Frequently asked questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Brave Kids Project

When does Brave Kids take place?

The project generally takes place for 3.5 weeks between mid-June and mid-July.

Where does Brave Kids take place?

During the first two weeks of the project, groups are separated in several different host cities around Poland, Slovakia, and Georgia (4-5 groups per city). In the last week and a half, all the groups meet in a central location just outside of Wroclaw to create the final Brave Kids performance.

How many people can Participate? 

We invite groups of 4-6 children + 1 Accompanying adult.

What is the age-range of the participants ?

All children in the group should be between 10 and 14 years old. While we do not Encourage participants the teenage, in sometimes make exceptions. In These cases, there can be a maximum of 2 teenagers per group (between 14 and 16).

What kinds of arts can the groups perform, and what kind of show should the group prepare?

In general, groups can practice any of the performing arts (dance, music, circus, theater, etc.). However, some artistic forms work better for sharing using the "kids teach kids" method so we try to learn as much as possible about each group's artistic practices is DETERMINE Whether they will be a good fit for the project.

The group should be specifically prepared for the following elements:

1. On the first days after arrival all groups will present Their group show. This performance should be 10-12 minutes and should be a showcase of the group's artistic skills and "personality."

2. After all groups share Their performances, the program proceeds to the second element: artistic workshops based on the "kids teach kids" method. With the help of experienced artistic instructors, all kids will teach each other Their own artistic skills and create a common show based on the elements each group brings. Therefore, the children should be aware That, at some point, they will be asked to teach some of the artistic skills they practice. They can ask for the help of Their adult leaders, but the workshop should be lead by kids.

Is the project opened only is hosting at-risk or Disadvantaged youth, or are you open to youth from a variety of economic & social backgrounds?

We are open to a variety of economic and social backgrounds. Although we try to focus on bringing the kids That would otherwise not have the opportunity to take part in projects like ours, every year kids come from a variety of economic and social contexts.

What is the cost, if any, the Participating Organizations or children?

Brave Kids covers all the costs of accommodation, food, and local transportation during the project. We also cover part of the costs for international transportation. We consider the financial arrangements for international travel on a case-by-case basis. However, the Encourage all groups to make an effort to IDENTIFY Their fundraising options for international travel and can assist groups with the application process for any potential funding sources they locate.

For which aspects is the "sending" organization (the institution that organizes the group of children from a given country) responsible?

Before the project begins, our partners are Responsible for organizing the specific group of participants the (4-6 children and 1 adult). This process involves the preparation of a variety of documents, dry as passports and visas (if Necessary), health Questionnaires, parent consents, cooperation agreement, as well as promotional materials dry as pictures and description of the group for our project catalog.

From our experience, the most challenging aspect of this work is Cooperating with the parents of children, who are naturally worried and have many questions about the conditions offered to Their children during Brave Kids. Therefore, one of the most important elements is to recruit a capable group leader who will accompany the children. This person will be Responsible for the children during Their participation in the project. The children should know this person well, trust them, and be able to count on them in difficult moments (when they are missing home, having a trouble during the day, or just need to talk to someone from Their own culture). This person should have a good command of Angielski as they will also be Responsible for communicating important information from project Organizers and artistic instructors to Their groups during the project.

Other questions?

Contact Artist Liaison Kathy Lawson at kathy@bravefestival.pl.