SHTATËMBËDHJETË (17) is a nonprofit organization established in Prishtina, Kosovo in 2018. 17 started initially as a collaborative duo with the aim of making visually and intellectually engaging artworks that explore social and psychological perspectives through Experimental Video Art. Building on this experience and the need to refunctionalize alternative public spaces, Shtatëmbëdhjetë has been registered as a foundation that aims to foster positive change in society through enabling cultural vitality and creativity.
Our mission is to foster cultural activism for social development. 17 has three programs: Art & Culture, Civic Activism and Project Space. 17 is based in Prishtina, but covers all Kosovo regions with its activities.
SHTATËMBËDHJETË (17) is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for citizens of all genders and ages at all levels of their journey, encouraging participation in public life through arts, culture, education and outreach, and serving as a vital creative resource for the community.