Who are we?
We are a group of artists and cultural workers gathered from five European countries around the idea of helping emerging artists and activists (worldwide and of all age) to find opportunities, travel, collaborate and fund their projects. We know what it feels like to be an unpaid artist, how difficult it is to pursue your passion and make a living by doing what you love.
What do we do?
Inspiring Change aims to be a platform where you can find opportunities that interest you – residencies, travel grants, project funds, open calls, artists loans and awards.
IC intends to continue hosting residencies in different countries, enabling people from all over the world to connect and collaborate around innovative ideas, shaping the world around them.
IC promotes travelling as a non-formal education opportunity, and in regards to this we will share stories from many travelers to help encourage you to travel more and learn from different cultures and experiences. This is also why we offer opportunity to find travel grants for your initiatives.
IC research team is opening a section of the website about alternative creative spaces around the globe, where many of you can find your studio space for creating amazing work, which rent is either free or symbolic.
IC offers support for all of you who are new in writing applications, finding funds, researching and preparing your projects. We offer free advising service for anyone who needs it, having our team finding best suitable consultant for your sphere of work.
What is the future goal?
Inspiring Change is in the process of registering as a NGO, which will help us get appropriate support for what we are doing. We intend to be able to open working positions in our team and hire artist and cultural workers to help us do research, management, fundraising and spread the world around the internet. All of our work and communication (except organizing residencies) is happening online, which enables you to join us regardless of where in the world you are.
Why do we do it?
We have a dream about establishing a residency intended for international alternative education accessible for everyone. We believe that travel is very important in development of an individual and valuable to inspire creativity. Helping mobility of people is a huge step towards global citizenship, developing tolerance and forgetting prejudices. There is a new world to be created, let’s do it together!
Wanna join the team?
We are always happy to hear from you, having anything to contribute to our work! We are interested in what you do and what your ideas are, whether you need any assistance in creating your path. If you are passionate about the ideas you just read about, and have any time to help us develop them, send us a message here or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!