Modeling gallery

Modeling gallery

working on national level, focus to rural areas and regions , LithuaniaVilnius, Lithuania
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Non-governmental organisation aimed at promoting social dialog in the society through developing various educational, social and cultural programs.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Due to the mass culture intensification the individuality and cultural sensitivity goes to the margin. To encourage youth' social and emotional development the project promotes the cooperation of cultural and educational institutions and goes to school with new interdisciplinary program aimed at advansing empathy in education.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The nationally acknowledged art pieces [reproduction] will be brought to the school and will invite youngsters to deep in the context/emotions/meanings. The professional art is taken as the mean to provoke person to look and uncover what below the surface [to develop the skills underway]. The project invites regional schools to make the space for the gallery. Together with professional art critics as well as modern art funds, the conceptions of the exhibition will be developed / reproduced and distributed to the schools monthly. The methodology material as well as training for teachers will be organized in order to prepare teachers to works with the exhibition(s) properly. The project applies to rural/regional communities, where after the economic crises the main activity became TV program, promoting mass culture. The individuality and cultural sensitivity goes to the margin. The project invites schools to pay attention to emotional and social development of school students.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The project is planning to open Modeling gallery in more then 100 Lithuania schools (in the common spaces of schools). Every month the new art exhibition will be run in Modeling gallery (-ies). The conception will be developed by professional art critics (in cooperation with proffesional cultural institutions). The artists /critics/ representatives will be invited to the schools to discuss the pieces, the issues of the interest, the different approaches to the pieces, etc. With every exhibition new methodological material is introduced to the teachers; the introduction material [with questions leading to deeper analysis of the work] is printed and distributed to the visitors [school students/local community]. The school student is promoted to share their approach in local meetings as well as on internet [after the internet instrument will be developed]. In 3-5 years perspective the project is planning to open gallery space for international art and to introduce the exhibitions from different regions [Europe, Far East, America, etc.] by raising the actual questions and promoting local community to deep in the issues of the world. The individual dialog with art piece , moderated methodologicaly, will significally contribute to the emocional and social development

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The social and emotional development for a quite a long time is referring to the different institutions but not to the secondary school. Since the topic came to national strategic documents, the issue did not reach the school, cause they do not know how to work with it properly. Galleries are operating in this field, but they are located in the biggest towns, are operating very locally, are business oriented. The team of the project has the experience on how to work with secondary schools, knows their proflematic, key-actors, specifications, as well as has knowledge in cultural field. This is the strong side of the project . The team is ready to meet the challenges and to manage them properly.
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About Your Organization
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Organization Country

, Vilnius

Country where this project is creating social impact

, working on national level, focus to rural areas and regions

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The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with

Public (tuition-free)

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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How long has your solution been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

Young NGO, aimed at promoting social dialog in the society thru developing various educational, social, cultural projects.

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

- cooperation of cultural and educational institution
- professional art goes to school to contribute to youth personal development

Social Impact
What has been the impact of your solution to date?

The organization has introduced the idea and agreed on cooperation with private and national art funds [involved private collectors support for the project regarding intellectual rights, reproducing, etc.] as well as successfully started to develop the partnership with schools [regarding the cooperation on opening Modeling gallery in their premises]. The huge interest of schools show that the project is actual and welcome. The representative cultural institutions willingness to participate is also very significant and essential.

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

Focus to the development of individuality [personal approach] and cultural sensitivity
The teachers have knowledge, skills, (and developed methodology) how to work on youth social and emotional development.
The students are enabled to uncover what are below the surface .
Advancing empathy in education
The Modeling gallery expand its activity to the international perspective.
the school is open to the cooperation with other sectors.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

The budget is the barrier for now. We are working with privat sector to find the support for the project activities.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

To run the project from Septemer 2012, in larger extent

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

To develop the pilot project succesfully on spring with 10 schools

Task 2

to find the support for the project [to start it on september with 50 schools]

Task 3

the personal grow [international trainings on art promotion/ galleries management/ similar fields]

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

to prepare the project for new school year with 100 schools

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

To develop e-system

Task 2

to intensify the work with local communities

Task 3

to develp new methods/activities for teachers growth [involving them in sharing knolegde with other schools [mentoring based]

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]

i personaly started to deep in the art issue and foundet it interesting to unit my knowledge of working with schools with the cultural operator insights/ knowledge and value the issue can create.

Tell us about your partnerships

Im personally involved in fundraising, administrative issues of the project.

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]

2-3 project management team in cooperation with volunteers. The participation of art critics/curators/cultural operators are very significant [depends on cooperating institutions].

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

we are opent to all offers and are also ready to cooperate and to help in developing others' ides.