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Asociatia Tinerilor Artisti Oberliht

Asociatia Tinerilor Artisti Oberliht

Oberliht Young Artists Association

Gh. Asachi str. 53/1, lit. “A”, 2028, Chisinau, Moldova (Republic of)

http://www.oberliht.org - +37322286317

description of organisation

Oberliht Young Artists Association is a non-governmental, non-profit and politically non-affiliated society constituted as a Public Youth Organization that has its goal the public benefit. Founded in 2000 and based on rather long working experience as an independent cultural actor, Oberliht aims to interconnect dispersed artistic scenes and build an artistic community making use of public spaces.
Issues related to the built environment and city development are often present in our projects due to the role of urban planning has in projecting public space, and thus fostering or diminishing social cohesion. We are interested in forces and processes that are shaping the public space today in post-socialist cities, whether the inhabitants take part in this process and how did these processes evolve during the last three decades.

Oberliht is creating and maintaining various platforms that serve as base for producing and presenting socially-engaged art, starting with mailing lists, blogs, publications and periodical magazines, to running physical spaces:
Flat Space - architectural unit in form of platform for public participation (music events, film screenings, urban gardening, workshops, temporary architectural interventions) / cultural information point: http://chiosc.oberliht.org/apartament/
Zpace - a space conceived for independent cultural organizations, artists collectives and initiatives: http://zpatiu.wordpress.com/
Zaikin Park - formerly an abandoned square redesigned as a new public spaces in Chisinau where Oberliht Association is developing its projects with the participation of the inhabitants: https://parculzaikin.wordpress.com/
These platforms are used by Oberliht and other independent organizations and this is how a new type of relationship between these actors is being created.

We also provide support to young artists and contribute to their professional development by organizing exhibitions, residencies, and promoting their works in our publications. Our projects always include non-formal educational activities (public presentations, seminars, workshops and summer schools) open for youth.

We are also running a residency programs for international artists, architects, curators, researchers. So far many participants had the possibility to work in Chisinau, within the local context: http://chiosc.oberliht.org/air/

At the same time, we are developing new partnerships with art and culture organizations from Moldova and abroad, collaborating in the frame of different projects, sharing resources and organising EVS mobilities, actively involving volunteers to contribute to the aims of our association.

The whole activity of Oberliht Association is based on voluntary work and follows the principles of self-organization and non-profit activity.

Oberliht is permanently cooperating with:
- organisations, institutions and individuals active in the cultural field that reflect in their projects the dynamics of social, political and economic transformations of the society;
- researchers and activists next to few civic organizations dealing with the unequal distribution of public space in Chisinau but also in other cities from the region (Yerevan,Tbilisi, Kiev, Bucharest, Budapest etc.);
- emerging and established artists, architects, curators but also people with an academic background (like sociologists, historians and people of other profession);
- students of art, architecture, cultural management, sociology/anthropology faculties;
- citizens engaged in activists movements, local and national authorities, the ones showing interest in their neighborhood and city;
- journalists and mass-media interested in cultural development and socially engaged art;
- local and international volunteers.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Economic obstacles
Social obstacles
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Flat Space for Community
A total of 1 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Sep 2017
01/09/2016 - 01/09/2017
15/09/2016 closed
Creating Public Spaces through Art in Chisinau
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jun 2019 to May 2020
01/06/2019 - 31/05/2020
30/05/2019 open

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
Receiving31/12/2020
Sending31/12/2020
PIC no: 947718131 | Last updated on 23/01/2019

Organisation topics

Creativity and culture

ICT - new technologies - digital competences

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)