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Sfera organized Art residence as part of ECHO II: Traditions in Transition
Sfera International organized an art residence in the region of Prespa lake as a part of a long-term project ECHO II – Traditions in Transitions which runs from September 2020 until June 2022.
What is the project about?
It is about bringing innovation and creativity to local cultural artistic traditions of each region which participated in the ECHO II.
The project invites artists from the fields of: painting, sculpture, graphic designs, fashion design, craftwork and mural to create interesting artworks inspired by traditions of each region included in the project.
How did Sfera contribute to ECHO II?
Sfera organized one of the Art residencies in Prespa region.
Four professional artists were invited:
- Djoshkun Alievski, graphic design,
- Nikolay Marinov, sculpture,
- Yiannis Selimiotis, painting,
- Panni Marosi, painting.
During the residence, the artists stayed in the region, travelled through it, talked to people and observed the local life and traditions. This experience gave them inspiration for the artworks which they were creating during the 28-day stay in the region.
Exhibitions as a part of Art residence
Two exhibitions of artworks took place during the period of the project.
First Prespa Local Arts Exhibition
It took place from 21. 6. 2021 to 22. 6. 2021. It was hosted in Club Jahoda in Bitola.
Who supported the project?
The project was supported by: European Commission’s Creative Europe program: Ministria e Kulturës, Општина Битола – официјална страница, ГРАФО ПРОМ, МЗТ Инженеринг – MZT Inzenering, SN OSIGURITELEN BROKER, АД ЕСМ, Sinpeks Home