24 September 2010

These will be auctioned for the Rock School tonight!

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"Knol stars," by musician and performer Tim Knol.

Also: 2 tickets to Moke with the Metrophole Orchestra!
Visit Moke's website for details (in Dutch).

22 September 2010

Rock School part of major new project

The Mitrovica Rock School has joined a coalition of seven of the most effective civil society organizations in Mitrovica. Together, they will open the Center for Resources, Youth and Media (CRYM).

Empowering youth
CRYM aims to empower and activate Mitrovica's largest demographic group: youth and young adults. In addition to the Rock School's North branch, the CRYM Building will house a youth center (the "CRYM Club"), a media center and radio station, offices for all seven organizations, and the "CRYMcubator," where young people can develop their own initiatives.

CRYM Coalition
The CRYM Coalition is formed by: CCSD, Jazas, AFPK, CBM, Contact Plus Radio, M-M@G and the Media Center, and the Mitrovica Rock School.

Bridging the Divide
CRYM is part of Bridging the Divide, a major new project developed by, among others, MwB partner Community Building Mitrovica and supported by SPARK. The project covers an extensive set of infrastructural upgrades on both sides of the city, bi-lingual e-magazine M-M@G, and the CRYM Building and Coalition.

Bridging the Divide is supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

14 September 2010

Job opening: Coordinator of the Mitrovica Rock School’s South Branch

The Mitrovica Rock School is hiring a Coordinator for its branch in South Mitrovica.

The Rock School is a young, urban initiative that encourages the spirit of rock and roll among young people in Mitrovica.

The duties of the South Branch Coordinator will include:
- managing daily personnel matters of the South Branch;
- financial and narrative reporting;
- coordinating and implementing PR activities.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Extensive experience in project management;
- Affinity with youth work, popular culture and/or event organization;
- High English-language writing skills (ability to write project proposals, progress reports and website content);
- Fluency in English and Albanian (Serbian is an advantage);
- Willingness to travel;
- A highly neutral, independent political profile, and openness to different cultures and sub-cultures.

We offer:
- a one-year contract subject to a three-month probation period;
- a positive, dynamic working environment;
- the opportunity to travel and participate in ahigh-profile international music project;
- a competitive local salary with fringe benefits according to local standards.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2010.
The position will take effect on October 18, 2010.

For more information and to apply, please contact
Milos Drazevic at milos.drazevic@cbmitrovica.org.

For more information on the Mitrovica Rock School, please visit our website.

Jack Daniel's supports the Rock School

Famous Tennessee Whiskey brand Jack Daniel's will celebrate its 160th birthday with an auction in support of the Mitrovica Rock School

On Friday, September 24, Jack Daniel's will celebrate its 160th birthday together with 15-year-old Kink FM and LiveXS. This triple landmark will be celebrated during The Crystal Ball in Melkweg (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

Jack Daniel's will start the night with an auction. The full proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Mitrovica Rock School, to support the training provided by students and teachers of the Fontys Rock Academy. Click here and fill in your own birthday to visit the auction website.

The auctioned items have been donated by famous rock stars, to give young Mitrovica rockers and the Mitrovica Rock School a real rock'n'roll boost.