Upcoming projects


Balik Arts is delighted to partner with IPTA (Projects and Ideas for Active Youth Romania) for Peace with Me, a project aiming to promote a preventive approach in managing conflict and violence among young people. We are looking for UK based participants aged 18+ to join colleagues from Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, Turkey, North Macedonia & Italy on what promises to be an enlightening and exciting week.

It is expected to take place before the end of 2022!


Actors for Change aims to empower young people from the UK and Turkey by discussing social issues such as violence in various spheres of life, but especially violence within the education system i.e. towards teachers and other students. The project will take place in Bodrum, Turkey between 11th and 24th of April and the participants will be introduced to forum theatre as a participatory art form. 

Forum theatre is a type of theatre that involves the audience in the play. The actors stage a performance and the audience is allowed to stop it and either share their opinion or join the performance to change the course of events. The performance/scene usually indicates some kind of oppression. We are still looking for participants from the UK and Turkey between the ages of 18 and 30. Contact info@balikarts.org.uk to apply!


Film Beyond Borders is a two part youth exchange project in partnership with Religion Today Film Festival in Italy and Balık Sanat Derneği in Turkey and it has been approved by the National Agency Erasmus+ UK! It will happen in Yozgat, Turkey in June 2022 and Trento, Italy before the end of the year. Send an email to info@balikarts.org.uk to apply and join the group! 

Exchanges may be postponed to safer times due to Turkish and Italian COVID-19 governmental advice.


Fantastic news! Our ‘Climate Action’ project has been approved by Erasmus+ ! It will take place in Brindisi, Italy in 2022. The aim of the project is to raise ecological awareness in Europe and educate young people on the topic of climate change and environmental protection. We have chosen to work in Italy as it is leading education for young people with compulsory education around climate change in schools. Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti of Italy’s Five Star Movement (with a history of environmental concern and grassroots activism) is putting in place an economic policy that goes beyond the GDP debate. Sustainability, natural capital accounting and the economics of wellbeing are central. Another goal of the project is to involve young people in taking action and show them that they can have a real impact on policy makers in their own country. Partners will educate the young people during this project with hands-on activities and theoretical knowledge that will provide them with tools to become young climate advocates and activists.

Our partners are Balık Sanat Derneği in Istanbul, Antalya Orkidelerini ve Biyolojik Çeşitliliği Koruma Derneği in Antalya and Naukleros in Brindisi.