Duration: 17 - 22 September 2019 Location: Kharkiv and Kyiv, Ukraine Partners: Second National Biennale for Young Art, IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv) and Flanders Arts Institute (Brussel)  Project: The New Scene of Ukraine   BLOCKFREI, IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv) and Flanders Arts Institute (Brussel) have the pleasure to present a tailor-made Visitor’s Programme for international art professionals, which will be organised as a part of the Second National Biennale for Young Art, taking place in the city of Kharkiv in the period 17th of September – 31st of October, 2019. The Visitor‘s

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Duration: 16 September – 15 December 2019 Locations: Vienna, Kharkiv, Kyiv Project partners: Ukranian Institute (Kyiv), Plan B Fest (Kharkiv), IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv), Second National Biennale for Young Art (Kharkiv)   In the light of 2019 – the bilateral “Year of Culture” between Ukraine and Austria, BLOCKFREI has created a project “The New Scene of Ukraine” with the idea to present the potent and emerging cultural associations from Ukraine, in order to connect them with their Austrian colleagues for the purpose of exchange of ideas and to lay a foundation for their

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Duration: 10 —13 October 2019 Location: Belgrade, Serbia Implementation: Association Cultural Front (Belgrade) and BLOCKFREI   Art Weekend Belgrade (AWB) is an exciting new cultural event that is introducing current Serbian contemporary art scene to the international and local stakeholders and the public. During these four days, AWB offers a chance for experiencing art, meeting the artists, curators, art critics and collectors, as well as exploring the city and its emerging art scene while visiting numerous galleries and cultural venues across the city. Contemporary art in Serbia has for more than three decades

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"KID'S STUFF" 2 – 4 August 2019 Library "Ivan Vidali", Summer Cinema Island of Korčula, Croatia     ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words 2019 is dedicated to children's and youth literature, which is often out of focus, and which rarely gets a deserved place in a wider cultural-artistic sphere, even within literary-festivals. At the level of an individual child, literature is a medium within which it learns vocabulary, acquires indirect experiences, and has the opportunity to see different images of the world, helping it to build the idea of how the world works and where the child's interests

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Residency program for emerging international curators   Application deadline: 3 June, 2019 Duration: 16 September – 31 October 2019 Location: Vienna, Austria   The fifth edition of the program Curators’ Agenda: VIENNA 2019 (C’A) is taking place for six weeks in Vienna from mid-September till the end of October 2019. C’A is an annual, unique, know-how program for international, emerging curators who are interested in exploring Vienna’s contemporary art scene and deepening their practical and theoretical knowledge on production and realization of exhibitions. The participants are selected on the basis of an open call, published worldwide three months before the start of the program.

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  Symposium: Friday, 2. November, 2018, 4 - 8pm Satruday, 3. November, 2018, 4 - 8pm Venue: University of Applied Arts Vienna (Lichthof B) Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2 1010 Vienna The turbulent political and social situation of Europe today gives rise to the question on how do we assume the future of the European Union and its humanistic postulates. Some points in history had crucial importance in the development of our societies, but are those times just a forgotten dream of once  traversed  lands,  or  an  embedded  potential  inherited  by  each  succeeding  generation?  The year of 1968 truly rocked the planet,

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“READ ACTIVELY” Friday, 3. August 2018, 9pm Summer cinema Korčula, Croatia   In a pleasant ambiance of the Korčula Summer Cinema on Friday, 3rd of August, starting at 9 pm, ŠUŠUR! Literature Festival in its seventh edition, entitled "READ ACTIVELY!", will remind the audience about the legacy of 1968 and the values we enjoy today, which are a result of a self-sacrifice and activistic actions of our predecessors. Half a century after this significant year, the invited guests of the Festival will talk about whether it is possible to influence contemporary society by writing, what are the implications

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ŠUŠUR! FESTIVAL OF WORDS 2017  6. - 7. August 2017, 21h Square in front of the St Mark’s Cathedral Korčula, Croatia   This years’ 6th edition of the ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words presented some of the most prominent authors coming from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia to the local and international audiences during the two festival evenings. Titled “Among Us”, this years’ Festival was dedicated to female authors and their position in the contemporary literary canon as well as the position of female characters in the contemporary narratives. The public program took place on the central

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Residency program for international, emerging curators   Duration: 17. September – 29. October 2018 Location: Vienna, Austria The fourth edition of the program Curators’ Agenda: VIENNA 2018 (C’A) is taking place for six weeks in Vienna in September and October 2018. C’A is an annual, unique, know-how program for international, emerging curators who are interested in exploring Vienna’s contemporary art scene and deepening their practical knowledge on production and realization of exhibitions. The participants are selected on the basis of an open call, that is published worldwide five months before the program starts. The selection is based on the motivation letter and biography

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Residency  program for international art critics Duration: 13. – 22. November 2017 Location: Vienna, Austria Critics’ Agenda: VIENNA 2017 is a pilot project of a residency program created for six international art critics who are invited to explore the contemporary Viennese art scene in more depth. The program takes place from 13. - 22. November. During a dense 10-day program, six invited art critics will be given comprehensive and profound insights into the contemporary Viennese art scene. Diverse program will include artists’ studio visits, meeting with art critics and curators, visiting ongoing exhibitions and

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