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PROJECT TREASURY

An overview of implemented PATOS project activities.

ARTY - Youth in Action youth exchange

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Within the framework of the Youth in Action program, PATOS organized cultural exchange for young people, which empowered the participants from the region (Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia) for deconstruction of ethnic prejudices and stereotypes through drama techniques, with a view of fostering tolerance and the development of friendly relations. Exchange took place in Smederevo from 28/07 until 09/08 in 2014.

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PATOSINEMA! - Public park open-cinema (2013)

1. patosinema

In the period from 04th of July until 01st of September 2013 PATOS organized summer open-cinema in Smederevo. Location of the cinema was a public park, which is located next to the Smederevo Danube quay. The entire program was intended for the public, and the entrance was free.
The aim of the cinema is to enrich the leisure time of young people and to offer them a different film repertoire. In this way, we wish to point out the fact of necessity of revitalization of urban culture, so that the young have new space for interaction, which, as such, may contribute to social healing and reducing the general apathy in the society.
The repertoire was consisted of 35 films, of which there were 25 feature films, 3 documentaries and 7 animated. PATOSINEMA! was implemented as a show of films, which contain three parts. The first and the majority part is a retrospective of contemporary European film. The second part was a modern European documentary film. The third section consisted cinematography of the Asian continent (two feature films, three animated and two documentaries).
 
PATOS provided films through collaboration with numerous cultural institutions, which ceded the copyrights for movies public display. Organizations and countries participating in the program were:

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ART4A - Street of memories/Smederevo Cookbook (2012/2013)

2. Ulica secanja

Art community project Art For Action (ART4A) arose out of the need for the development of empathy and solidarity among citizens, especially among the young generation. Through artistic actions, ART4A supports the citizens to reclaim responsibility for common space and life.
Can a single citizen affect the life of society? Society is not an abstract construct. Our society is our next-door neighbor, or in the building next to ours, our grocer downstairs, the children in the park behind our building ... This is our community. That's us.

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IDEAL (2010/2012)

3. Ideal

IDEAL is a program that, through advanced training of teachers and educators in the field of drama and theatre, develops instruments for intercultural learning, thus contributing to building social cohesion and overcoming discrimination among young people in the Serbian society.
The project creator is the artistic association BAZAART from Belgrade, in cooperation with partners: Smederevo Fortress Theatre, Center for Creative Growth and multicultural cooperation CEKOM from Zrenjanin, Center for Development of Civil Resources from Niš and CRCR Rudel from Carcassonne, France. Associates are Intermunicipial association for foreign languages ​​and literature Zrenjanin and PATOS, Smederevo.

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MYTH AS FATE (2006-2008)

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The complexity of the mythical heritage requires a thorough approach and causes it to carry out the complex, multifaceted and continuous process. Mythical materials over the centuries have experienced multiple transformations: they bear traces of the massive movement of civilization, cultural events and changes, as well as layers of invention and intervention of his contemporaries, especially artists (singers, painters, sculptors, craftsmen-artists, gifted priest, etc.). Hence, the myths - their preserved manifestation of that tissue as an art clothed basic message - to some extent contaminated, contributing to demand that the mythic structure primarily factual parse.
Therefore, the initial phase of this artistic process is truthful scientific analysis of the mythical material.

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AR.CO - Artistic Connectios (2005/2006)

5. ArCo

Ar.Co - Artistic Connections the was an international cultural co-operative project run by the local government of the region of Puglia - the Department for the Mediterranean, in collaboration with the region of Abruzzo, the Department for Culture (Italy), in the framework of the International Cooperative Programme of the European Union INTERREG IIIA Adriatic Cross border. Aim of the Ar.Co project was to build a European cultural network in the Adriatic region between the local governments, cultural institutions and companies/institutions engaged in the production and promotion of theatre. Part of this project, which was responsibility of Puglia region, went to the Theatre of Koreja from Lecce, the institution of theatre research recognized by the Italian Ministry of Culture of the region of Puglia. 
The partnership includes partners from the eastern Adriatic countries and the Italian Adriatic regions.
 

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ISLANDS

ISLANDS-colorWith the presentation in UK Parobrod in Belgrade, on 23th of December 2013, officially was launched a new project of BAZAART and partners from Serbia. It is named ISLANDS. The aim of this project is the use of drama in education, and to encourage dialogue between stakeholders in education and empower teachers to become agents of educational reform. 

The link between the „islands“ is an educational drama through which we learn about cultural sensitivity and skills.

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LIVING LIBRARY

2609 living library logoDon’t judge a book by its cover!

Living Library is a project of the Council of Europe, which PATOS organizes during the festival PATOSoffIRANJE since 2012, supported by of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade, Commissioner for Protection of Equality and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia.

Living Library works exactly like a normal library – readers come and borrow a "book" for a limited period of time. There is only one difference: the Books in the Living Library are human beings, and the Books and readers enter into a personal dialogue. The Books in the Living Library are people representing groups frequently confronted with prejudices and stereotypes, and who are often victims of discrimination, prejudice or social exclusion. In this library, Books can not only speak, but they are also able to reply to the readers’ questions, and the Books can even ask questions and learn themselves.

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