Youth from Macedonia learn how to use art and design for advocacy

Art and Design for Advocacy

30 young people from Macedonia will be taught to use different art techniques, comic strip, visualization, graffiti and stencils, for advocating their causes in the society during the Art and Design for Advocacy training which will be held in Skopje, Macedonia from 14 to 18 December 2015.They will work in groups in order to create 12 advocacy campaigns that will be publically present on a final event at the end of the project.This project was funded in part through a U.S. Embassy grant and it is going to be implemented by IDEA SEE in partnership with the Municipality of Center. The local authorities obliged to identify few public spaces in the city, on which the final campaigns will be drawn.- Art and design for advocacy was created as a regional training and it has been produced 3 times so far. It is the first time that we do it only for participants from Macedonia and in local language. Macedonian youth will have a great opportunity and a chance to work with and map local problems for the campaigns and most important, they will have the chance to paint on walls legally for the finale of the Project. This part is really exciting for me because that way the work will live longer and more people will have the chance to see it. Besides this training, we are still planning to organize the regional Art and Design for Advocacy in 2016 - said Goran Kostovski, art director and illustrator.Throughout the project the participants will be monitored and will have the opportunity to work closely with art, design and advocacy experts in several sessions. The additional value of the project is that the participants will need to find other NGO's, so that they can transfer their knowledge and newly gained skills.The project will last 12 months and will finish with a second training around April 2016 and a final event in October next year.