European Wilderness Society accepted an offer of Machaon International, the Slovak Association of Nature Conservation, together with AnnoGallery and Obec Ganovce from Slovakia, the National Institute of Folk Culture and MAS Straznicko from Czech Republic, Muusa Kapriis MTU from Estonia and the National Nature Park Synevyr and Museum-reserve Tustan in the Ukraine for the implementation of the international cultural project.
The main idea of the project is to encourage mobility of artists and creative people into the countryside as a source of their inspiration, while at the same time making use of their creative work to enhance local development (tourism), nature conservation and cultural heritage through international collaboration and promotion of the beauties of wild nature and rich folk culture of rural areas through works of art.
Project “Areas of Inspiration” has been selected from 430 applications and is receiving financial support from the European Union within the programme Creative Europe – the largest EU direct funding source for the cultural sector in Europe.
The European Wilderness Society will host a WILDArt, a Plein Air Art event in the Synevyr Wilderness. Selected works of the artists will then be presented in several galleries in regional and international European Cities.
European Wilderness Society is also responsible for launching the project web-site: http://areasofinspiration.eu.