The show consists of sheddind the light on street artists in Tunisia. Moving from town to town, from city to city in order to give these artists the chance to express themselves and share their skills and to discover the other talents that the media have never shown them to the public. Filming the dancers, the graffiti artists, giving the microphone to the singers, rappers, poets.
Broadcasting local video clips, workshops, concerts…
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
The show is based on the young generation who has a lot of talents that did not stop growing, especially during the revolution. Youngsters use very much the internet in order to promote their art works and share their artistic views.
No TV show, no online show in Tunisia are actually dedicated to urban arts.
Therefore, this program is really important to encourage young artists to continue producing.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kullab/704927299528201 Kullab is a Tunisian NGO which organises Urban events and promotes young artists.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Street-ART-Kouki/437942472978623 Street ART is a Tunisian TV SHOW that used to be diffused to cover all the urban arts map in the country. this actual projet ‘URBAN sHOW’ is the continuaty of ‘STREET ART’ TV SHOW.
https://www.facebook.com/kouki.dateacher.3551 kouki Dateacher ‘Karim Kouki’ is the godfather of Hip Hop in Tunisia.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Urban Show covers all the urban events taking place in Tunisia, all the street artists, their works and life styles as well as the international urban scene.
The show will also help more and more artists to multiply.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established or plan to establish that will contribute to the success of the project.
I used to have a tv show called Street Art specialised in the street art scene in Tunisia. The Tv show was really successful. Thanks to my tv show I succeeded in building an important network (connections and contacts). I am in contact with the GOETHE INSTITUT, I had worked on many workshops with them, the same as for IFT and many other NGO's. Almost evrybody knows me in Tunisia. Almost everybody contacts me especially via facebook to cover their events and / or participate as an artist.
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
Two participants will be trained, the cameraman and the journalist. Thanks to my experience on tv I know many cameramen and many journalists whom profiles could fit this kind of missions. And I know how to make them understand the nature of the work and how to succeed.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
I will need two tools to make it. A camera and an editing computer. This is how I made over 70 episodes on tv and made my show famous in my country.
I have to film the artworks and acheivements of artisits and edit the whole work in order to post it online.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
The show will take place in the streets, the cities and the regions of Tunisia. I will only need one computer, the editing software and the ADSL.
What is your current relationship with the community with whom you plan to work? What makes you the most appropriate individual or organization to implement this project?
First of all, I am an artist (Rapper and used to be a hip hop dancer), I have a NGO called KULLAB, I oganise events almost every two to three weeks, I am a tv presenter. In Tunisia, the Hip Hop community considers me as the godfather of hip hop.
I have done several hip hop workshops in many Tunisian states I even covered the Battle Of The Year 2012 in France.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
During almost 3 years of working as a tv show presenter I have encountered many obstacles especially by those who don't believe in the youth and in the street arts. But the main obstacle was sponsoring, this is why my tv show has stopped because I had to find a sponsor to carry on. Therefore, I honestly think that I went through evrything that might be considered as an obstacle, however, one thing may be a problem is that I have to rent a space where to finish the work and I don't have enough money to do it because right now I don't have a job.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
There's a huge community in tunisia wishing somebody to take care of them and their artworks especially after the revolution. Therefore, I am almost 100% sure that it will succeed.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
Actually, There's no specific date to start the project. If you believed in my project and you choose to finance it I can start it soon as it is funded. And I would start with the iterior tunisian regions who have less attention from the government and the media than the other regions.
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
I would need 2,500 US Dollars to get a camera and a computer.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
I would need a digital support by sharing the work, conncting me to other organisations who really believe in these kinds of movements.