UNESCO Call for Applications: International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2019

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Deadline: 15 February 2019

UNESCO, in collaboration with the National Commission of People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, is inviting applicants from countries along the maritime and terrestrial Silk Roads to participate in the Third International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads (IYF3).

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The Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme, as part of Changsha Media Arts Festival & International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads, is organized by Changsha Municipal People’s Government, with the support of UNESCO Beijing Office. The 2019 Residency Programme will last for one month, from 7 April to 3 May 2019 inclusive.

Hence the IYF3 is being organized to support approximately 120 youth participants experienced in creativity, media arts, literature as well as heritage promotion and preservation. In line with UNESCO’s Global Priority for Africa, the number of participants from African countries will be doubled to 20 at the IYF3.

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Theme

The theme of programme is “Youth Creativity and Innovation in the Age of Media Arts”

Objectives

The IYF3 is focusing on the theme “Youth Creativity and Innovation in the Age of Media Arts” with objectives to:

  • Provide young people an opportunity to voice their interests and concerns on advancing creativity through the promotion of tangible and intangible cultural heritage towards a sustainable future, utilizing the Media Arts as tools and vectors for this purpose.
  • Seek to mobilize youth inclusion in the cultural and creative industries that promote our common heritage through the vast array of Media Arts.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Interested applicants for the IYF3, who are between the ages of 18 to 30 and coming from a country along the terrestrial and maritime Silk Roads in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the Arab States, and the Asia and Pacific region, are strongly encouraged to submit applications as requested.

We live in a fast paced and ever-changing world, and youth are facing a variety of issues including concerns over employment and securing livelihood opportunities; safety and security; keeping up-to-date with rapid technological advances; as well as the impact and influences of globalization and global travel.

Often times, the voice of young professionals are not heard in the debates and may not be taken into account with decisions are being made. Yet, today’s young persons will be the ones who in a few years will benefit from or feel the burden of decisions taken today and in which they had no say.

Hence the IYF3 is being organized to support approximately 120 youth participants experienced in creativity, media arts, literature as well as heritage promotion and preservation. In line with UNESCO’s Global Priority for Africa, the number of participants from African countries will be doubled to 20 at the IYF3.

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Furthermore, 10 participants, who are qualified with work experience and/or formal training in Media Arts and Design will be selected to take part in the “Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme”, from 7 April to 3 May in Changsha, to delve deeper into media arts and improve relevant techniques and knowledge.

Interested applicants for the IYF3 (and also the “Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme”), who are between the ages of 18 to 30 and coming from a country along the terrestrial and maritime Silk Roads in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the Arab States, and the Asia and Pacific region, are strongly encouraged to submit applications as requested.

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2019 Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme Sunday, 7 April – Friday, 3 May, 2019

The Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme, as part of Changsha Media Arts Festival & International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads, is organized by Changsha Municipal People’s Government, with the support of UNESCO Beijing Office.

The 2019 Residency Programme will last for one month, from 7 April to 3 May 2019 inclusive. Qualified young artists, artistic entrepreneurs from UNESCO Media Arts cities, aged 18 to 30, with at least 2 years of work experience as well as students with formal training in Media Arts and Design are invited to join the Program.

Artists are invited to create media arts installations, media architecture, new media works, videos, public art, performance and works in other forms under the theme of “Media Arts and _____ (City/Sustainable Development/Community/Creativity/Cultural Heritage…)”

The Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Programme aims to provide an opportunity for young artists to delve deeper into Changsha culture by: -visiting Changsha’s cultural landscape; and, -experiencing Changsha’s intangible cultural heritage (pottery making, paper-cutting, etc).

Young artists will obtain deeper knowledge about Changsha’s media arts development by: – visiting representative media arts enterprises in Changsha through organized field trips; and, -undertaking in-depth cultural exchanges and technical discussions with local entrepreneurs and artists.

Above all, young artists will realize their artistic ideas by: -Bringing about an innovative transformation in a traditional community in Changsha; and, -Modernizing intangible cultural heritage through media arts means; Participants’ work will be showcased in the upcoming Changsha Media Arts Park and even be industrialized.

Selected applicants will be hosted by the Changsha Development Center of Media Arts for the duration of the Experience. Air tickets, accommodation, meals, basic health coverage, and pocket money (2000RMB) will be provided by the Changsha Development Center of Media Arts.

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How to Apply

Applicants should complete and return the Application Form at the email address given on the website.

Eligible Countries

Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara.

Latin America and Carribean: Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia And Montenegro, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

North America: Antigua & Bermuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada Costa Rica, Cuba Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti , Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, United States of America, The Caribbean, Greenland

Arab Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Asia Pacific Countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia**, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, New Caledonia**, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, United States

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  • Avatar kenna Gobeilweng says:

    hello. I am Kenna Gobeilweng. I am requesting for an application from.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

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  • Avatar Eugene Mondu says:

    I am Eugene Mondu where can I get the application form. Please share the link here.

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  • Avatar James Laisa says:

    Hullo am james Laisa from Solomon Island, reguesting for application form

    thanks

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  • Avatar Clement khamis Joseph says:

    Hello
    I am Clement khamis Joseph from South Sudan am highly interested in attending the youth’s forum .

  • Avatar Basharat Iqbal says:

    I am interested this offer .

  • Avatar Aboubacar Siddy Diallo says:

    Hi! I’m interested about this forum, indeed I’d like to get the application form.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Aboubacar Siddy Diallo,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Jayanti -iam 55years..can i apply? says:

    Iam 55years..can I apply?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Jayanti,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Akhikpemelo Ernest Mark says:

    This is a laudable project for Africa and by so doing we would like that UNESCO send this information to my email box to enable me discuss with my government to send few of our youth to attend the program.
    I request for an application form.

  • Avatar Akhikpemelo Ernest Mark says:

    I request for application form

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Akhikpemelo Ernest Mark,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Akhikpemelo Roselyn O. says:

    I write to request for application firm

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Akhikpemelo Roselyn O,

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  • Avatar Mubashir Rizwan says:

    Hi. I am Mubashir Rizwan. I am requesting for an application from.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Mubashir Rizwan,

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  • Avatar Esther says:

    Hello,my name is Esther from Liberia,can I have access to the application form

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Esther,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Kumudu says:

    I need a application form

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Kumudu,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Kumudu says:

    Hello I’m Kumudu I need a application form.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Kumudu,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

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  • Avatar Danta S Gondea says:

    Hi, I am Danta S Gondea from Liberia requesting for application form.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Danta S Gondea,

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    I am in need of the application form but after visiting Https:biy.ly/2mfr7i it is showing me the very same info from the first page/link.
    Please help

  • Avatar Richard Phiri says:

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  • Avatar Clinton Habuuka says:

    we need to apply for agriculture

  • Avatar Faiza says:

    Hello,
    Faiza from Algeria, please i want the link of application form, thanks in advance.

  • Avatar I want to participate I need the form if possible please says:

    Is Somalia including..

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Dear Friend,

      Yes, Somalia is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Ahmed Rabee says:

    Hello I am Ahmed Ismail Rabea very interested in this occasion from Palestine

  • Avatar Ahmed Rabee says:

    very interested in this occasion from Palestine

  • Avatar Ahmed Rabee says:

    very interested in this

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Ahmed Rabee,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Nekruz says:

    Hello
    Its very wonder that I couldn’t see some Asian countries situated in the great Silk Route such as: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kirgiz Republic and others.
    Why? What is the main reasion that you don’t invite them to this conference?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Nekruz,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria, application requirements and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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