Bosnians wait for the arrival of United States forces to arrive in Orasje, Bosnia, in winter, 1995. Thirty thousand NATO troops were deployed in Bosnia to enforce the Dayton Peace Accord that ended the war. ©Ron Haviv / VII Photo
Workshop in Sarajevo — February 17, 2020 until February 21, 2020
The VII Academy with the support of the US Embassy is running a year long program in fact-based writing, photography, and multimedia storytelling, drawing participants from men and women from all communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to encourage and improve civic discourse. Some of the world’s leading journalists, academics and public intellectuals from Harvard University, Northeastern University and the VII Photo Agency will provide insight, mentoring and training to tackle the fraught and complex issues important to the diverse communities living in the Bosnia. The program emphasizes an ethical, collaborative and participatory approach to journalistic practice and dialogue. VII Academy Sarajevo in partnership with the US Embassy in Sarajevo will award a number of grants in the amount of $30,000 to the best BOLD project proposals in 2020. To be eligible to apply for these grants, please register to attend the VII Academy BOLD Civic Engagement Workshop.
Aida Kalender, Ziyah Gafic, Paul Lowe, Aida Čerkez, Dragan Bursać, Ron Haviv and Jeff Howes
Multiple 1-week sessions
Registered members of BOLD; Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina ages 18-35 may also apply and will automatically become BOLD members.
December 31, 2019
This program is offered tuition-free to selected applicants. Accommodation in Sarajevo, per diems, and travel to and from Sarajevo are also included. All other expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the student.
More information and application: https://vii.academy/events/bold-project/