Merlin Association for Promotion of Creativity

From 2018 to 2022, the Merlin Association has been organizing creative workshops for the beneficiaries of the Day Care for People with Mental Disabilities "Susret": Hand weaving, Chibori design, Jewelry recycling, ReDesign, Patchwork, Making medieval costumes, participating in themed events, urban garden. The workshops were attended by 15 - 20 beneficiaries and family members from the Pula area.

Since 2016, Merlin Association is organizing thematic medieval events in the rural areas of Istria and Liburnia. The goals of these manifestations are to preserve the cultural and historical heritage outside the tourist centers; to involve the participants from local community by motivating the population through a creative thematic story and by reviving the traditional crafts; to involve the family run farms (OPG), other associations and local action groups (LAG) in the activities; to launch the international co-operation of organizations for revived medieval history; to develop the manifestation content and activities; to provide the visibility of manifestations in the media of Istria and Primorsko-goranska County.

In 2020/21, the Merlin Association for the Promotion of Creativity launched a puppet theater workshop on the topic of medieval history and folk tales and fairy tales. The process of creating puppet show begins with the selection of the text and the content of the play, the script, the direction, the scenography, the preparation of the music. After the puppets are made, the animators create the characters and start building the roles.

In the scope of its creative workshops, Merlin Association has been organizing the sales-exhibition manifestation The Original Splendor Of Arena. The goal of this manifestation is to organize legal sale of the authentic souvenirs in front of the Pula's Amphitheater, and to encourage local population in the participation, design and production of the handicrafts based on the cultural and historical inheritance of Pula. Project is implemented in the cooperation with the institutions and organizations in the sphere of social work and protection of marginalized groups, Bureau for Health and Social Welfare, the Bureau Of Culture, the department for Utility Order and the National Tourist Board in Pula.

As part of the partnership project "ROJC: Developing - Enabling - Strengthening - Appreciating", the Merlin Association will during 2021 organize 60 co-financed skills workshops for the citizens of Pula that are free for them. In addition to tailoring and sewing courses (skirts, pants, shirts, dresses, jackets) participants can also participate in workshops on weaving, clothing repair, making decorative items, redesign and recycling of textile, PVC bags and wool, and doll makin.The activity will include 6 volunteers who will use their skills to help create interesting decorative items, bags, jewelry and clothing for pets. Workshops will take place three times a week for 4 hours in the premises of the Merlin Association in ROJC, depending on epidemiological measures.

Nacionalna zaklada
EEA Grants
Norway Grants
Primorsko-goranska županija
Grad Opatija

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