No Borders Program

The No Borders program includes several projects involving refugees, asylum seekers, people seeking subsidiary protection and the local community to work on integration, community- and peace-building, exploration of identity, and healing through art.

Our first project at Živi Atelje DK, in December 2015, was entitled “No Borders.” The project started in part as a reaction to the backlash on the part of public opinion against refugees coming through Croatia. Misinformation in the media (including social media), fuels the atmosphere of fear and mistrust. The collaborative art project involving artists and refugees was meant to answer directly to this atmosphere. Since then our program has grown into four main components.

Most of the projects are done with the generous donation of time and other resources from our members and volunteers. To make the projects sustainable and to improve the content, Živi Atelje DK requires more support. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you ways to form a partnership, ways for you to contribute as a volunteer, through a donation or any other support. Thank you.

In 2017, the No Borders project was honored with a grant by a coalition of local organizations in their Dobri Domaćini (Good hosts) campaign. The Creative Women’s Group received special recognition as one of the projects throughout Croatia to get the financial support to take us to the next step. A special thank you to Dobrodošli! (Welcome Refugees), Are You Syrious?Koalicija Solidarnosti Split and SOLIDARNA (Foundation for Human Rights and Solidarity).