Vas

Vas

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Slovenja - Foto: Stane Jersic

Karlovac

Karlovac

Krapina Zagorje

Varazdin

Varazdin

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Steiermark - Foto: Steiermark Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Kärnten - Foto: Kärnten Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Burgenland - Foto: Burgenland Tourismus

Foto: LPD/Fritzpress

Founding photo - Foto: LPD/Just

Primorje-Gorski kotar - Foto:pgz.hr

Primorje-Gorski kotar - Foto:pgz.hr

Primorje-Gorski kotar - Foto:pgz.hr

Koprivnica Križevci

Koprivnica Križevci

Koprivnica Križevci

 

Podravina Postcards 2018

Organized by the association “A Better Tomorrow” the meeting “Podravina Postcards 2018” will take place in Koprivnica Križevci County (CRO) respectively in Graz/Styria (AUT) from July 29th until August 1st 2018.
The meeting is dedicated to the exchange of experiences between associations for persons with disabilities from the territory of the Alps-Adriatic-Alliance. In Koprivnica-Križevci County on the first day the participants will learn about the traditional manners of fishing and fish-cuisine at Lake Miholjanec and get the chance to participate in various sporting activities and social games. A workshop on sculptures made of clay will be offered on the second day rounded up by a visit of the cultural festival “Picokijada” and a rafting tour on the river Drava. The third day will be dedicated to a visit of the “MOSAIK” rehabilitation center in Graz/Styria (AUT) in order to learn about their excellence concerning the employment of people with disabilities. For more information click http://udruga-bolje-sutra.hr/contact/

25th International Youth Folklore Dance Festival

If you happen to visit Carinthia/AUT between the 11th and the 14th of July 2018, you shouldn´t miss this year´s International Youth Folklore Dance Festival! Youth folklore groups from the Alp-Adriatic area and as far as India, Paraguay and Kazakhstan will give performances in Spittal an der Drau (July 11th), Seeboden am Millstätter See (July 12th), Gmünd (July 13th) and Millstatt (July 14th).

For more detailed information please click this link

Styria-Artist-in-Residence (St.A.i.R.)

From now on until August 10th 2018 international artists as well as art theorists of all fields have the possibility to apply for an Artist in Residence-scholarship given by the Austrian region Steiermark/Styria. For a more detailed description of the program please click the link http://www.kultur.steiermark.at/cms/beitrag/12585137/137513632/ where you will also find the announcement with detailed information in English.

AAA-Steering Committee approves 33 new projects

The Steering Committee has met for its first meeting in 2018 on May 3rd at the seat of the presiding region Varaždin County (Croatia). The attendants were welcomed by County Prefect Radimir Čačić, who presides over the Alps-Adriatic-Council (political body of the AAA) in 2018 and 2019.
In the course of the meeting 33 new projects were approved. Among them are three for which a funding from the EU-programs “Creative Europe”, “LEADER” and “Erasmus+” will be applied for as well. The implementation costs for five other projects which already were approved by the EU-programs “Creative Europe” and “Erasmus+” were supported as well. The financial applications were handed in by the Thematic Coordination Points (TCPs) on Art and Culture, Energy and Environment, Equal Opportunities, Disaster Prevention, Higher Education, Inclusion, Healthcare, Lifelong Learning, Rural Development and Ethnic Heritage, Sports and Tourism.
Since its start in 2013 the AAA has therefore supported a total of 210 new project initiatives so far.
The upcoming autumn meeting of the Steering Committee will be focused on finalizing a new joint strategy for the AAA, therefore there is going to be no call for new financial applications.
The next call for new project applications is planned to be opened in spring 2019.

ImproCON / Graz Edition

Opening Performance: May 24th 20:00 Free improve.performance with Annette Giesriegl, JM Foussat, and Stefan Heckel at “Tubes”, Grieskai 74a, 8020 Graz.
All other events will take place at:
Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
Puchstraße 41, 8020 Graz
http://schaumbad.mur.at

Fri. May 25th:
11:00 – 15:00: Morning Talks & free Impro-Sessions
Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (AT) – Transgressing Borders
15:00 Coffee Table Talks:
Uroš Rojko (SI) – „Monologue of the fallen angel“, Performance/Lecture
Maria Gstättner (AT) – „… because you´re in the zone“, Performance/Lecture
16:30 – 18:30 Free Impro-Sessions
18.30 Evening Delights
Cooking with Irina Karamarkovic (Performance)
Tea Grahek (SI) – ImproCON 2017 (Videoscreening)
19:00 Opening with Patrick Schnabl, Head of the Department of Culture – Regional Government of styria and the initiators of ImproCON: Nenad Borovčak (HR), Mitja Hlupič (HR), Laszlo Juhasz (HU), Nataša Serec (SI)
19:30 Ivan Mršić (HR/NZ) – „Kakoschaumbadphonia Orchestra“
20:30 Irena Tomažin (SI) – „Moved by voice #clothed in silence“
21:30 „Untitled 2018“, Video-Soundperformance.Videos: Leon Eixenberger (St.A.i.R., DE). Live-Impro: Matej Bunderla (SI/AT), Yvonne Hofmeister (AT), Harald Hofmeister (AT), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (DE/AT), Alexandra Radulova (AT)

Sat. May 26th:
11:00 Morning Talks
Annemarie Seither-Preisler (AT) – „The musical brain: Research results of the international long-term study AMseL“
Norbert Stammberger (DE) – „The SoundOffice: Music as a question – Poetic perception as method and concept “
13:30 – 15:00 Free Impro-Sessions
15:00 Coffee Table Talks: Luka Zagoričnik (SI) – „Contingency of Sound?“
Werner Jauk – „Language-Barriers. How to tackle them in an auditory media culture“
16:30 – 18:30 Free Impro-Sessions
18:30 Evening Delights
Tea Grahek (SI) – Improcon 2017 (Videoscreening)
19:00 Norbert Stammberger (DE) – SoundDelivery of the days´collected sounds and noises
20:00 Tea Vidmar (SI) – „world in my word“ (Voice Improvisation)
21:00 Schrettle/Höfler (AT) – “TRANSCLAUDIA  (all we know)”
22:00 Igor F. Petković (AT) – „Titos borderwalk to Kumrovec“, a Psychodelic Roadmovie with Live-Music-Impro 

Sun. May 27th:
11:00 – 15:00 Art Brunch atBad #36: Morning Talks & free Impro-Sessions
Davorka Begović (HR) – „Crossing borders: new curatiorial practices in the field of contemporary music“
Free Impro-Sessions: Rainer Binder-Krieglstein (AT), Gobi Drab (AT), Annette Giesriegl (AT), Mijo Gladović  (HR), Mija Hlupić (HR), Keyvan Paydar (IR/AT), Peter Plessas (AT), Mara Probst (AT), Irena Tomažin (SI) and others.
Performers: Davorka Begović (HR), Rainer Binder-Krieglstein (AT), Matej Bunderla (SI/AT), Edgar Bültemeyer (AT), Leon Eixenberger (DE), Johannes Feuchter (AT/CH), JM Foussat  (FR), Annette Giesriegl (AT), Mijo Gladović (HR), Maria Gstättner (AT), Richie Herbst (AT), Stefan Heckel (AT), Mija Hlupić (HR), Max Höfler (AT), Yvonne Hofmeister (AT), Harald Hofmeister (AT), Werner Jauk (AT), Damir Prica Kafka (HR), Irina Karamarkovic (YU/AT), Michael Laab (AT), Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (DE/AT), Jean-Christophe Mastnak (AT), Ivan Mršić (SI/NZ), Niki Passath (AT), Keyvan Paydar (IR/AT), Igor F. Petković (AT), Peter Plessas (AT), Mara Probst (AT),  Alexandra Radulova (AT), Uroš Rojko(SI), Johannes Schrettle (AT), Annemarie Seither-Preisler (AT), Norbert Stammberger (DE), Irena Tomažin (SI), Tea Vidmar (SI), Patrick Wurzwallner (AT), Luka Zagoričnik (SI) and many others

Entrance Fee: musical participation / voluntary donations

Cooperation Partners:
KUD Mreža, www.kudmreza.org/, Nataša Serec (Ljubljana, SI)
GOKUL, http://www.gokul.hr/, Nenad Borovščak (HR)
Bistrica ob Sotli Klub Metulj, http://www.klub-metulj.org/, Mitja Hlupić (SI) http://improcongress.org

ImproCON, which is a project supported by the AAA, started at Kumrovec (CRO) in 2014 as a platform for artistic and theoretical cooperation: Musicians of free improvised cross-border music scenes meet with visual and video artists, theoreticians, curators and music organizers for an exchange and common experiments. Kumrovec is also the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito. In 2016 “Schaumbad” from Graz was invited to join the cooperation.
The call of the region of Styria titled “The limits of my language are the limits of my world. Is that how it works?” inspired an even stronger mix of theory and practice which includes the specific resources of Graz, such as the internationally acclaimed musical college and the lively cultural scene of the city.
Interested musicians are invited to bring their instruments and participate in the free sessions. The organizers look forward to a numerous participation! Travel costs and overnight stays may be taken care of after previous consultation.
If you are interested please contact schaumbad@mur.at