1 September 2015—31 July 2016
IZOLYATSIA foundation in partnership with AS220 (Providence, US) has launched an innovative educational project for Ukrainian and US youth. Confronting Violence Through Youth-оriented Media is a Museums ConnectSM project. Museums Connect is an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that is administered by the largest museum organization in the world — the American Alliance of Museums.
The joint project Confronting Violence Through Youth-оriented Media (CVTYM), a.k.a. Brighter Worlds, brings together Ukrainian youth from different regions of Ukraine, who have directly experienced the negative effects of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, and a cohort of ‘at-highest-risk’ American youth (youth in the social service system, juvenile detention facilities, disadvantaged socially and economically, etc.) from Rhode Island.
The goal of Brighter Worlds: CVTYM is to involve Ukrainian and American youth who have experienced hardship in their lives into an active role in their communities, teach new skills, creative methods of self-expression, and ways to promote their ideas, offer self-improvement opportunities, and demonstrate to the youth that regardless of external factors, they are the only ones responsible for designing their bright futures.
The open call for recruiting students and instructors for the project continued through February 2015. Based on the results of the open call 4 instructors and 10 students were recruited. The education programme that includes seminars, lectures, meetings, workshops, exhibitions will launch on March 5, 2015. The student exhibitions in Kyiv and Providence will take place in summer 2016.