In Art Green Week Festival

Fix in art hosts the “In Art Green Week Festival” from the 13th to the 17th of May 2019. Our target/goal is the sensitization of people (kids and adults), with the participation of organisations involved with environment issues, through actions and discussions that promotes well-balanced relation between humans and nature/environment.  

The programme of the festival has as a goal to present a series of workshops related with “Environment Sensitization” and there would be training stations via three thematic workshops where kids learn about recycling through games. The themes of the workshops will be about recycling paper (I make my own paper), plastic (precious plastic project www.preciousplastic.org) and aluminium (from can to art).

These workshops will be open for school visits in the morning, and open to the public in the afternoon. Through the school visits, we expect to reach 90 children per day, through the week up to 450.  Based on previous free entrance festivals we organised in the past, we expect to have between 500 – 800 people per day visiting in the afternoon with the peak numbers being reached of course during the shows. The total reach of the festival will exceed 2500 – 4000 people.   During the afternoon there will also be info kiosks about recycling, bazaar of organic products, workshop of alternative therapies and bazaar of handmade crafts on the basis that we respect environment and nature.  Plus, there will be food stations where the goal is to promote healthy diet and that no food should be wasted in any case (Mission zero food waste).

Alongside with the festival, there will be artistic events such as circus, kids’ theatre and street artists all related to environmental awareness topics.  The campaign for promoting the festival will be on posters that will be created via stencil on repurposed carton, in order to initiate discussion and thought about our impact even from the visual part of the festival. We will involve several organisations active in sustainable living in the city to increase the audience and impact of the event.  The management of the festival will be on a ‘Mission zero waste’ concept, no single-use plastic, bring-your-own cup initiative, water coolers instead of water bottles etc.  The festival will be hosted in our space which is walking distance from the centre of the city, it boasts 2 theatres, rehearsal rooms and a 6 000 square meters outside court yard.    

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Organisation/acronym:

Fix In art

Organisation type:

NGO,

Location:

Thessaloniki, Greece

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity, Fair, Festival, Peer-to-peer reviews and best practices sharing event,

Date:

14/05/2019 - 17/05/2019

Themes:

Circular economy, Citizen's engagement, Quality of life, Waste,

Target audience:

Children (<18), General public/families,

Contact details:

Evanthia Stavrou
Email: fixinart.events@gmail.com
Phone: 306940239654