The project „Areas of Inspiration“ The project „Areas of Inspiration“ The project „Areas of Inspiration“ The project „Areas of Inspiration“ The project „Areas of Inspiration“ The project „Areas of Inspiration“ The project „Areas of Inspiration“

The project „Areas of Inspiration“

Project “Areas of Inspiration” has been selected from 430 applications and is receiving financial support from the European Union within the programme Creative Europe – the largest EU direct funding source for the cultural sector in Europe. The project is managed by the Slovak-based Association of Nature Conservation – Machaon International and is jointly implemented during its two-year period with its national partners in Slovakia (AnnoGallery, village Ganovce), in the Czech Republic (National Institute of Folk Culture and MAS Straznicko), in Estonia (Muusa Kapriis MTU) in Austria and Ukraine (European Wilderness Society) in Ukraine (National Nature Park Synevyr and Museum-reserve Tustan).

The main idea of the project is to encourage mobility of artists and creative people into the countryside as a source of their inspiration, while at the same time making use of their creative work to enhance local development (tourism), nature conservation and cultural heritage through international collaboration and promotion of the beauties of wild nature and rich folk culture of rural areas through works of art.

Title of eventdates place
Plain Air and Folklore event 'Sheeps for the White Carpathians" 17.06 – 23.06.2017 Czech and Slovak Rebublics, 6 villages of microregions Straznicko and Mijava
Festival Straznice and plain-air event 23.06 - 25.06.2017 Czech Rebublic, Straznice
5 Creative camps for children "Ceramic world' 10.07 - 14.08.2017 Slovakia, Horka
Plain Air event, land-art symposium and art-photography workshop „Genius loci. Lahemaa. Viinistu“ 14.08 – 18.08.2017 Estonia, national park Lahemaa
Study-tour 23.04 – 29.04.2018 Italy, Piedmont region
Plain Air event and Festival 'Service Tree - Feeling of Straznicko spring' 03.04 - 08.04.2018 Czech Rebublic,Tvarozna Lhota
Ceramic and painting art symposium ‘Nature – muse of Inspiration'. 14.06 – 21.06.2018 Slovakia, Horka village, national park Slovak Paradise
Enamel symposia 'Nature – muse of Inspiration' 11.06 - 22.06.2018 Slovakia, Ganovce village, national park Slovak Paradise
Land-Art symposium "TuStan: History and people" 19.07 – 29.07.2018 Ukraine, Urych, open-air museum Tustan
Festival "Tu Stan!-2018" 27.07 – 29.07.2018 Ukraine, Urych, open-air museum Tustan
WildArt expedition 11.08 - 20.08.2018 Ukraine, Synevir National Park
Photo-exhibition „Areas of Inspiration“ Spring 2019 EU cities
Final Conference "Areas of Inspiration" (Conteporary art - for conservation of nature, traditional culture and Rural Development") 17.05 – 18.05.2019 Estonia, national park Lahemaa

Main project events are:

We invite you to join us in our project:

national parks and other protected areas which organise art-events with social component;

art-residencies located in rural areas or national parks;

interested villages and NGOs.

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