July 28, 2015, 12:43 p.m.
IZOLYATSIA launches project to empower young people in Eastern Ukraine through U.S.
Through the Museums Connect program, IZOLYATSIA will collaborate with AS220 – a non-profit community arts center founded in 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Confronting Violence Through Youth-oriented Media program will bring Ukrainian youth traumatized and displaced by conflict in Eastern Ukraine together with disadvantaged Rhode Island youth to explore how the use of youth-oriented media can channel their experiences in a positive and empowering way.
Youth participants will create exhibitions in both Kyiv and Rhode Island that will be created and installed by the young participants. The Confronting Violence Through Youth-oriented Mediа project will also establish a website, which will provide information about the project activities and serve as a resource for further collaboration.
As part of the project, IZOLYATSIA and AS220 will organise a Summer Lab Intensive Workshop in which Ukrainian and Rhode Island youth will learn new media techniques, such as 3D modelling, game design, laser cutting and small scale model building.
Other winners of 2015’s Museum Connect grants include include: Cite de l’espace - France, Science Center - Singapore, Husavik Whale Museum - Island, Science City- In-dia, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo - Mexico, National Museum Jamaica - Jamaica, and other cultural institutions from different countries.