The International Children Art Forum ‘Jewish Shtettle Revival’ in Belarus is taking place in 2013 for the seventh time with the support of the European Jewish Fund.
Creative young people from European Jewish communities gather and travel together studying the history of the Jewish culture and art. Being inspired with the historical Jewish places, they make their works in various fields of arts: painting, drawing, crafts, photography and fashion.
The Project is directed at the support of the young generation of the European Jewish communities to make the first step to the study of the Jewish art, as well as to the development and improvement of their abilities. The goal of the project is to establish contacts between young people of the European Jewish communities, to increase the interest of the Jewish art and develop participants’ creative thinking.
The program includes children’s artistic plainer, exhibition of works of the plainer participants, and publishing of a booklet with their works of art. During the children’s Art Forum the participants will visit several towns of Belarus, famous for their Jewish history and culture such as Minsk, Gorodeia and Vitebsk. The Art Forum participants will have a possibility to get acquainted with the Shtettles’ history and be inspired by atmosphere of the Jewish life for making sketches of their future works. The Art Forum participants will exchange knowledge and experience Jewish culture and arts of their countries and participate in workshops and master classes of famous Belarusian Jewish artists.