United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Maldives, on Friday, announced that Youth Vision, a virtual art workshop, would be hosted in December.
Intended to cultivate leadership and critical thinking skills among youth, the workshop is an initiative of UNDP Maldives to be organised in collaboration with the European Union (EU), Ooredoo Maldives and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment.
According to UNDP, Youth Vision is targeted at young people between 16 to 25 years of age and will require no prerequisite skills. While participants will only need a device to access online classes, an art kit with all the necessary materials will be provided as part of the workshop along with 3G connectivity for the seven-day duration of the workshop.
In order to provide a safe space to facilitate respectful dialogue on important societal issues, the workshop will include awareness and skill development sessions. Throughout the workshop, participants will be encouraged to explore themes such as job security and livelihood, environment, leadership, violence and abuse, social cohesion and peace.
Experienced artists are scheduled to teach participants about 2D art, photography, multimedia, mixed media and creative writing from 0900 to 1800 hrs on scheduled days. Within the five contact days, participants will receive instruction concerning research techniques, concept development, documentation and installation as well as how to write a statement and bio. During the three 'offline' days participants will work on their art piece individually.
As per UNDP, the final goal at the end of the workshop is offering assistance to young people in creating art pieces that reflect their personal story, thoughts and ideas.
Interested individuals can join Youth Vision at https://tinyurl.com/yvworkshop.