The traditional summer programme includes two schools teaching Croatian language and culture, a folklore school, a folklore workshop, a theatre seminar and a volunteer programme for young people from around the world. The programmes are held in Zagreb, the islet of Galovac, Novi Vinodolski, Pučišća on the island of Brač, Borik and the island of Vis. Participant applications are accepted up to the 15th of June.
This year the Croatian Heritage Foundation will once again be organising its traditional summer programmes, which include two schools teaching Croatian language and culture, a folklore school, a folklore workshop, a theatre seminar and a volunteer programme for young people from around the world. The spring semester and jubilee tenth incarnation of the HiT-1 Croatian language Internet course kicked off on the 9th of March and runs through to the 31st of May.
The University School of Croatian Language and Culture is targeted to youth of Croatian extraction and all other students who wish to learn about Croatia, acquire and broaden their knowledge of Croatia, and learn or perfect their Croatian. The University School is also open to teachers of Croatian as a second language who wish to develop their skills in the area of mastering the language by participating in instruction and attending a subject targeted exclusively to them. The school takes place in Zagreb from the 27th of June to the 24th of July. The deadline for applications is the 15th of June.
The seminar for leaders of theatre (dramatic arts) troupes active abroad will be held on the islet of Galovac (Školjić) again this summer from the 4th to 12th of July, conceived as a workshop for the instruction of people who wish to broaden and enrich their knowledge and for those who intend to establish a theatre troupe; during the eight-days of learning, creating and socialising you will hear many useful tips and acquire easily applied practical knowledge. The Creating Theatre Seminar is particularly useful to the leaders of emigrant community theatre troupes active in bilingual language environments and multicultural milieus. Applications are accepted up to the 20th of June.
The CHF is organising the twenty-third Little School of Croatian Language and Culture in the town of Novi Vinodolski. The objective is for children, ages 9 to 16, living outside of Croatia, to join children from all across Croatia in improving their knowledge of the Croatian language and learning about the culture and natural heritage of the region they are visiting. The school is held from the 20th to 31st of July. Applications are accepted up to the 9th of June.
This year’s thirteenth Croatian Ethno Treasury workshop on the manufacture and reconstruction of Croatian folk costumes and traditional textile skills will be staged from the 15th to 25th of July in Pučišća on the island of Brač. This traditional programme is targeted to Croatian textile handicraft enthusiasts, in particular focusing on folk costumes, how they are made, maintenance and use in folklore associations. Participant applications are accepted up to the 15th of June.
From the 30th of July to the 8th of August of this year the Summer School of Croatian Folklore in the Borik district of Zadar will teach the dances, folk costumes, songs and musical instruments of Croatia’s PANNONIA REGION. Lectures will also be given on the dances of the Croatians living in Vojvodina, Hungary and the Bosanska Posavina region in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Along with practical instruction in dance, lectures will also be given on the folk costumes and songs of the Pannonia region, as will lectures on dance notation (kinetography) and the basics of sheet music notation. This school is targeted to the education of the leaders and members of Croatian folklore and tamburitza ensembles. Applications are accepted up to the 15th of June.
The TASK FORCE volunteer programme involving young people from the homeland and the emigrant communities working in environmental protection, reviving abandoned areas of Croatia’s natural heritage and culture/historical space has transformed over the years into the ECO HERITAGE TASK FORCE. This year from the 26th of July to the 14th of August young volunteers from around the world will gather on the island of Vis. Applications are accepted up to the end of June. Follow the events in the field at facebook.