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25/10/2017

Pilot Inventories of Local Youth Culture and Arts Resources

Every entrepreneur needs inspiration, explore of the right resources and research of the potential. This requires time, effort and resources, especially in the context of international or interregional activity. Within the SmART project, a set of pilot resources has been developed to map, document and collect information on youth culture, art events and historical resources from the partner countries of the initiative - Kenya, Namibia, South A...

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20/10/2017

Handbook of Youth Work approaches to foster and assist the cohesion and the achievement of valuable social impact in and through the arts

In terms of dynamic economic and technological progress, the world is in a state of social regression. More and more young people declare indifference of public affairs, withdraw their right for active citizenship and / or fall under the threat of social exclusion. Continuing this trend can have catastrophic consequences, and overcoming it requires the mobilization of all possible resources. The arts and creative industries have a wealth of to...

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24/07/2017

Pilot mentoring scheme is kicked off

The SmART Partner consortium presents a pilot mentoring scheme for art managers and administrators. Within the proposed mentoring system, partners from Bulgaria, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Kenya nominate at least 2 of their prominent representatives, who through their knowledge, competencies and experience assist those interested in career opportunities in the economic and non-profit activities of cultural and creative industries....

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20/07/2017

Handbook of Youth Work Approaches to Learning-By-Doing Training in Management and Entrepreneurship in the Arts and Creative Sector

In terms of significant levels of unemployment (especially amongst young people) at world level, the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) daily announce new jobs and state the need for new skills and competences. As intensive labor-intensive industries, CCIs can become an adequate solution to the long-standing challenge of the unemployment phenomenon. However, in order to turn this into reality, adequate support from the education and training...

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01/06/2017

The Open Educational Resources (training materials) `Managing the Arts and the Creative Sector`are published

The creative economy has proved to be a dynamic and resilient economic sector, even in the face of economic crisis. In a rapidly changing environment driven by digital shift and globalization, the CCIs face number of challenges related to the available work force as shortage of employees and constant need of skills development in response of sectoral changes and evolution. Although the CCIs can be a source of sustainable jobs for youth...

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17/05/2017

Video devoted on the culinary exhibition in Dobrich was published in YouTube

Within the last year a set of international activities and action-based events took place in Hungary, Bulgaria, Botswana and Namibia.  The knowledge and skills acquired within these events are highly valued, so are the created frindships amongst the participants.  Looking back to the first meeting of the involved participants we find another lesson that was learnt: arts creates a platform for social inclusion and action-based trai...

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01/05/2017

The 4 days practice and action learning event in Namibia was closed with an awareness raising event

From April 24th to April 27th, 2017 artists, youth workers and experts from Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Hungary and Bulgaria, as well as local young people from Namibia were actively involved in the last international event in the framework of the SmART project. The main topic of the event this time was how the arts can be used for achieving social impact and influence. The host country - Namibia was chosen for its social challenges but als...

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24/04/2017

Mr. Mandela Kapere - NYC Executive director welcomed the SMART participants

Mr. Mandela Kapere who is the Executive Director of the National Youth Council of Namibia welcomed the SmART project`s international atendees. `I am proud that NYC is amongst the partners of this great initiative, which can contribute for harnessing the potential and energy of the nation's youth in pursuit of economic growth, socio economic justice, unity and democracy` he said in his welcome speech earlier today. "Arts in...

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27/03/2017

The `Creative Generation Skills`Workshop in Windhoek, Namibia is already scheduled

The general parameters of the third action-based training within the SmART project are already defined. The Creative Generation Skills Workshop will take place in Windhoek - the capital city of Namibia in the period 24-27 April, 2017. The workshop will be hosted by the project partner National Youth Council of Namibia and its affiliate Ombetja Yehinga Organisaiton. This 4 days event will provide practical and action-based training on us...

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