Escalator is an intensive capacity building and training programme for those working in the independent cultural sector. Now running for two years, Escalator has one main objective: to help cultural & creative professionals and artists achieve success on their own terms and, in so doing, to become cultural innovators and entrepreneurs who can effect and inspire change. For 2015, Escalator will expand its reach to include organisations and artists from all of Slovakia.
During the 2 months (March, April) TRAKT member Michaela Bottková took part at the online training Storytelling for peace. Together with another 25 participants and 20 associations they were trained in many specific exercises and tasks, which should prepare them for their workshop. The workshop then took place on the 27.4. – 3.5. 2014. The ambassadors of the EU countries and The Middle East were together looking for the possibilities, how to help people open their eyes blind from the war and senseless conflicts. The help was in the form of the creative process of storytelling.
The gathering was performed on June 12th – June 13th. There were two participants from civil association TRAKT, Lukas Matejka and Denis Matus. This happening was a part of the project supported by O2 Telefonica called Think Big (Slovak beamvertising) . Two-day long training was developed in cooperation with the Foundation for the Children of Slovakia Foundation Ekopolis Association S. Kovalik - Education for the 21st century in Slovakia and O2.
TRAKT in the composition of Lukáš Matejka and Denis Matúš participated in the second session of the Development of personal and social skills. This time the seminary was held under the umbrella of ASK, O2 Think Big, Ekopolis Foundation and the Children of Slovakia Foundation, and it took place in Zvolen.