In the context of the “Culture for all – phase III” project, six training sessions addressed to local cultural operators and professionals were organised.
The sessions provided the participants with an opportunity to work with high-profile professionals/experts from the European countries in order to increase their skills and techniques in disciplines such as dance, light design and equipment, fund raising and participation in EU programmes, animation and weaving.
The training session in light design and equipment for the performing arts sector in Kosovo (theatre, dance and music venues and groups) was carried out in April 2016 by the light engineer from Brussels (Belgium), Mr. Benoît Theron. The training involved musicians, theatre and private concert hall managers, students from the Graphic Design Department of the University of Pristina and the AAB University.
The masterclass for the dancers of the National Ballet of Kosovo was carried out by Mr. Jonathan Pranlas-Descours and Mr. Christophe Béranger, choreographers and dancers from SINE QUA NON ART (France). For one week, the dancers had the opportunity to learn new contemporary dance practices and rehearse the extract of the SINE QUA NON ART repertoire.
The training session on how to apply to EU funds was organised in April 2016 and was conducted by Mr. Alessandro Melillo, cultural manager from Italy. The session was addressed to cultural operators from different sub-sectors of Kosovo.
Two training sessions in film animation were organised in the context of the ANIBAR Animation Film Festival 2016 held in August in Peja. The first session led by Mr. Toni Marin Vila, producer and filmmaker from Spain, focused on technical and production skills of directors, filmmakers and students from Kosovo. The animation workshop with high school students from Peja was conducted by Mr. Juan Carlos Concha, animator and filmmaker form Spain.
The training in weaving with women working in the field of handicraft, textile and weaving from local associations of Kosovo (Punedore, ABA, Open Door, etc.) was organised in October 2016 and was held by Ms. Ojdana Vještica, weaver and trainer from Croatia.