Online Course for Empowerment of the Central Asian Girls with Special Needs in Creative Industries #GirlsCreArt2020

7 October 2020

Applications for participation deadline is until October 10, 2020.

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution and proclaimed October 11 as International Day of the Girls and recognizing their rights.

This year the event is dedicated to girls with special needs.

In this regard, the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office, in cooperation with a number of representatives of the creative industries of Kazakhstan, is launching the #GirlsCreArt2020 project, dedicated to girls with special needs from all Central Asian countries, with the aim of expanding their opportunities and improving knowledge in certain creative professional sectors. The course also is directed to foster dialogue between the creative industries sector and girls to build their more equitable, brighter and more successful future.

Empowering girls through the social and economic opportunities that cultural and creative industries can offer is at the heart of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. This includes helping young women and entrepreneurs gain access to management and marketing training, equipping them with the skills and techniques they need to run successful creative ventures. Moreover, girls will be able to develop artistic and creative skills that can foster the development of more dynamic creative sectors, to strengthen the development of professional associations, networks and alliances for young girls who are specialists in the field of culture and creativity, and to raise awareness among youth of the contribution of culture to development.

In addition, in line with the UNESCO Operational Strategy for Youth 2014-2021, special attention continues to be paid to youth, in particular young girls who are creators and cultural professionals.

Regardless of existing stereotypes and prejudices, UNESCO Almaty believes that girls with special needs are endowed with unique creative abilities and bring their own special colors to fashion, writing, cinema and other creative fields of activity. Young participants of the #GirlsCreArt2020 course will allow us to prove once again that their capabilities, like the entire creative world, have no boundaries, discrimination and stereotypes. Here, every look, every contribution and creative understanding of today's reality are invaluable.

Who can participate?

We invite girls with special needs from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to participate as part of our creative week to improve skills and knowledge in the field of creative industries.

How it will be held?

All you need to do is fill out the registration form by October 10, 2020. On October 11, using the specified contact details, the organizers will contact the participants to provide links to online meetings on the ZOOM platform.

What is the course program?

October 12 from 4pm to 6pm
Webinar on the topic: Everything about cinema.
Speakers:Asel Yrys - Producer, international expert of the State Center for Support of National Cinema.
Aldiyar Bayrakimov Actor - film director, Zhurgenov graduate, laureate of republican and international film festivals.
Nadine Tsoi - international casting director, creative director of the Eurasia Talents Agency. Has been working in cinema since 2012.

October 13 from 4pm to 5pm
Webinar on the topic: "My big creative world is photography".
Speaker: Daria Dunich, photographer and founder of the school of modern photography, @daria.dunich.

October 14 from 4pm to 6pm
Webinar on the topic: How to be good and confident at saying? How to love yourself? What emotions prevent us from living easier? "
Speaker: Aman Kantay, Master of Public Speaking, @artstudio.onlinekz.

October 15 from 4pm to 5pm
Webinar on the topic: "Who keeps putting one foot in front will master the road".
Speaker: Aizhan Bekkulova, artist, president of the Union of Craftsmen of Kazakhstan.

October 15 from 5pm-6pm
Webinar on: "Essential Steps to Success in the Design and Fashion Sector".
Speaker: Aidana Kamalova, Kazakh designer of the Blacky clothing brand, @blvcky21.

October 16 from 4pm - 6pm
Webinar on the topic: How to become a successful person in what you love? How to be successful in the fashion world?
Speaker: Aigul Zhanserikova, ethnic designer, founder of the "Aigul-Line" brand, head of the Qazaq-Oner artisans center.

What are the opportunities for course participants?

1. The course's participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from the experience of outstanding professionals in the field of creative industries;
2. The most active participants will be able to get the opportunity to take a free course in photography, take part in a casting for a movie, take a free course on felt art and receive important advice on public speaking;
3. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion of the online course #GirlsCreArt2020;
4. The most active participants will be able to get an invitation for an individual consultation from a representative of the creative industries or even the possibility of an internship;
5. Each participant can connect to an online course, regardless of location, make new friends and develop their creative skills.

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