Cifra Workshop Public Cultural Association wishes to organize workshops, events, camps in order to help the present and future generations to recognize true values in our globalized, fast-paced and consumer oriented world. Our mission is to introduce, preserve and perpetuate our culture, such as the diverse minority culture, some aspects of Hungarian folk culture, traditional, and contemporary arts. We strive to promote the flow of cultural products among generations, the target audiences, and the performing artists.
We have aimed to achieve diversity, maintaining interest, attention, and fulfilling the needs of target audiences of different age and interest during the compilation of our workshops, programs of the camp and in the selection of professional performers.
In the professional plan and the implementation phase, we plan to use good practices that we have already worked out during our activities and accomplished projects, as well as adding new innovations in our methods. We provide professional human resources for the planning, implementation and maintenance activities. Artists involved in the program are professionals with creditable references. Prior to composing our professional plan, we had delivered position papers and analyses that unequivocally justified that the planned professional program answers existing needs, fills up scarcities, and involves innovative solutions. During the implementation phase, we pay particular attention to mitigate environmental impacts, to economic and social sustainability, and equal opportunities between the sexes.
The venues of the activities are Palkonya (South Transanubium Region) and Kiscsősz (Middle Transdanubium Region) villages, this way involving two territorial regions set in a beautiful area. During the programs, the participants are introduced to gipsy folk music, dances and musical instruments and they can even give it a try playing them. Camp activities include dancing and singing tutorials, group workshops. The number of expected campers is 2000 people with the possibility to participate in music and dance workshops, and performances.
The first camp, held in Palkonya between 2 and 6 August, 2016 where using the traditional and modern forms of Csángó folk music in harmony of traditional and present day thinking, presents popular musical genres according to the highest standards. The name of the program is CSÁNGÓ DANCE AND MUSIC CAMP IN PALKONYA. Participants have an opportunity to learn musical instruments and dances from Hungarian musicians and dancers of Moldva, Subcarpathia and Hungary. Presenters are Fajkusz Band (Sopron), Csipkés Band (Subcarpathia), Tradtional Moldva Band, Robi Kerényi and Band, Erőss, Band and Karaván Família gipsy family band. The closing event will be an all-participant farewell party with all the musicians playing. The following exhibitions are also be visible: Photos of Tünde Havasmezői, an exhibition from Transsylvania titled ‘Cifra Room from Méra’, and beaded jewelry by Éva Kokas.
The second camp is held in Kiscsősz, a village in Veszprém county, between 14 and 18 September, 2016. The title of the program is: LIVING TOGETHER – LIVING VALUES IN THE CULTURAL CENTERLINE OF SOMLÓ REGION. We wish to hold a cultural festival in Kiscsősz. Those participating can attend workshops, dance tutorials, exhibitions, fairs and gastronomical programs.
The third camp – similarly to the first – is also held in Palkonya, between 21 and 25 September, 2016. The name of the camp is: OPEN CELLARS AT HARVEST – Cultural Medley in Palkonya. The programs include dance and musical workshops, exhibitions, gastronomical events. The camp features several musical bands: on the first day Dobroda band and dance house presents traditional music and dances from Felcsík and Moldva. The second day will bring a Music Academy Church concert and the Babra band. On the last day of the camp Kalotaszegi band plays to the audience and several other bands present on the following Saturday like Singas Project and Düvő bands. The same day witnesses the harvest march with tractors, coaches, dance and music.
The planning, implementation and the results of the project will be presented in open and informative communication channels. Those managing, organizing and participating in the project sketch in potential future cooperation possibilities that ensure the maintenance of long term effects of the results gained. Financing the project involves 10% own funds that is composed of 50% cash and 50% voluntary work. The costs were determined according to the principles of necessity and economy. The project total cost is ten million Hungarian forints. The amounts needed for the own funds and maintenance costs are being set aside and made reserves for them. Our programs target to foster cultural diversity and spreading cultural activities. Our Association is proud of helping the innovative introduction and preservation of contemporary arts and cultural values through its activities. We see it as a way of contribution to raising the cultural intelligence of Europe.