On this evening Stichting art.1 will launch their new project: Youth Artivist for Change, a project supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands under the Creative Twinning subsidy scheme. 


Youth Artivist for Change focuses on empowering young filmmakers, storytellers, artists and activists in creating social awareness on Human Rights/LGBTQ rights and gender equality through the arts. The project takes place in the following countries of the Western Balkan: Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia with film festivals such as The International Human Rights Film Festival AlbaniaPriFest Film Festival Kosovo and Skopje Film Festival as partners.

Dr. Koen Slootmaeckers (lecturer in International Politics and co-Chair of the Council for European Studies’ gender and Sexuality Research Network University of London) will open the presentation with a talk on the current status of LGBT life in the Western Balkans. Chris Belloni and Antonij Karadzoski (Stichting art.1) will present the project.