Once upon a tree – youth project




The overall goal of the project is to connect art, culture, ecology & education to build stronger links between people and nature. Today, more than ever, there is an urgent need for creative interdisciplinary initiatives involving young people into the major environmental and sustainability challenges of the modern world.  In our project, we aim to emphasize the role of the tree in ecology and culture.


Trees are more important for mankind than most of us ever noticed. They are vital to us. Like oxygen. After all, thanks to them we can breathe. Trees must be at the heart of our climate change response. They reduce energy usage and air pollutants. Trees are a game-changer in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, instead of having symbiosis with trees, the effects of human activities put them and at the same time all of us in danger.  We should get to know them better and to understand their importance in the whole environment. Awareness makes a difference.

We believe that art & culture help bridge the gap between humans and the environment, that is why the project encourages participants to create an idea for their own interdisciplinary youth project – a creative initiative connecting art, and culture with ecological issues related to trees. It can be an idea for a series of photography, an article, a play, a game, a presentation, a social happening, a movie,  and lots more.


What is the structure of the project?

The project consists of 3 stages:


17/06/2020 – 03/08/2020

Root phase #project proposal – online meetings aim to develop our educational, ecological knowledge and strengthen our creativity and imagination. You will have a chance to learn how to get an idea and how to create a  proposal of your own cultural/ educational/ social /artistic project related to trees. Step by step the on-line meetings will focus on how to plan and develop your ideas and turn them into project proposals.


August-September 2020

Trunk phase #project making – online meeting and consultation with professionals aim to create at least 5 youth project that will be published in a catalog and promoted in our media.


September-December 2020

Branches phase #project sharing– the creation of final on-line catalog documenting the process of our group meetings and publishing Youth projects.


Once Upon a Tree – final catalogue


Osoba kontaktowa:
Agata Mazurkiewicz, a.mazurkiewicz@fer.org.pl
Termin realizacji:

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage National Fund from the Culture Promotion Fund, obtained from subsidies established in games covered by the state monopoly, in accordance with Art. 80 sec. 1 of the Act of November 19, 2009 on gambling games.