Progradec Training


After a long, uncertain lockdown, the last week of May finally allowed us to board a plane from Amsterdam to Tirana, and then take a shuttle bus heading east, to the lakeside town of Pogradec, on the Albania-North Macedonia border. Here we met up with artivists from the broader Western Balkan region, actors from the […]

Queer Film Days Albania

Queer Film Days Albania 2021 was launched with the screening of ‘Up Close & Personal: LGBT Police.’ Stichting art.1 and OMSA in cooperation with the State Police and Mrs. Alma Katragjini, held the opening of the third edition of the QFD Albania film festival. The event took place at COD with the screening of the […]

Queer Film Days Macedonia

Skopje Film Festival, International Queer & Migrant Film Festival and Stichting art.1 have teamed up once again to bring Queer Film Days Macedonia. On May 25th and 26th 2021 we brought a varied and exciting queer film programming to Kinoteka (Skopje), with screenings of “Silent Voice” and “March for Dignity.” Likewise, we are very happy to […]

LILI – by Ana Andonova

The world premiere of Ana Andonova’s documentary “Lili” took place in the CK13 Youth Center, in Novi Sad, Serbia. LILI is an eponymous documentary film about a non-binary queer activist from Azerbaijan. Filmmaker Ana Andonova (22) follows Lili on their epic journey to North Macedonia through Ukraine and Turkey. Along the way, the film cleverly […]

Youth Dialogue for Change, Novi Sad (May 2021).

Our project, Youth Dialogue for Change, kicked off on the May 10th 2021 in Novi Sad, Serbia. This four-day project’s aim was to promote the active participation of young people in democratic life, fostering a debate around the major issues affecting them. The project was conducted in close collaboration with ErasmusPlus and Youth Pass (Stichting Art. […]

Queer Film Days Kosovo

PriFest Film Festival, International Queer & Migrant Film Festival and Stichting art.1 team up once again in Queer Film Days Kosovo.  On May 22 and 23 we bring a varied program of queer film in ABC Cinema and Termokiss  with the screenings of Silent Voice and March for Dignity. Also, we are very happy to be premiering the […]

Screening Up Close & Personal: LGBT Police

On the 19th of July, International Film Festival Prishtina (PriFest) screened ‘Up Close and Personal: LGBT Police’, a film by Chris Belloni which documented the lives of LGBTQ+ police officers from different countries around the world, conveying a portrait of how their sexuality or gender identity played a part in their profession. The session was […]

ERA Seven Grants awarded for lgbtq+ Arts Projects

ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey in cooperation with member organizations – Da Se Zna! and Come Out, as well as with Stichting art.1 from the Netherlands, within the project “Youth Artivists for Change” awarded seven grants for LGBTI Arts projects. ERA awarded seven grants to the young LGBTI people […]

Case Study Serbia 2018

Background This case study was prepared in the framework of the project “Youth Artists for Change” funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Creative Twining scheme. The main goal of the project is to utilize film, theatre, podcast and storytelling activities as powerful awareness raising and advocacy tools with primary focus on […]