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Football Stories: Bosnian Tour

East West Centre Sarajevo

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $23,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2011–March 31, 2012
  • Location Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina

About this grant

The project goal is to promote tolerance, understanding, and diversity as key democratic values in Bosnia-Herzegovina. To this end, the East West Centre Sarajevo will develop a theater performance called Football Stories and tour Bosnia-Herzegovina, visiting ten towns. Football Stories will be an original production that focuses on rising xenophobia, nationalism, and violence in society, which often become most visible during football matches. Each performance will be accompanied by workshops and discussions that address issues raised by the play. The grantee is an independent, nonprofit organization that creates and produces theater and other cultural events. Established in 2005, the grantee is based in Sarajevo and works nationally and internationally.