The Association for sustainable development SFERA MACEDONIA – Bitola is one of the partner organizations currently working on implementation of the project ECHO (European Cultural Heritage Onstage) funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
SFERA MACEDONIA as the Macedonian partner for this project, will organize an art residency in Bitola, between 22nd October and 22nd November 2018, during which 3 foreign artists coming from Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia, will work together with the Macedonian artist Ljubica Meshkova Solakovska on the creation of their individual art work on the topic of the project.
On the 24th of October, as a way to promote the start of the art residency and introduce the artists and the project to the local community, SFERA MACEDONIA organized a press conference with all the artists who are taking part of the art residency, and Milcho Duli as a representative of SFERA MACEDONIA. The artists shared their vision of the project, their past experiences and expectations of the art residence.
ECHO is an international pilot project in the field of culture, heritage and arts that aims to enhance cultural production and reinforce the European sense of belonging by connecting contemporary artistic creation with Dark Cultural Heritage of local communities in Europe. Photography, video, painting and crafts are the means to be used to reveal the tangible and intangible local heritage. The project has a duration of 12 months starting from 1st of July 2018 and it includes partner organizations from 4 countries: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Serbia.