Here’s the small update on what is happening in this tiny group of dreamers. We’re actually working quite a bit lately;)
So, we submitted two applications lately in competitions, both to restart the UnMonasteries - for Advocate Europe and Virgin Mobile Academy. Both were unsuccessful, dommage. Nevertheless, these submissions gave us a great chance to put together key ideas and hopes for what UnMonastery could be for us, and to create a promising relation with Pracownia Miejska from Konin. So, we exercised our muscles, came out with a promising skeleton of a proposal, and figured out we want to do something similar, then why not try again, and again, and again?
At this point, we’re looking into Velux Foundation funding, for which we will apply with a gourmet version of the application this time. In next weeks, we will be slowly but surely putting together a masterpiece that no one can reject. In Poland we say, third time is the lucky time.
Meanwhile, we also applied for the EACEA under the Creative Europe Refugee Integration call - the project has a rather pretentious name, but I just couldn’t figure out anything sexier and shorter. I have prepared it mostly myself, therefore, all the blame (and prize, if any) should probably go to me. Huge help came from Noemi, who gave it a thoughtful reading and filled in the gaps when I was desperate. We managed to pull together an interesting consortium of Human rights/migrant organizations, artistic collective and well, us, as the hybrid and the engine. If anyone wants to see what did we do - check the proposal here, 32 pages. And if you feel like you could do it better or want to tweak it with us some time later on, when suitable call shows up again - ping one of us or leave a comment. We’re preparing a list of potential partners, and everyone’s welcome.
Things are on the right track:)