International Initiative for Development for Ethnic Art

Goals and Mission - how we help

  • Support and promote cultural values in today's society, education and individual self-realization.
  • Clarify roles in the society thus helping the diverse minority and majority groups to understand each other better.
  • Reduce the number of Roma emigrating to Western Europe due to racially motivated assaults and mutual misapprehension.
  • Prevent problems Roma youth face by creating suitable conditions for talented Roma adolescents for their self-realization (in music, dance and traditions).
  • Hold summer camps under professional supervision for Roma children from socially disadvantaged Roma families and homes who suffer from neurotical problems and inner trauma developed in early childhood.
  • Help to create an open multicultural society and prevent ethnic conflicts.
  • Present the culture and traditions of contemporary ethnicities.
  • Support collaborative projects between different ethicities, nations and the majority.
  • Present Roma culture to the Czech general public, break prejudices, help the Roma emerge from isolation, help them to open themselves to the world around them and find new hope for a peaceful co-existence.
  • Support education, creativity and personal growth of talented artists, provide material and spiritual space for their work, the opportunity to confront and debate the work of artists from different countries and cultures and and give them the opportunity to present their work.

Target groups

  • Youth under 18.
  • Members of the Roma minority.
  • Representatives of the major society, professional musicians, artists, hisorians, journalists, sociologists.
  • Participants of Ida Kelarová's international workshops (from Germany, Austria, Great Britain, USA, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Israel, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland)
  • The general public.
  • Representatives of Roma and non-Roma organizations for the development of the Roma community.
  • Young Roma who are able to work with the youth and work on the development of the Roma community.

Why these particular target groups?

  • Poor knowledge of culture of the majority and minority.
  • Mutual prejudices about cultural values and lifestyles.
  • Declined interest of some Romani families in individual development of their children and adolescents.
  • Insufficient space for personal development for those who show interest.
  • Educate the general public about the Roma issue.


Romano drom

Romano drom summer school with concerts in three towns in the North Bohemia (Šluknovsko) will take place during July 30 - August 13, 2016.


  • 9. 8. letní kino v Novém Boru
  • 10. 8. Lužické náměstí v Rumburku
  • 11. 8. zámecké zahrady v Děčíně


Concerts with the Czech Philharmonic

Four concerts by the Čhavorenge Choir and Czech Philharmonic directed by Marco Ivanović will take place in Prague in October 2016.