ArtCoMe is an international project addressing strong and unique experience of individuals with artwork by means of common artistic creation of general public and professionals. The aim is to breach borders between the non-professional and professional art.
The project includes the international educational programme for students and their mentors, travelling exhibition ‘Years of Disarray. Avant-gardes in the Central Europe’ , publication and national educational programmes. The project starts with the international scientific conference ‘The Birth of the Modern Central European Citizen’. Thus ArtCoMe represent a part and one of perspectives of a larger project focusing on social, political and cultural changes covering the final decade of existence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the first decade of its successor states celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018. Partner organisations: Olomouc Museum of Art (CZE), Bratislava City Gallery (SVK), International Cultural Centre in Cracow (POL) and Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs (HUN).
NEWS| AUGUST 5. 2019
The international educational project ArtCoMe is based on the close cooperation of four museum education departments with individually chosen teachers and high school students. The first year of its realisation gave all participants valuable experience, new friendships and most of all a creative atmosphere of common meetings.
In September 2018 museum lectures and teachers of partner schools met each other for the first time in the Archbishopric chateau in Kroměříž to start three-year long cooperation under the auspice of the ArtCoMe project. The aim of the large project was to link high school students from Olomouc, Cracow, Bratislava and Pécs to lead them to apply a creative approach to the topics of the ‘Years of Disarray 1908–1928‘ exhibition. Once the meeting in Kroměříž was ended, a very intense work began in the individual schools. Chosen students were discovering stories of the period 1908–1928 and they also tried to create Wikipedia articles. In November all teams hit the road to come to Olomouc. Everybody was curious and maybe a little bit anxious about the new cooperation. But the meeting exceed all expectations as it was filled with a creative atmosphere and enthusiasm of students. During the meeting in Olomouc students experienced work of animators and journalist, tried to shoot reportages and make poster designs.
In the second half of the school year teams of students were focused on the way of life of Central European avant-garde artists. For the chosen artists they created and administrated Facebook Fan Pages. In April the International Cultural Centre in Cracow was liven up by the second student meeting. Here students experienced four days of inspiring lectures and creative workshops focused on the art interpretation and presentation. This time they also tried to work in the international teams to create two unique exhibition designs.
And how would students evaluated the ArtCoMe project?
Ive had a great opportunity to take part in the ArtCoMe project – and taking it was one of the best decisions Ive ever made. During two meetings, one in Olomouc and one in Krakow, Ive learned so much not only about art through various media but also about different cultures of the countries that despite being so close are so different than my home country. Ive practiced my animation skills, built a small exhibition, actually created a Wikipedia page and so much more, everything guided by passionate and talented teachers and tutors.
But overall, my favourite part was meeting so many new, interesting people - and with some of them I am still in touch and we travel to visit each other in our countries.
Im very lucky that I got to take part in such an amazing project and the memories of it will stay with me for a long time.
Thanks to the ArtCoMe project I could as a high school student develop my artistic skills and knowledge in ways it is not possible during regular education because there is no time for it or resources. So many creative people with great visions and ideas met in two places in two countries to create. Amazing role models for young people, under their leadership we had a chance to create with no boundaries in international teams, to learn about cultural heritage but also about ourselves and our skills.
I would never say there is so much artistic in me, but thanks to ArtCoMe I got a chance to know it and even reach out other people with my ideas. The whole project gave me so much and I can hardly thank enough to the organizers but perhaps I can help one more thing that is to mediate this experience to other students.
The ArtCoMe project became essential and very important part of my life. Not only I’ve learned many new things, such as looking at different kind of information from many perspectives, but I could also fully demonstrate my creativity or experience communication and cooperation within the team. At the same time, I enjoyed the atmosphere which was very friendly during the whole project. Most of all I liked the original concept of the ArtCoMe project and an effort to link students from four European countries that are connected by on great passion in art and history.
I took part in the ArtCoMe programme in Olomouc and Krakow. The rounds were completely different. In the first round I learnt how to make an interview or how to create a short film. It was very tiring but it was worth it. The second round was a bit different. There were two international teams making their own small “exhibition”. By this you could get to know the participants from other countries better and it was the most interesting part in my opinion.
Though it was not exactly about building friendships, for me the second round meant that. I enjoyed the second round much more because I could get along with everyone. In conclusion I got a lot of new friends, tried so many things I haven´t done before. It was all worth it for me and if I had the opportunity, I would do it all over again!
Every school year, there have always been loads of camps and projects concerning maths and physics. And all those years I kept thinking to myself how great it would be if there are such projects not only for people who love maths and physics, but also for people who love art. I always thought that there is too little art education in schools that not enough is being taught about art, creativity, that it is maybe being seen as something not as important as other subjects.
ArtCoMe is the kind of a project I always dreamed of, but never actually thought it could exist. Art, creativity, so many great ideas and people – all mixed together. Visiting cities Ive never been to before, working on so many projects in ways Ive never tried before. It was beautiful and it makes me so happy that people still care about art. ArtCoMe is a huge step towards making our art education better and I am thankful I got a chance to be part of it.
NEWS | JUNE 27. 2019
Museum Film Festival ‘MUSAIONFILM 2019’, which took place in in Uherský Brod, presented to the public the outputs of the ‘ArtCoMe’ project. Animated student clips have even received a certificate of merit from the jury.
The 22nd year of the museum film festival was held under the auspices of the Jan Amos Comenius Museum in Uherský Brod. Into the programme of screened films four animated clips created by students during the ArtCoMe international meeting in Olomouc (November 2018) was also integrated.
Student clips were focused on the socio-historical topics corresponding with the time frame of the exhibition ‘Years of Disarray 1908–1928’. At the same time these topics had to have a national or regional character. The audience of the film festival thus became acquainted with the story of legionary children, the transformations of the Zsolnay porcelain factory, the fate of cinemas in Warsaw cinemas and the modernization of the city of Bratislava in the given period. Students have also created articles on Wikipedia, reportages, newspaper articles, and designs for posters.
The professional jury was impressed by the ArtCoMe project. Members of the jury evaluated thirty-five competing films and awarded fourteen of them. ‘Film professionals was also very interested in the overall concept of the international educational programme and appreciated the high level of student works,’ said project manager Eva Jurečková, who represented the project team in Uherský Brod.
The second international meeting of students involved in the ArtCoMe project starts tomorrow. The meeting will be held under the auspices of the International Culture Centre in Cracow.
The city of Polish kings will become the main venue of the international educational programme and welcome students from Olomouc, Bratislava, Pécs and of course Krakow. Students can look forward to four days full of creative workshops that will deepen their experience with selected topics of ‘Years of Disarray 1908–1928. Avant-gardes in the Central Europe’ exhibition. ‘The focus of the individual workshops is put directly on students own preparation to further develop knowledge they have already acquired. Several weeks, participating students are discovering life stories of four Central European avant-garde artists and create Facebook Fan Pages for them,’ said Terezie Čermáková, author of the international educational programme concept.
And what did the lecturers of the International Culture Centre in Krakow prepare for the students? ‘Students will have the opportunity to present their knowledge about chosen artist to museum visitors in form of short guided tours. They will also experience the cooperation within international teams, learn what does it take to work as a curator and discover possibilities of art interpretation,’ revealed ICC lecturer Angelika Madura.
Before the Krakow meeting starts officially, lets remember what students experienced during previous meeting in Olomouc.
The upcoming student meeting within the ArtCoMe project will be held in early April under the auspices of the International Culture Centre in Cracow. It will offer a series of creative workshops and new experiences to its participants again. As early as these weeks, however, students rise to the challenge which aim at prepare them for the meeting in Cracow.
"This time we focused on the life stories of artists, whose work is presented at the ‘Years of Disarray 1908–1928’ exhibition. Each team of students has chosen one male or female artist from their country of origin to become more familiar with them in the upcoming weeks that is to get to know their life, work and present it to the public," said lecturer Terezie Čermáková, the author of the concept of the educational programme. At the moment, they are administrating Facebook fan pages they have created for selected artists. Their task is to find appropriate ways to pass on the interesting information.
And which personalities of Central European avant-gardes took the attention of students? Take a look at their Facebook fan pages.
| Gymnázium Olomouc–Hejčín | JOSEF ČAPEK
| VII Prywatne Liceum im. Mikołaja Reja, Krakov | KATARZYNA KOBRO
| Škola pre mimoriadne nadané deti a gymnázium, Bratislava | ANTON JASUSCH
| Pécsi Apáczai Csere János (ANK) Gimnázium | IMRE SZOBOTKA
The first meeting of high school students from Olomouc, Cracow, Bratislava and Pécs who cooperate on the project Art & Contemporary Me took place on November 23 - 26 in Olomouc Museum of Art. During the multifarious programme the students got the opportunity to try playing the role of an entertainer / educator, to try the job of a journalist or reporter and to create posters and magazine covers.
The meeting started on Friday evening with presentations prepared by the students teams in advance. "Each team was asked to choose and write up a social-historical topic with a national or regional focus overlapping with the time period of the traveling exhibition Years of Disarray 1908-1928 before coming to Olomouc. The main task was to create a Wikipedia-article on this topic," explains Terezie Čermáková, the author of the concept of the education programme. The particular creative workshops provided many different ways of approach to acquired information. "The students got the opportunity to look at their topic form different points of view and to discover relevant motives and visual symbols behind the simple information," adds Čermáková.
This international programme was realized thanks to successful participation of Olomouc Museum of Art in the fund programme Creative Europe - Culture with its project Art & Contemporary Me: Artwork as a medium building European identity. This project includes the exhibition Years of Disarray 1908-1928, the accompanying scientific publication and conferences and many educational programmes focused on strong and unique experience of individuals with artworks.
"The international education programme was created to start up an intercultural dialog about the shared European cultural heritage among the general public and professionals," mentions the project coordinator Jana Macháčková. "The core of the programme is presented by the four international student meetings taking place during 2018-2020 according to the traveling exhibition Years of Disarray 1908-1928 organised by Olomouc Museum of Art and the partners Bratislava City Gallery (SVK), International Cultural Centre in Cracow (POL) and Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs (HUN)."
The ArtCoMe international educational programme officially started at the weekend of 22-24 September 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of Archbishop’s Chateau in Kroměříž. The programme will connect students from Olomouc, Cracow, Bratislava and Pécs. The very first meeting was intended for museum lecturers and teachers who will work with selected students within the programme over the next three years.
Part of the programme was a seminar focused on the possibilities of interpretation. Teachers experienced an unconventional tour through the chateau with tablets and attended a workshop in Flower Garden, where they explored multiple interpretative approaches and gained inspiration for working with students.
International educational programme is part of the project Art & Contemporary Me. Artwork as a medium building European identity that addresses strong and unique experience of individual with artwork by means of common artistic creation of general public and professionals. The project is funded by the Creative Europe – Culture grant programme.
The exhibition Years of Disarray will be accompanied by Film Festival
Petr Zelenka, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Miroslav Krobot and Pavel Liška, these are just some of the names of famous filmmakers who will participate in the project Film Festival VARY (ACE). This is intended for amateur filmmaking crews to shoot one short, three-minute feature film on a given subject.