Global talents offers a studio to people who want to develop their skills and create their own small crafts enterprises.
Description of the activity
Global Talents is a new activity in the Garden of Encounter. An indoor studio enables people (talents) to work on their skills, develop products, arrange exhibitions and eventually sell their products. The studio can be used by a talent for half of a year for free. After this time the next talent gets chosen in regular project meetings. The talents receive a small amount of funding to buy raw material but do not get further payment. The idea is to open up space for continuous work regarding the interests of the talents and keeps them connected with their skills, which otherwise would not be seen and may act as a potential to isolate them. The studio is an old house on the gardens property that has been renovated for this reason. Areas of work can range from sewing, baking or up-cycling projects. The aim is also to show locals skills and qualities from other cultures that might not be known here.