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Chios Voices

The online platform of Chios Voices showcases the creative work and talents of students and asylum-seekers on Chios. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this platform that is at heart a celebration of creativity in difficult contexts. The ‘Wider Voices’ platform is a part of CV, inviting contributions from all those involved in migration-related work.

Exhibitions and Book

Chios Voices is available as a printable exhibition if you would like to display work in a local gallery, school or public space. There is also a printed book, which you can buy to support our programmes on our shop.

CV For Schools

Chios Voices for Schools is a set of lesson plans and resources for schools around the world to engage with, and respond to, the creative work of students. Through specially-designed lessons, teachers can introduce themes related to migration and asylum in positive and meaningful ways in their classroom.

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Art Across Borders

Our Art Across Borders works with artists around the world to create powerful and personal illustrations to accompany student poetry and prose. Creating artistic dialogue is a means of empowerment, solidarity and support. If you’re an artist, you can get involved by contact us.

 
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Chios Voices is a media project launched in February 2017, hosting an online platform for the creative and critical reflections of refugee children and youth on Chios Island. 

In the belief that those best suited to shine a light on migration are refugees themselves, Chios Voices publishes poetry, prose, art, opinion, photography and video made by young writers and artists. In conjunction with Refugee Education Chios, teenagers pursue journalism and art courses, developing vocational skills that empower them to respond personally to their own situation.

Working with translators and graphic designers from around the world, the Chios Voices project also seeks to establish a network of creative responses to the work of refugee students on Chios. To those confined on the island Chios, these digital and artistic responses are important, rare interactions with the outside world.

Publishing in English, Greek, Arabic and Farsi, we are building a global audience that is engaged and informed by refugee students on Chios. An alternative media platform to mainstream publications, we value the independence and individuality of our contributors and maintain a high ethical standard. 

 
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aims 

  1. To platform creative and critical reflection on the refugee crisis by communities directly affected by it.

  2. To support writers and artists from refugee communities with training programmes and support.

  3. To create an international advocacy platform covering the refugee crisis in an ethical and consistent manner.

  4. To build partnerships with media platforms with the aim of growing our reach and readership.