Visegrád

Lifelong Art in V4 countries

1 September 2021 – 31 January 2023

The project aims to increase the representation of senior citizens in contemporary performing arts communities in Visegrad countries. The collaboration of a Czech and a Polish cultural center and a Hungarian foundation creates programs for seniors and thus makes the cultural offering of the regions better fit the population. 

The central element of the project is a 14-week program where local artists co-create with seniors. It runs parallely in the three countries in Olomouc, Budapest and Krakow, and includes artistic coaching, creation and sharing of experiences. The program participants experience artistic creation through various disciplines such as contemporary dance, acting, music, voice and experimental practices, which can contribute to well-being and personal fulfilment. In addition, having a more diverse community around each organization fosters intergenerational dialogue and understanding.

Partners:

Nowa Huta Cultural Centre / Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury (PL)

DW7, o.p.s. / DW7, o.p.s. – Divadlo na cucky (CZ)

 

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Events

FromToCountryCityTitle 
25/04/202230/04/2022HungaryBudapestProject planning workshop 
09/05/202207/08/2022PolandKrakowCreation with seniors – Poland 
09/05/202207/08/2022HungaryBudapestCreation with seniors – Hungary 
09/05/202207/08/2022Czech RepublicOlomoucCreation with seniors – The Czech Republic 
08/08/202214/08/2022HungaryBudapestClosing performances with online streaming 
16/05/202230/09/2022HungaryBudapestOnline sharing of practices