culturenet.hr, the web portal for Croatian culture, reports that "The first Video Vortex summer school, organized by Dan Oki and Dalibor Martinis, will take place on the island of Vis in the town of Komiza, Croatia, between the 22nd and 31st of August, 2011.
This is the first year that school is being organized as part of the international Video Vortex network. The aim of the project is to establish a European summer school and future joint study programs in the fields of film, media arts, performance and cultural theory."
They expect to have 2-4 students from each of 6 universities (from UK, Belgium and Slovenia, as well as Croatia) – ie around 20 students – with 10 teachers.
This is a considerable coup for the island, particularly if it becomes a regular annual event right at the end of the summer tourist season.
And it must compliment the announcement from VERN University of Applied Sciences that it is opening a new branch on Vis with the first 50 students scheduled to arrive this autumn of 2011.