Reconnection 2.0 is a project funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented by Qendra Multimedia [Prishtina] and Heartefact Fund [Belgrade]. It is a cultural exchange platform between the two countries. The three-year program is curated in such a way as to offer the audiences from both countries the chance to closely get to know the cultural productions with a focus on the theatrical ones from two countries. Every year, the partners will carry out the translation of plays and non-fiction books as well as theatre productions exchanges and theatre and literary discussions as well as artistic residencies and many other public events in Prishtina, Belgrade and other cities in Kosovo and Serbia.
The project – Regional Network for Cultural Diversity contributes to reconciliation and intercultural tolerance by opening new channels of communication for the independent cultural societies, offering them networking opportunities away from the political stage. In the Western Balkan countries, few mechanisms provide regional cultural communication. The project addresses this gap by offering networking opportunities that facilitate the exchange of experiences through joint projects, public events and campaigns. These promote diverse cultural initiatives and provide space for the presentation of the work of smaller grassroots initiatives in the regional arena.
READ is funded by the European Commission within the Civil Society and Media Program and is implemented by Goethe-Institut Skopje together with the Partner organizations: Center for Balkan Cooperation – Loja (North Macedonia), Fondacioni Instituti i Librit dhe i Promocionit (Albania), Kalem Culture Association (Turkey), Association Krokodil (Serbia) and Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo).
Prishtina Has No River is a residency program for writers initiated by Qendra Multimedia in 2013. Every year, this residency program brings up to four writers from various countries of Europe to stay and create in Prishtina. The residency includes a one-month stay in Prishtina, travel costs and an 800 euros stipend. Authors, poets, essay writers, illusionists, columnists, translators and playwrights are eligible to apply for the Prishtina Has No River residency program.
Culture for Change was a three-year program funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo and implemented by Qendra Multimedia and Goethe Institut. In the scope of three years, the program managed to: Produce a research on Kosovo’s cultural scene. The research was carried out by international experts. Nearly 30 notable members of the cultural scene, artists, cultural managers and artistic workers have contributed to the research; Financial and administrative support for more than 90 cultural organizations, non-formal artistic groups and independent artists through three calls for support; Training and workshops for about 15 members of small cultural organizations focusing on communication strategies and fundraising. One-on-one sessions with project beneficiaries who were provided with a Manual for Strategic Development designed by field experts; Support to Kosovo libraries through book donations. More than 2360 books were donated to existing libraries and new libraries and book corners were created in various cultural institutions.