Cooperation between Wrocław and the Basque Country started in 2014 during the preparations for the European Capital of Culture celebrations in Wrocław and Donostia San Sebastián. Since then, we had the pleasure of hosting 11 basque artists in Wrocław and sending 9 artists to the Basque Country.
AIR Wro is a programme of residencies, study visits and international collaboration, continued as part of the Culture Zone Wrocław after the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. Its objective is to support and promote the activities of creators working in various fields of culture and art, interested in collaboration with representatives of local circles and communities, and willing to establish international cultural relations.
AIR Wro supports artists, curators, researchers, journalists, activists, animators and managers carrying out projects on the subject of urban identity and culture, which at the same time address such issues as grassroots movements, public space, urban greenery, environmental protection, ecology, civic education, social issues or cultural policies. The aim of AIR Wro is to promote mediation and facilitate the search for good practices and solutions for modern cities.
ETEPARE BASQUE INSTITUTE
The Etxepare Basque Institute was created with a mission is to spread the Basque language and culture throughout the world. The Etxepare Basque Institute is an ambassador for our language and culture abroad, and encourages the international diffusion of the Basque language (Euskara) and Basque artists of all disciplines: from Basque literature to the performing arts, and including cinema, sculpture, painting and music.
This year’s call for the artists from the Basque Country is related to the movement and changes caused by different – social, historical and personal – factors connected with the character of a city. Urban landscape and ecosystem are constantly shaped by the people, but do they interact or interfere? New forms of activism, artistic practices and collectivity are appearing in modern cities as a result of continual changes, which take place in our communities. And these are often connected with current trends related to broadly defined civic attitudes: urban research and education, sustainable development and ecology, guerrilla initiatives and self-organisation, as well as issues related to the public space – they all seem to influence the way we work, live and co-exist.
Results: by 27.07.2018