Claim public spaces with art – Engaging young people in theatre

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

You think that public space is incomplete without art? You want to create a theatre play with young people? If you have a background in visual and performing arts, theatre production or cultural studies, this project offers you an opportunity for experimentation and fulfilment. You should be open-minded, ready to take initiative and skilled in video screening and editing. Experiences in facilitating workshops are a plus.

The Organisation Dream Reformation supports young people in developing their creative talents. Based in the city of Bamenda in the Northwest region of Cameroon, the team of three employees and six volunteers promotes cultural activities by organising artistic and educational events in public. Overall objectives are to strengthen the local economy, to preserve cultural identities, to promote cultural exchange and to arouse interest in historical and cultural exhibitions. Dream Reformation also engages in improving the education of orphans.

Due to the increasing popularity of TV programmes, the interest in local culture is waning. Dream Reformation wants to counteract this development and promotes art that is made in Bamenda. In collaboration with a local intern, who has a background in visual and performing arts, you will plan and facilitate a theatre workshop. Together with enthusiastic young people, you will pick a topic and develop a play which reflects their daily challenges and community life. After rehearsing, you will set up street performances in Bamenda. All different steps of this process should be documented and turned into a video documentary at the end of your project.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between July and October 2017.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem will be formed by an Estonian and a German participant.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Culture, Education

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Arts/Culture, Media/Communication services

Field(s) of study: Communication science/Media studies, Cultural studies/Arts

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Visual and performing arts

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and October

Country: Cameroon

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Divine Jam, Executive Director

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 2 (Education), 7 (Culture)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1109


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