Join our European exchange and connect across the continent


From NoVember 2020 – MaY 2021
Amateo invites citizens from across Europe to take part and connect, through the creative exchange of ‘Postcards from Home‘.
WHAT HAS MADE YOU FEEL AT HOME RECENTLY?
WE ARE INVITING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES FROM ACROSS EUROPE TO SEND THREE POSTCARDS FROM HOME

The first postcard: ‘Home is…’
November 2020

Sharing what home has meant for you currently through words and images

The second postcard: ‘Home was…’
January 2021

Sharing a memory of home (an image, story, smell that brings back a person or place that meant home to you) in the past

The third postcard: ‘Home will be…’
March 2021

Sharing your vision of home for the future


Take Part

Step 1

Post your first postcard to Galway, Ireland – European Capital of Culture 2020 before 15 November 2020
Download instructions template
(See terms)

Step 2

Receive a package from Galway including your postal partners first postcard with their address + a gift from one of the local creative workshops in Galway.

Step 3

Continue your exchange of postcards.

Join the creative workshops online (see below and register for updates)

Share your postcards with us pioneers@amateo.org via Facebook

Join Postcards from Home creative workshops online

26-30 November 2020

Join the LAUNCH conversation and THREE workshops including Lockdown landscapes, Postcard Journal Bookbinding and Portraiture in textile and mixed media broadcast live from Galway (Ireland), European Capital of Culture 2020

DEC
2020

Online Creative Workshop, 3-4pm, 15 December: Traditional Lithuanian ‘Sodai’ craft

March
2021

Online Creative Workshop: Miniaturist painting

JAN
2021

Online Creative Workshop: Visual poetry techniques 1

APRIL
2021

Online Creative Workshop: Digital to analogue capture

FEB
2021

Online Creative Workshop: Visual poetry techniques 2

MAY
2021

CONNECT meeting prior to live event

JUNE 2021

Online creative sessions linked to the live event ‘CONNECT The Unexpected‘ in Maribor (Slovenia).

The words and images created by everyone taking part in the Postcards from Home project, across Europe, will inspire new collaborative participatory creative works that blend the art-forms and themes shared between November and May.

Find out more about the live programme and register for the CONNECT the Unexpected creative residency May 2021

Postcards from Home project is supported by funding from Culture of Solidarity programme led by European Cultural Foundation