Vera Mijojlic | August 28, 2014, 2:49 PM
Balkan – L.A. Cultural Crossroads is a GOOD initiative to increase awareness of Balkan culture in LA.
What is GOOD? Good is an initiative to make LA the city of our dreams in 2050.
Our challenge: How would you use $100,000 to make LA2050 the best place to play?
Our idea: SEEfest will put on a yearlong program that showcases the cultures of the Balkans through film and live performance by Los Angeles artists. To achieve this, we will partner with KLCS-TV and the Los Angeles Unified School District, specifically LAUSD’s career technical education divisions. These partnerships are two-fold, contributing toward development of our programs and ideas, and channeling student integration in the programs with job training.
Our Plan: No less than 10 multi-disciplinary programs, including original production of performances by California-based artists, providing audiences with a vibrant snapshot of the art, music, film, popular theater and dances from South East Europe (SEE). The program will also serve as the training ground for our partner’s career technical education students to apply their skills and get access to creative industries, jobs and marketplace. Our Project will promote social cohesion among Americans from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Georgia in the Caucasus, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey (and other ‘pockets’ of smaller ethnic/linguistic groups from Eastern Europe) and will achieve this with programs that are representative of these cultures and possess qualities that can attract more mainstream American audiences at large.
Here’s how YOU can help: Come September 2nd, we need all of you to vote come. Every person can vote once; all you need to do is create an account. We need your help to expand Balkan Culture in LA.
Let’s make LA the best place to play! #BalkansLA
For more info about our initiative, click here.
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