48 HOURS OF AWAKENESS in Berlin, Paris and Sarajevo

A call to the world for humanity, for solidarity, to speak out, and for action. During September and October, the performance 48 hours of awakeness will take place in three European cities – Berlin, Paris and Sarajevo. As a part of the multidisciplinary project Wakeup in Heartefact’s production, the performance 48 hours of awakeness deals with the question of life in exile. The project took …

“Remembrance is our duty, Srebrenica our shame”

When, in 2005, on the tenth anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights put up billboards to keep alive the memory of the crime, the public and the media reacted hysterically. By the next morning, Tarik Samarah’s artistic photographs taken in Potocari, with a single line of text, “To see, to know, to remember”, had …

RETROSPECTIVE, contemporary drama – Tanja Šljivar

Retrospective is a new series we are starting to mark the opening of Heartefact’s fourth annual competition for the best contemporary engaged play. In it we look at previous competitions through interviews with shortlisted authors and excerpts from their plays. Tanja Šljivar’s play How Much Is Pâté was shortlisted in the 2010 competition for the best contemporary socially engaged play, …

“We are hoping for the best, getting ready for the worst”, Remains in Danas

The play Remains, written by Vuk Boskovic and directed by Andrej Nosov, was premièred on 17 June at the Dev9t festival in Stara ciglana. Remains – author Vuk Boskovic, director Andrej Nosov, composer Irena Popovic Dragovic. Actors: Jelena Graovac, Milos Timotijevic, Irena Popovic Dragovic. Co-production: Heartefact, Festival Dev9t. The article below, about the première of Remains, appeared in Danas on …

The play “Remains” premieres at the festival Dev9t

The Piece “Remains” by Vuk Bošković, directed by Andrej Nosov, will premiere on 17th of June at 20:00 at the festival Dev9t in Stara Ciglana. Remains was co-produced by Heartefact Fond and Dev9et festival, and supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. A play about unhappy and dead people. They are trying to bring some …

Contemporary drama competition

Heartefact announces the opening of its fourth annual competition for the best engaged full-length play in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian or Montenegrin. The Belgrade-based independent regional cultural organisation Heartefact announces a COMPETITON for the best contemporary engaged full-length play in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian or Montenegrin. To be eligible, authors must be resident in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro or Serbia. The …

The Ghosts on tour in Montenegro

The Ghosts, a play directed by Andrej Nosov and written by Henrik Ibsen, will be performed in four cities in Montenegro during this week – Cetinje, Tivat, Nikšić and Kotor. It is a new reading of a praised Ibsen’s drama, dealing with the institution of marriage, small-town habits, and the position of still oppressed women in civic society. The Ghosts …

Heartefact Manager at the Prestigious German Theatre Festival

Heartefact manager Andrej Nosov took part at the 53rd Theatertreffen Berliner Festspiele, the largest festival of German contemporary theatre. Andrej Nosov was part of the international group of prominent theatre workers invited to Berlin by the German Foreign Ministry for the purpose of exchanging experiences and creating conditions for cooperation between artists and organisations from Germany and other participating countries. …

Untold tales of Serbia: Life through LGBTQ lenses

The Untold Tales exhibition, made up of postcards with stories told by LGBTQ persons from Serbia and those close to them, opens on 18 March (4 p.m.) in the café-restaurant Od usta do usta in Belgrade.’, ‘ I left Serbia sixteen years ago and I was okay. When it stopped being okay, I thought I’d be better off at home, …

Mirjana Karanovic wins FEST award

Mirjana Karanovic has been awarded best actress in a domestic film at the just-finished 44th FEST. Following the world première at the Sundance film festival, Good Woman, Karanovic’s directorial debut, had its national première at this year’s FEST. The celebrated actress also plays the leading role in the film, which had Heartefact among its backers. She was awarded in recognition …

Holiday performance of Ibsen’s “Ghosts”

Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts, directed by Andrej Nosov, will be presented on 16 February on the stage of Bitef Teatar. In a rare opportunity to visit the theatre over the coming holiday, the play Ghosts is on the schedule at Bitef Teatar on 16 February. Heartefact fund has decided to reward its loyal theatre audience with a special offer valid …

The Heartefact fund is looking for programme coordinator

We are looking for someone to plan, prepare and implement new programmes, participate in and improve the implementation of existing programmes, prepare reports and other necessary documentation, liaise with donors and other partners and take on other tasks as needed to ensure the smooth functioning of the Fund. The candidate should be capable of working to high standards and have …

Mediocrity is our problem

Andrej Nosov, theatre director and manager of Heartefact, for Novi magazin Source: Novi magazin The election is approaching. Alliances and coalitions are being formed. It’s panic time in offices where decisions are made and campaigns devised. This election is different from previous ones, because the atmosphere in our society is significantly different. The choice is now between two evils, the …

“We get joy in small doses”

Read the exchange of letters between Aja Jung , director of Belgrade Festival of Dance, and Andrej Nosov, director of Heartefact. Dear colleague, I believe I can start my letter with these words, as it’s been almost a year since we have been together on the same managing board and it seems to me our Kolo is dancing again. We …

First WakEUp! festival – It’s time to wake up!

The unique WakEUp! Festival will be held from 7th to 16th of December in Belgrade, aiming to shed a light on the issue of refugees and their uncertain destinies from various angles, while at the same time calling for solidarity and humanity. The WakEUp! Festival will open on 7th of December at the Gallery 12 HUB at 7PM with a …

“Theater Stall” awakes Bajloni market

Heartefact Fund’s “Theater Stall” was opened on Sunday, November 15th at the market \\”Skadarlija\\” (also known as Bajloni market) in Belgrade, trying to get theater closer to as many citizens as possible and show them that this is not inaccessible art form or some sort of artistic elite institutions, but it an integral part of our everyday lives. “Since we …

November Marked by The Ghosts

After the October premiere of The Ghosts, directed by Andrej Nosov, this piece written by Henrik Ibsen, is on the regular repertoire of Belgrade’s Bitef Theater. Belgrade audience had the opportunity to see the premiere of The Ghosts, new production from the Heartefact Fund, on 15th of October at the Bitef Theater. New performances are scheduled for Monday 2nd, Tuesday …

Belgrade is Overtaken by The Ghosts!

Do you know how ghosts look like? Would you recognize them if you would see them on your street, at the market or your bedroom? The citizens of Belgrade could not help but wonder this weekend. The Ghosts have arrived to the city this fall! Just like the creatures which are well masked and live next to us unnoticed, The …

Third Serbinale in Berlin

The third edition of Serbinale, festival of new arts from Serbia which will through an exhibition, performances, music program and panel discussion present artists from Serbia who live and work in Germany, starts today in Berlin. This year’s festival “Modern Nomads” concerns the topics such as migration, integration of migrants and coexistence of different peoples and cultures in German society. …

Berlin: Exhibition of Artists of Serbian Origin

The exhibition entitled Hospitality, featuring Serbian-born artists Ivan Bošković, Aleksandar Jestrović Jamesdin, Dejan Marković, Tanja Ostojić, Marta Popivoda and Sara Radonja, will open tomorrow at 7PM at the Ballhaus Ost (Pappelallee 15, Berlin) as part of the Serbinale Festival. The Hospitality deals with the question of identity in contemporary society, especially of those who do not live in their native …