Our member, Jovana Cavorovic was accepted at one of the world’s most prestigious institutes for ceramics: Ishoken, Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center in Japan. In fact, this is the second time that Jovana got accepted, despite a very strong competition consisting of Ceramic artists from all around the world. The difference now is that last year the institute accepted four candidates worldwide, whereas this year they only accepted two. Unfortunately, Jovana’s and her family’s financial situation could not allow her to go to Japan without any scholarship. This is the last chance for her to go, since the Institute accepted Jovana’s application again even though she did not accept the offer the first time (because of the financial situation). Attending this program would be a great honor and opportunity for Serbian artist to learn, enhance and perfect artistic skills, This would be an unique opportunity for Jovana to share the knowledge with everyone interested.
The institute does not offer any scholarships and unfortunately the deadlines to apply for any other relevant scholarship have all expired before the acceptance results were even published. It was not possible to apply for any of them without having a confirmation that she was accepted into the program. Therefore, Jovana needs to find another way to finance the one year program at the Institute. The average student needs about 170.000,00 YEN per month for living expenses, which would be approximately 2.040.000,00 YEN per year. The training fee is 460.000,00 YEN. The total cost for education is approximately 25.000,00 $.
We would appreciate your help to make Jovana’s biggest dream come true.
‘Komšijski čiviluk’ je jedno od 3 pobednička rešenja konkursa ”Zajednička sreća” u okviru Mikser Festivala 2014 i izveden je u saradnji sa ‘TTK’ preduzećem za proizvodnju, prodaju i ugradnju saobraćajnih znakova. Zamisao nam je da se ‘Komšijski čiviluk’ postavi pored kontejnera za smeće da bi građani mogli da ostave hranu , odeću i predmete za reciklažu kako bi bili dostupni korisnicima na dostojanstveniji način i doprineli kvalitetu života lokalne zajednice. Prosečan stanovnik centralne Srbije zaradi 340 € mesečno a 9,2% stanovništva živi ispod linije siromaštva (podatak za 2010. godinu) i veliki je broj starih lica i ljudi bez posla koji se bore da da sastave kraj s krajem. Svrha projekta je da se dopre do najugroženijih građana pomoću građanskog aktivizma i osećaja društvene odgovornosti. Trenutno, mnogi građani ostavljaju hranu i odeću u plastičnim kesama u blizini kontejnera. Realizacijom ova umetnička grupa želi da promeni ponašanje ljudi i privuče pažnju prosečnog građanina inspirisanog da deluje.
‘Neighborly hanger’ is one of the three winning solutions of ‘Common Happiness Contest’, Mikser Festival 2014 and was performed in collaboration with the ‘TTK’ company for the manufacture, sale and installation of traffic signs. The idea is to place ‘Neighborly hanger’ next to garbage containers for citizens to be able to leave food, clothing and items for recycling to be available in a dignified manner and contribute to the quality of life of local communities. The average resident of central Serbia earns € 340 per month and 9.2% of the population lives below the poverty line (data for 2010.), and a large number of elderly people and people without jobs are struggling to make ends meet. The purpose of the project is to reach out to the most vulnerable citizens with civic activism and a sense of social responsibility. Currently, many people leave food and clothing in plastic bags near the container. Our goal is to change people’s behavior and attract the attention of citizens and inspire them to act.
by Serbian photographer Nada Pleskonjic http://www.nadapleskonjic.com/
Custom made wall lights with hand made black & white photos; porcelain, black sheet metal.