Applications for the ADAMI Dialogue Baku workshop are now closed.


“Video blogging: Find your expression, record it and post it!”

In the world of new media, video blogs are taking a more and more privileged space and attracting ever-wider public interest as a means of reaching online audiences.

The vlog is also a platform to positively showcase cultural diversity. Through the use of engaging content, the vlog can create dialogue for encouraging tolerance and promoting the diversity in society to an audience across countries, cultures, traditions, religions.

The ADAMI Dialogue Baku creative seminar, under the motto “Video blogging: Find your expression, record it and post it!” aims to outline the structure of this vlogging phenomenon and help participants in the creation and implementation of their own video-blogging projects.

The two-day workshop seminar will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 27-28, 2017 at the Yarat Contemporary Art Space.

Participants will learn how video blogs are created, produced, function, and how they are influencing the contemporary media space. 20 participants will be selected to participate in the workshop and will engage in project presentations, joint discussions, and work sessions in two separate groups.

Among the experts will be Gökhan Ekremoğlu, who works at YouTube in San Francisco, and Lena of the video blog considercologne, who will talk about the conceptual and technical aspects of the new genre and commercial opportunities for video blogging, 

In the framework of the seminar, on October 28 there will be a lecture for media professionals with Dominique Willieme, Chief Online Strategist of German-French Cultural Channel ARTE, open to the public.

The seminar is open to anyone with a video blog or an idea for a video blog, including professional journalists and representatives from TV companies working with video formats. Participants should have practical experience working with and preparing video materials.

ADAMI is accepting applications for vlogging projects on a variety of topics and genres -- such as news, comedy, beauty & fashion, science, and more -- which promote the idea of cultural diversity, tolerance, integration, and peaceful co-existence. Vlogs can be on different stages of development, from the concept stage, to a vlog which is already online.

Participating projects in ADAMI Dialogue Baku can apply in the 2018 edition of the ADAMI Media Prize competition with their video materials.


Logistic details about the workshop:

-        Dates: October 27-28, 2017

-        Open to applicants from: the Eastern Partnership countries

-        Working languages: English and Russian

-        Participation fee: 500 Euro. Selected applicants with the strongest applications will get a scholarship covering the workshop fee and transportation, accommodation, and food costs. There is no application fee.


To apply, please fill out and submit the online application form by October 1, 2017:

Applicants will be notified about their acceptance and whether they are offered the scholarship by October 5, 2017.


For questions, please contact:

+995 32 299 9134