Our Press Kit presents the activities carried out during the year, the principal partnerships, Clowns Without Borders chapters’ main 2017 projects illustrated with photos from the field and CWB contact information. You can upload the document here.
Clowns Without Borders International Annual Report 2016
Since its conception in the spring of 2015 until its adhesion to CWBI, Clowns without Borders Switzerland has been gathering and working with a great group of volunteers both in the artistic and logistics spheres of Switzerland. They have performed more than 60 shows for refugees and displaced populations in Nepal, Greece and Switzerland, and had the honor to work alongside structures of such high level as the UNHRC, Save The Children, Terre des Hommes as well as other partners like Kam For Sud, NAG, and Accademia Teatro Dimitri. Currently, the team in Switzerland is putting together a national crowdfunding campaign to support the different projects they aim to develop in the coming months. You can visit their youtube page to enjoy the documentary that tells the origins of this beautiful project as well as showing what CWB work is about. The Documentary will be put online after it's premiere in Verscio September 22nd. Clowns Without Borders Switzerland's Main Base is in Ticino and they have delegates in Geneve, Fribourg and Zurich. Its webpage will be on line from September 25th: www.clownswithoutborders.ch Follow on Facebook to receive news about CWB-CH: www.facebook.com/clownswithoutbordersswitzerland
Mission d'appui aux actions internationales Paris 19 CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL Clowns Without Borders International (CWBI) est une association internationale, indépendante et sans but lucratif, sans affiliations religieuses ou politiques. CWBI a pour but de faciliter la communication et la coopération entre les organisations membres de Clowns Without Borders dans le monde, de protéger et entretenir l'identité commune et la qualité du travail des membres de CWBI existants ou en cours de création à travers l'échange et la transmission d'informations. Les 15 organisations membres de CWBI partagent une mission commune : offrir joie et rire pour soulager les souffrances de toutes les personnes, en particulier des enfants, qui vivent dans des territoires en crise, qu'il s'agisse de camps de réfugiés, de zones de conflits ou de situation d'urgence. Ces membres nationaux organisent des projets artistiques et humanitaires en collaboration avec des partenaires locaux et internationaux, et travaillent dans plus de 50 pays chaque année. Des artistes professionnels donnent de leur temps pour organiser bénévolement des représentations, diriger des formations et partager des éclats de rire avec les enfants et leurs communautés. Pour plus d'informations : http://www.cwb-international.org/ POSITIONNEMENT DANS L’ORGANIGRAMME Le/la SC travaillera sous l'autorité de la coordinatrice internationale de Clowns Without Borders International. Il/Elle travaillera dans les locaux de Clowns Sans Frontières France à Paris en contact avec des représentants et volontaires des différentes organisations membres de CWB. MISSIONS Gestion de projet Le/la SC participera à la coordination du projet «Favoriser la diversité des expressions culturelles et artistiques par le renforcement de la mise en réseau et de la coopération internationale entre clowns et artistes du spectacle vivant ». Ce projet se découpe en plusieurs volets : - Réalisation d'un manuel de bonnes pratiques « Le tour du monde [...]
As Clowns Without Borders International has been a consultative partner of UNESCO since September 2015, we will be attending the International Conference of NGOs, taking place in Paris from December 12th to December 14th. The conference will deal with “The challenge of the digital revolution for NGOs”. Our partnership with UNESCO is very precious to us, because we recognize ourselves in the same values. Indeed, through its unique approach using performing arts at the service of the most vulnerable populations, Clowns Without Borders share Unesco's core fields of competence: - Cultural dialogue and creativity: CWBI gives strong examples of cultural diversity by performing with artists from different cultures, different areas of the world (developed / developing countries), different arts, languages, etc. on stage together. - Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance, living together: Coming together to be a part of the same audience and laughing together is a key step in peacebuilding. Non-verbal & non-violent communication. - Youth and non-formal education: our performances enable the young audiences to reinforce cognitive capacities such as listening skills, group behavior, multi-levels interpretation, communication with others through play and humor literacy. - Promoting the well-being and the dignity of all human beings: we advocate for the right to have a childhood. During this conference, we will witness the achievements of the NGO UNESCO liaison committee regarding what has been done to increase this partnership.
We are very pleased to welcome among CWBI's community our new Austrian member - Clowns ohne Grenzen Österreich - which brilliantly went through its application process and have received the support of its mentor CWB Germany since 2014. They have consistently proved their capacity and willingness to become a new chapter during the projects they carried out in partnership with other chapters. They went on tours in Nepal in 2014, Panama in 2015, participated to a joint mission with CWB Canada in Haïti, and went to Romania in 2016 with CWB Belgium, a project in partnership with Caritas and Save The Children. In addition to their international projects, they also implemented shows and workshops to relieve the suffering of children and families in refugee centers and in Austria. They performed in Macondo, the historical refugee settlement in Vienna which was opened in 1956, and offers shelter to almost 2000 people fleeing their country. They were officially integrated to CWBI on December 6th, during our quarterly board meeting. We wish them to continue their hard work and to give out smiles to a lot of children by our sides! Please visit their website: http://www.clownsohnegrenzen.at/startseite.html and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClownsohneGrenzenAustria/ for more information!
What a whirlwind weekend! Clowns Without Borders was so proud to be the recipient of the 2014 Prize of Hope! Presented to us by Dell'Arte Internationaland Aasen Theatre of Denmark. Such a beautiful ceremony and reception, followed by a CWB benefit show, hosted by Dell'Arte. Stay tuned for photos and updates! http://www.aasen.dk/index_uk.html
In December 2nd, an amazing Gala organised by Clowns Without Borders International in partnership with Roncalli has been organsied. Artists from all over the world performed a unique Gala with the presence of Pep Guardiola.