Art Innovation Challenge

Art Innovation Challenge is an initiative of Ideas Factory which supports socially engaged artistic creations, which bring new perspective and understanding of actual social problems of a city. The last two years The challenge took place in Plovdiv and its topics were related to the stereotypes around Stolipinovo neighbourhood. An unifying goal of the process in 2018 and 2019 was to bring fresh perspective on the creative potential, crafts and skills of local residents while keeping the format participative. During EMPATHEAST 2019 you will have the chance to see the results from Art Innovation Challenge 2019. Hannah Rose and Nikola Venkov will present and exhibit their participative comics zin called "Listen now, Chodzhum", which tells dailyhood stories of people from the neighbourhood.