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Concert and readings Against war and terror

a benefit for Ukraine with LISTOK chamber players and author Heike Geißler

30.06.2022, 20:00
UT Connewitz

Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12 a, 04277 Leipzig

Find more information in the flyer below

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ЗУСТРIЧ in June

In the attached file you will find the schedule for the meeting point Зустрiч in MdBK. We cordially invite you to take part in our events!

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Open call Co-Up Festival 8-9 of July

Art projects wanted for the Co-Up Festival!

The “Bürgerbahnhof Plagwitz” will host the Co-Up Festival for the second time from July 08 to 09, 2022. 

The festival combines the idea of Co (community) and Up (upcycling). In terms of content, we will focus on the everyday, general handling of waste and resources. Our broad, interdisciplinary program helps raise the audience’s awareness of resource use, convey ecological ideas through artistic methods, and apply it practically. 

We invite Leipzig-based artists to submit their ideas for art projects that critically address the issues of waste and pollution.

The festival will take place in an open space, and only partially-closed areas (pavilions) are available. Therefore, we are looking for art projects that are suitable for open spaces. They may take form in performances, objects and sculptures made of recycled and natural materials, or an interactive and participatory production that involve visitors. 

There’s a great possibility to spatially integrate the artworks’ exhibition beyond the duration of the festival. However, this form of extended use is not a mandatory requirement for the application.

This year we would like to support Ukrainian artists in particular and we look forward to receiving applications that may be submitted in both English or Ukrainian. 

We are looking forward to your application!

Conditions of participation:

A small budget will be provided according to individual agreement.
Understanding that we will take no responsibilities for any damages to the artworks exhibited in the open space.
Please send us your idea in a PDF document with the following information: 

  • Project description
  • Material and technique 
  • CV (short biography) 

by mail to info@denkmalsozial.de

DEADLINE: June 12, 2022

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Music and texts AGAINST WAR AND TERROR

8.05.2022, 18:00
Schaubühne Lindenfels
Karl-Heine-Straße 50
04229 Leipzig

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Kyiv Symphony Orchestra in Gewandhaus

On 26 April at 8 pm, the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra plays in the Leipzig Gewandhaus. A concert tour organised at short notice helps to secure the existence of this first-class orchestra. Kyiv’s musical figurehead brings a piece of Ukrainian culture to Leipzig and presents impressive symphonies by important composers from its homeland.

Free tickets for refugees are available at the Gewandhaus box office.

Opening hours Gewandhaus box office:
MO-FR 10am-6pm
SA 10-14 h
On concert days continuously until the start of the concert

Phone +49 341 1270 280
E-mail: ticket@gewandhaus.de

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Augustusplatz 8 / 04109 Leipzig
www.gewandhausorchester.de

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Funding for cultural activities for children and young people from Ukraine

The programme “Sonnenstunden” enables cultural activities for children and young people from Ukraine who have fled to Germany. “Sonnenstunden” aims to create protected spaces for them in which they can take advantage of cultural opportunities or become creative.

Projects between 1,000 euros and 5,000 euros can be applied for until 8 May 2022. Eligible to apply for the funding programme are cultural institutions that are open to the public, including those run on a voluntary basis, that are non-profit or public corporations (e.g. literature houses, puppet theatres, music and children’s theatres, music and art schools), cultural heritage institutions pursuant to § 2 KGSG that are also non-profit (e.g. museums, libraries, archives), as well as non-profit project promoters with a clear cultural orientation (e.g. independent theatres, musical ensembles, cultural promotion associations).

More information on the Website

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ЗУСТРIЧ event calender: April

Networking

After our first very successful meeting in MdBK we offer to continue our get-together for networking and exchange on the weekly basis. Сultural workers from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus are welcome to share their needs and impressions with cultural institutions and workers from Leipzig. Please, feel free to join our meeting in Зустрiч on Wednesdays from 15:00 to 17:00.

Series of readings “Behind the Text: self-colonization”

We are beginning the series of readings “Behind the Text: self-colonization”. Here we offer to read texts,  which problematize colonial relationship of Ukraine. M. Khvileva “Ukraine or Malorossia?”, Address of I.Dzubi at Babiy Yar in 1966. The readings and discussions are held by Katia Badianova an art historian and a member of a curatorial collective Khudrada and a co-founder of a Method Fund in Kiev and Lada Nakonechna an artist, a member of a R.E.P. collective, a member of  a curatorial collective Khudrada and a co-founder of a Method Fund in Kiev.

Method Fund
www.methodfund.org

The readings will take place on Thursdays at 15:00, starting with the 14th of April.

  • 14.04.22 – 15:00 – 16:30
  • 21.04.22 – 15:00 – 16:30
  • 28.04.22 – 15:00 – 16:30

German course for beginners

On Tuesdays we offer German course for the beginners. We propose you to train your German A1-level in the relaxed atmosphere. Lessons will be lead by a German teacher Caleb Kurowski.

German lessons start on the 19th of April.

  • 19.04.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
  • 26.04.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
  • 03.05.22 – 15:00 – 16-30
  • 10.05.22 –  15:00 – 16-30
  • 17.05.22  – 15:00 – 16-30
  • 24.05.22 –  15:00 – 16-30
  • 31.05.22  – 15:00 – 16-30

Consultations on CV-review and application process

Elizabeth Gerdeman is an artist and researcher originally from the USA, though living and working in Leipzig offers help with your application process and CV editing.

The first meeting will take place on Friday 8th of April from 15:00 to 17:00.

Language – English.

https://elizabethgerdeman.com/

Clothes exchange/swаp

We offer you to bring some good quality clothes that you do not use and offer them to the artists and cultural workers who arrived in Leipzig. Clothes that will not be chosen need to be taken back home.

Saturday 16.04.22 from 13:00 – 15:00

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Open studio for children and families

There are two locations, which offer possibilities to spend time with kids

  • MdbK, ЗУСТРІЧ
    When: Every Thursday from 3 to 5 pm
    Where: Katharinenstraße 10, reach the space from the entrances on Reichsstraße and Böttchergässchen
  • Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, Kindermuseum
    When: Every last Wednesday of the months, from 2 to 5 pm
    Where: Böttchergäßchen 3, 04109 Leipzig

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First ЗУСТРІЧ Meeting 30.03.2022

Place: Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (MdbK)
Katharinenstraße 10
You can reach ЗУСТРІЧ / Treff via the entrances Reichsstraße and Böttchergässchen of the Museum der bildenden Künste.

Time: 30.03.2022, at 16pm

This meeting aims to get to know each other, exchange ideas, plans and possibilities. Come by!

3G rules are applied. Please take it into consideration, especially if you are bringing with you people from the post-Soviet space who might not have EU vaccines.

https://mdbk.de/en/treff/

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ЗУСТРІЧ – Space for refugee cultural workers

We are happy to announce that from Wednesday 23rd of March there will be a regular meeting point for Cultural workers who are forced to work in exile. The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th created a shocking level of a humanitarian crisis, that affected millions of people. Leipzig cultural spaces and cultural initiatives are here to address this painful topic and create a place of sharing, dialog, and most importantly listening. 

MdbK will provide an open space for the meeting point where people can use free Wi-Fi,  have a drink, have conversations, conduct artists’ talks, and organize round tables. 

MdbK ЗУСТРІЧ will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 1to 5 pm  and will be hosting all the interested participants.

Leipzig-based initiative BüKü in collaboration with MdbK offers support for cultural workers on a small scholarship basis to watch over the meeting point and to facilitate the discussions in the amount 700 eu per month. Other cultural initiatives that are interested in networking with Ukrainian artists are more than welcome to join the MdbK meeting point events.

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (MdbK)
Katharinenstraße 10
D-04109 Leipzig

https://mdbk.de/en/treff/