and present the gender roles and norms through.

To make ECHO III come true, we need you!

We are looking for 24 artists, 6 Greek, 6 Romanian, 6 Bulgarian, 6 Albanian, working in the fields of theater, music, visual arts, and literature.

Information about the art residencies  could find here:

ECHO III – OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS.docx

Deadline for applying:  25 October 2022

Results will be published: 10 November 2022 

Athens Art Residency

Theater

01/2023 – 03/2023 (46 days)

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Sofia Art Residency

Music

01/2023 – 02/2023 (2 weeks) 

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Bucharest Art Residency

Visual Arts   

03/2023 (2 weeks)

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Albania Art Residency

Literature

02/2023  (2 weeks) 

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With financial support of European program “Creative Europe”  

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