Nordic-Baltic children’s and youth project “Play for Future”
The project events will take place on:
21st of October at 14.00 at Alytus Youth Center
22nd of October at 16.30 at Kėdainiai Art School
23rd of October at 12.00 at Birštonas Kurhouse
On 21-23 of October Arts Libera International organizes Nordic-Baltic children’s and youth project “Play for Future”. The main partner and sponsor of the project is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Lithuania. The project participants and partners are Nordic countries music band “Bandingo”, Alytus Youth Center, Kėdainiai Music School, and Birštonas Art school.
After assessing the complex epidemiological situation and in order to avoid possible risks to the health of the participants the project events will take place remotely. It is a new challenge for the organizers and the participants, however, it is also new opportunities to adapt modern communication means and technologies and make this project even more innovative and long-term oriented.
During the three-day events, there will be meetings, creative and educational workshops, concerts, where the band “Bandingo”, consisting of musicians from Denmark, Norway, and Lithuania, will share the good experience and professional skills with children and youth from the earlier mentioned towns. This project is very important and interesting for Lithuania because it integrates educational, social, and cultural topics into the whole and it is aimed at the young generation. In the project, it is planned that music will be used as a tool to strengthen and develop youth’s activity, awareness, motivation, and creativity and their desire to shape modern society. Youth in smaller Lithuanian towns have fewer opportunities to meet peers from other countries, learn new things, experience new learning methods, improve skills, and raise awareness. Young people need new ideas, inspiration, and education, and this can be achieved by meeting professional artists, engaging in joint international activity, and allowing students of music schools and youth centers to experience new inspiring learning processes. The organizers hope that the project will encourage young people’s interest in non-formal cultural education and create conditions for possible long-term cooperation among regional music schools in Lithuania and the Nordic countries.
The project will give children and youth from smaller towns of our country the opportunity to meet Nordic countries artists, be creative, socially active, contribute to the development of a progressive society, strive to realize their dreams and goals, develop musical taste and talent and realize creative potential. It will also encourage active international cultural cooperation among Lithuania and the Nordic countries and actively develop international exchanges in the fields of education, culture, and civic education.