SHTATËMBËDHJETË (17) is a nonprofit organization established in Pristina, Kosovo in 2018. 17 started initially as a collaborative duo with the aim of making visually and intellectually engaging artworks that explore social and psychological perspectives through Experimental Video Art. Building on this experience and the need to refunctionalize alternative public spaces, Shtatëmbëdhjetë has been registered as a foundation that aims to foster positive change in society through enabling cultural vitality and creativity.
Our mission is to foster cultural activism for social development. 17 has three programs: Art & Culture, Civic Activism and Project Space. 17 is based in Prishtina, but covers all Kosovo regions with its activities. Some of our project are INFRARED, Metamorphosis, Point of View and Project Space Monthly Program.
SHTATËMBËDHJETË (17) is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for citizens of all genders and ages at all levels of their journey, encouraging participation in public life through arts, culture, education and outreach, and serving as a vital creative resource for the community.
17 is interested to participate in projects that aim to create opportunities for arts and culture development by supporting artists at all levels of their creative journey and encouraging participation of citizens of all genders in the arts through education and outreach. Particularly 17 is interested in projects that fall under the priority such as:
– Strengthening the capacities of cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans.
– Increase transnational circulation of cultural and creative works and transnational mobility of cultural and creative players – with specific focus in residencies, artistic research (leading to) co-creation, co-production between artists and/or cultural operators and activities aimed at developing career opportunities for artists and cultural professionals from the Western Balkans to work transnationally and internationally, including accessing new markets or audiences.