The ARTeria Foundation is one of the partner organisations of the “Poets of Today – Voices of Tomorrow” (POT-VOT) project aiming at bringing poetry and contemporary poets closer to young people, teachers and local communities through the development of new performative poetic forms.
In each partner country (Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Finland and Serbia), an artistic team of four people has been created to develop the methodology and create an artistic, poetic and educational programme. The Polish artistic team consists of: Małgorzata Lebda (poet), Weronika Murek (writer, playwright), Rafał Siderski (visual artist, photographer) and Wenancjusz Ochmann (musician, educator, vocal coach).
To encourage poetry reading, we want to bring the work of contemporary poets to young people and local communities. We are inviting twenty teachers who representing 10 secondary schools to work together with us under this project. We will invite 10 Polish poets to visit their schools in the spring of 2024 as part of POETRY DAYS organised within the project. The invited poets will read their works, talk to young people, answer questions and inspire the listeners to discover poetry. They will also present their poems as part of the POETIC EVENTS organised in the city space in the summer of 2023.
The presentations will be prepared beforehand, during workshops with the members of the artistic team – specialists in such fields as theatre, improvisation and speech techniques – in collaboration with other poets. The experience gained from the project can be used while organising subsequent poetry presentations, and the project itself provides an opportunity to exchange experiences.
We would like to enlist the cooperation of teachers who can take part in the following project activities:
- a two-day workshop (4-5 March 2023 in Cracow)
- a one-day workshop with poets (April-May 2023) – devoted to the preparation of POETRY DAYS in schools
- a one-day workshop with poets (December 2023) – devoted to the preparation of POETRY DAYS in schools
- supporting the organisation of a presentation of poetry during the LITERARY EVENT (June-July 2023)
- POETRY DAYS IN SCHOOLS – a one-day event in one school
The accommodation and travel costs will be covered (e.g. workshops in Cracow) and your engagement in the organisation of the Poetry Days will be remunerated.
If you are a teacher interested in taking part in the project, please use our email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone call (+48 501 421 253) by 10th February, 2023.
The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.