Creative video workshops are proposed in each of the member countries. They all offer the opportunity to become aware of the individual creative dynamic, of the legitimate right to expression, to culture. The workshops highlight the importance of that right and of the diversity of European culture.
The objective of this workshop is to introduce young people to creation by encouraging participative methods and also to develop their interest in culture in general. The workshop is a space of dialogue, exchange and encounter. Everyone contributes his or her skills and know-how to the common project: individual and collective emancipation with due respect for the other’s culture.
The work will be articulated around an annual theme to arrive in July 2019 at a pooling of all the works during the international closing festival in July 2019. The themes explore cultural diversity and democracy in Europe.
Every year two countries work together on an annual theme. The young come together and the workshops take place in two countries. Through their creative gesture, the young reflect on access to culture, the role of cultural institutions and the place of culture. The medium of expression is mostly video because in their environment the young are immersed in images (cinema, television, video games, multimedia, advertising, etc.). Images are their main source of information, their access to the world, the means by which they imagine, express and share.
Annual seminars enable the six partner associations to assess the past year, the results observed in the artistic practice of the young people and their openness to the cultural field, the attendance level of the creative workshops, the proposals put forward by the participants and the cultural institutions. The objective is to be able to draw guidelines for a better inclusion of the audiences that today are too little concerned by culture.
Once a year, each association will organize in its regional and national field of action an information session on the progress made by YEAD for the professionals of the cultural sector: the managers of public and private cultural venues, political actors, academics, community organizations, and anyone interested in the relation between culture and youth. These one-day meetings will feed the international seminars. The objective is that, in time, a shared database of European contacts will take shape.
JULY 2019 – YEAD INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL – BRUSSELS
Conferences, round tables, video workshops, screenings will fill the programme of this ten-day gathering in the beautiful venue of the Botanique (Cultural Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation). This international festival is open to professionals from the cultural sector, to politicians, to academics, to European institutions, to the young participants and anyone for whom the diversification of the cultural audiences is a priority.