The main goal of the project is to promote cultural values of the border region and to raise awareness of the contemporary literary, art and music scene of the neighbour country among the Croatian and Hungarian audience.
The two main location of the activities are Pécs and Osijek, however many programmes will be implemented in other towns of the programme area (i.e. Zalaegerszeg or Beli Manastir).
The contemporary art scene both in Croatia and Hungary is very vivid and fruitful, there are many cultural events in Pécs and in Osijek that aim at presenting the artists, musicians and writers of their city, literary magazines such as Jelenkor in Pécs or Knjizevna Revija in Osijek serve as a hub for acknowledged and budding authors, the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts at the University of Pécs and the Academy of Arts and Culture at the University of Osijek allow many young talented artists to study and work on their craft.
However despite of the diverse cultural life in the two cities, nowadays there are very little connections and cooperation between the cultural actors of the two countries, although the geographical distance is not significant. The activities of the project tackle these challenges and bring together the artists of the border region. The programmes of PArt project contain public events for a bigger audience, that aims at promoting contemporary art, such as public readings, exhibitions, concerts and gigs, and also offers professional activities for the actors of the Hungarian and Croatian cultural scene, like workshops, forums and discussions. The partners will ensure that there are participants for each project activities from both countries.
Actitvities will be implemented between 1 July 2020 and 31 October 2021, in Pécs and Osijek and many other settlements of the crossborder area. Main target groups of the public activities are the inhabitants of the city or settlement where the event takes place, main target groups of the professional activities will be young and budding artists, authors, musicians and other professionals all over from Hungary and Croatia.
Promotion of contemporary literature and art
Cultural boat trip on RIver Drava
Preliminary selection of the Hungarian-Coratian anthology in Jelenkor review
Trilingual brochure for the exhibitions
Thematic block in Književna Revija about the project
Cultural trip for Hungarian and Croatian authors, editors and the representatives of the media
Theater workshop in Pécs
Visual arts workshop in Pécs
„The Culture of the City” workshop in Osijek
„Regionalism as a Cultural Brand” – discussion in Osijek
Monodrama workshop in Croatia
9 literary events in the border region with Hungarian and Croatian authors (HU)
Festival of Wine, Poetry and Art (HR)
Tales of the Pannonian Castles (readings and discussions) (HR)
Words, Images, Cities (interdisciplinary art events) (HR)
music concerts in Hungary – Made in Pécs Festival, and in Coratia
Travelling exhibitions from the works of young Hungarian and Croatian artists in Pécs, Kaposvár and Zalaegerszeg
Travelling exhibition from the works of Marin Balaić in Croatia