Slice

SLICE

Slovak – Icelandic cooperation in development of small cultural centers

About the project Slovak-Icelandic cooperation SLICE

OZ Povala implements a project supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The project entitled Slovak – Icelandic cooperation in development of small cultural centers – SLICE, will bring cultural activities to young people, seniors and excluded communities, which, despite the growing interest in culture in Banská Štiavnica, are not traditional target audiences of cultural events. At the same time, it will support the functioning of the Art Cafe cultural center, which has been operating for 22 years, by partially financing its permanent activities and exchanging experiences with the cultural center in Iceland. Thematically, Art Cafe’s cultural activities will focus on the involvement of the local Roma minority, the values of freedom, democracy, anti-discrimination, and general political and civil rights.

Project code: CLT02019
Funding:
EEA Grants and State Budget of the Slovak Republic
Approved Project Grant:
111 039 EUR
Support from the state budget of the Slovak Republic:
16 656 EUR
Implementation period:
07/2020-07/2023
Project partners:
ROCKALL (Iceland)

If you want to know more about programmes and projects financed by the EEA Grants in Slovakia, visit www.eeagrants.sk.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

OZ Povala benefits from a 111 039 EUR grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The project has been co-financed from the state budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 16 656 EUR. The aim of the project is to bring cultural activities to young people, seniors and excluded communities, to support the functioning of the Art Cafe cultural center. Thematically, Art Café’s cultural activities will focus on the involvement of the local Roma minority, the values of freedom, democracy, anti-discrimination, and general political and civil rights.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT INFORMATION

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. The priorities for this period are:

  1. Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness
  2. Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
  3. Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
  4. Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
  5. Justice and Home Affairs

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP.

Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.

All projects are co-financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 15%.

If you want to know more about programmes and projects financed by the EEA Grants in Slovakia, visit www.eeagrants.sk.

For more information please see also EEA Grants Facebook fan page.

project Partner from a donor state

Rockall (reykjavik)

Main Activities

4th edition of the SLovO aleBO huDbA festival

Festival SLovO aleBO huDbA (SLOBODA means FREEDOM) is an “underground and a dissident” festival dedicated to the life and art of free people in the former regime, during the so called “normalization”, a period covering years between the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968 to the Velvet revolution in 1989. The previous, third year of the festival, focused on ecological movements emerging at the time of “normalization” (in the 70s – 80s) and ecology on the independent art scene. The 4th year of the festival in 2021 will build on previous years. Details of the program are prepared by the program festival board.

Spolu Šobov Festival

Festival Spolu Šobov (Šobov Together) will return to Štiavnica after 10 years. The main aim of this activity is to create a standard festival bearing the signs of openness, security and attractiveness for all communities. This festival, which traditionally takes place at the segregated settlement of Šobov where part of the local Roma minority lives, will offer the possibility of friendly meetings and spontaneous interaction of both communities (majority and minority).

Cultural exchange between Slovakia and Iceland

We will organize 4 performances of Slovak and Icelandic female artists. Dance performances by Sona Ferienčíková and BOD.Y “Everywhen” and a concert by Katarína Malíková in Reyjkavík, and two leading Icelandic singers, Sóley and JFDR, who will arrive from distant Iceland to Štiavnica.

A series of events at the Art Cafe aimed at combating extremism and intolerance

This activity will include at least 10 thematic events aimed at combating extremism and intolerance and organized throughout the project:

  • Concerts
  • Discussions about antisemitism, hate speech online and extremism with renowned experts
  • Artist exhibition organized with visual artists
  • Multicultural brunch with foreign cook living in Banská Štiavnica
  • A theatre play against extremism
  • and much more..

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Working together for an inclusive Europe.

Activities

Sóley (Iceland) Mother Melancholia

Known for her delicate compositions, soaked in dream-like surrealism, Icelandic musician Sóley has attracted a huge following since launching her solo career back in 2010. On July 1st, 2022, after..

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Helado Infinito

On Saturday evening 11. June 2022, during the [fjúžn] festival, we will host a Latin American duo, Loreta Neira Ocampo from Chile and Victor Borgert from Argentina on our lovely..

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International production of a dance performance EVERYWHEN on Iceland!

For almost a year we have been working behind the scenes, producing an amazing dance performance called EVERYWHEN. It has been created by an international cross-disciplinary female collective – dancer Soňa..

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Festival SLovO aleBO huDbA (FREEDOM)

OZ Povala, Art Cafe and Antikvariátik bookshop invite you to the festival SLovO aleBO huDbA (4th edition) “Memories of the 70s may not be nostalgic.” This year, the main theme..

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OZ Povala together with Rockall agency organized the opening conference of the SLICE project

OZ Povala together with Rockall agency from Iceland organized the opening conference of the SLICE project on 25.6.2021 via the Zoom plaftorm. SLICE – Slovak Icelandic cultural exchange. Presenters: 1)..

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SLICE Gallery

concert Sóley

PERFORMANCE: EVERYWHEN IN ICELAND

Helado Infinito

Pressburger Klezmer Band

Festival SLovO aleBO huDbA (FREEDOM FESTIVAL)

discussion “The rabbi, the priest and the imam walk into a cafe”

theatre play for kids “ocean of stories”

MULTIMEDIAL PERFORMANCE “MARÍNA”

Press

PRESS RELEASE – SÓLEY VISITING BANSKA STIAVNICA

Dark-pop princess of Iceland Sóley will present a soundtrack to the end of the world in Banská Štiavnica PRESS RELEASE Icelandic musician Sóley will bring a new sound to Slovakia,..

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International production of a dance performance EVERYWHEN on Iceland!

For almost a year we have been working behind the scenes, producing an amazing dance performance called EVERYWHEN. It has been created by an international cross-disciplinary female collective – dancer Soňa..

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TLAČOVÁ SPRÁVA

The main theme of the 4th edition of the SLovO aleBO huDbA Festival will be spaces of freedom. In less than three days, it offers an intensive program – five..

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Useful links

If you want to know more about programmes and projects financed by the EEA Grants in Slovakia, visit www.eeagrants.sk.
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