Nederlands-Turks kindercultuurprogramma in 2018
In 2018 wordt het Nederlands-Turks kindercultuurprogramma Genc Kultur georganiseerd. Op deze pagina vindt u een overzicht van alle activiteiten.
Van april t/m december 2018 is er extra aandacht voor activiteiten waarbij de interactie van Turkse kinderen met Nederlandse kunst en cultuur centraal staat. Het doel is om de kunsthorizon van Turkse kinderen te verbreden, hun bekendheid met Nederlandse kunst en cultuur te vergroten, Nederlandse producten te delen die specifiek voor kinderen zijn bedoeld, en bij te dragen aan de bewustwording dat Turkse kinderen een grote en serieuze doelgroep zijn voor culturele makers.
In Turkije is het culturele, specifiek op kinderen gerichte aanbod beperkt. Terwijl 25% van de Turkse bevolking jonger is dan 15 jaar. Er is dus een grote doelgroep. Nederland kent een rijke en kwalitatief hoge kindercultuur. De uitwisseling binnen het Genc Kultur programma is niet alleen bedoeld om Nederlandse kunst en cultuur te promoten maar ook als een manier om het onderlinge begrip te versterken.
Hieronder staat een overzicht met alle projecten binnen het Genc Kultur programma. Het programma wordt gerealiseerd met ondersteuning van DutchCulture, de Nederlandse ambassade in Ankara, Nederlands Letterenfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Fonds Podiumkunsten en Filmfonds.
Partnership: Rianne Koens x Banu Ugural
Months: January - March
Workshops held in different locations in Turkey: educating children about upcycling by effectively gathering/preparing and utilizing discarded objects. Result of the workshops: creating sustainable awareness, achieving waste prevention and creativity is stimulated through
Kereltje is an existing theatre play developed specifically for children by theatre Sonnevanck and theatre RAST. These two groups will collaborate in translating Kereltje into Turkish and adapting the play for Turkish market.
‘Design a game that will solve waste problems in your neighbourhood’. This is the question that game designer Ellis Bartholomeus (Ellis in Wonderland) in cooperation with Bilkent University asked students of BlisAnkara secondary school. The students of BlisAnkara used their newly acquired knowledge about game design to solve waste problems in their neighbourhood. Ellis also trained some of the teachers of BlisAnkara to give game design workshops themselves. During her visit Ellis gave a guest lecture on games for the healthcare industry to game design students of the Bilkent University.
In March, three museum and art educators visited the Netherlands to connect with Dutch colleagues and to see and experience some Dutch examples in the field of art and museum education. During their four day stay, they met with 20 colleagues and visited six museum.
In celebration of World Puppet Day on 21 March, Tiyatro Tempo organized a week of puppet performances. Dutch collective ‘t Magisch Theatertje performed at the opening night. Their performances have been critically acclaimed on an international level. They brought a wordless, purely visual play to the stage, both for children and adults. The theme of the play is universal and philosophical, in pursuit of closing the gap between nationalities.
Tursak Children’s Film Festival
Partnership: KLIK, EYE x Tursak
Tursak Children’s Film Festival travels to four cities every year. This year Istanbul, Yozgat, Van and Erzincan are chosen. With the help of Genc Kultur, Tursak worked together with Dutch organisation’s KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival and EYE in showing short movies of various Dutch animators. These shorts were shown about ten times during the festival.
Dutch Children Writer during Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival
Partnership: Dutch Foundation for Literature x Kalem Agency
Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival, one of the most important literature festivals of Turkey, invited Dutch children's book writer Sjoerd Kuyper. Besides having the opportunity to connect with Turkish publishers, Kuyper engaged with Turkish children from three different neighbourhoods in Istanbul.
This project is created for schools located in socio-economically disadvantaged areas. Aim of the project is to inform and teach Turkish and Syrian children about their rights and to stimulate a new generation that respects others, thinks independently and is aware of its surroundings. Also, to make their adaptation to their environment somewhat easier by using artistic and cultural methods, including workshops, seminars, and field trips for the children and their teachers.
For the Love of Bee!
Partnership: Maria Sezer x Nil Ilkbaran x Güngör Erdem
Months: January – December
For The Love of Bee! wants to create awareness for ecological balance and to stimulate an interest in beekeeping especially among the younger generation. This project is inspired by the nature education in the school gardens of the Netherlands.
In September and October, the fun continues with events in Textile printing workshop at the Mersin Science Festival in September 2018.
And then from October until December a Silkscreen printing/Book making workshop at the Mimar Sinan University Istanbul
Kid-Eye View; redesigning the city with children TR--> NL
Partnership: Wereldmuseum x Cocukistanbul
Months: April – July
CocukIstanbul has developed a training method in which children between 8-12 are invited to rethink and redesign their neighbourhood. During Genc Kultur, CocukIstanbul is working together with Wereldmuseum (World museum) in Rotterdam to co-organise a series of workshops in both Istanbul and Rotterdam. The results of these workshops will be published on both websites and possibly be displayed in an exhibition in Istanbul.
The Dutch Foundation for Literature has invited Can Cocuk Publishers for a work visit to the Netherlands. During this work visit, they will meet Dutch colleagues and learn more about Dutch children’s literature.
Istanbul Design Biennial
Partnership: IKSV X Pera Museum
Months: September – October
Istanbul Design Biennial together with Pera museum and two Dutch designers are preparing an educational programme to be implemented during the biennale. To identify this partner, Pera museum visited the Netherlands in March. More information soon.
Atta Theater Festival
Partnership: BonteHond x Atta Festival
Atta Theatre Festival is working together with BonteHond in adapting BonteHond’s play ‘Wanted: Rabbit’. This absurd miniature theatre with finger puppets centres around a rabbit that cannot be caught by the authorities. This adaption is performed by Turkish actors and is going on tour for a year in Turkey. The play will also help Turkish actors to improve their in children's theatre abilities.
As part of Genc Kultur, the Dutch Foundation for Literature will organize a meeting for Turkish publishers with translators and book promotors from the Netherlands. During this meeting, the Dutch participants will present recently published books to the Turkish publishers and exchange thoughts and ideas with their Turkish colleagues.