About the first season

The first season illustrates the process of creation and implementation of urban initiatives and educates civil society (public space development, ecological urban projects, community building etc.). The project participants meet the challenges on their way for a building democratic society and compete for a prize: 

financial support for their initiatives.

1 season numbers:

  • 17 participants implemented 11 grass root projects 
  • more than 70 articles in domestic media
  • broadcasted on National Channel Belarus-2 
  • media coverage more than 500 000 people
  • more than 2000 people from 13 towns were engaged in grass root initiatives

Author and producer: Nadzeya Ilkevich

Produced by GreenMedia Production (private and independent production) 


1 season 1 episode "Elections"

Activists from different towns of Belarus want to take part in the City Show.  

The jury has to make a choice. 

Who will take part in the project? 

What kind of grass root initiative the most interesting and important? 


1 season 2 episode "This is Minsk, baby"

Urban activists have already arrived in Minsk. 

They present grass root initiatives to each other.

Who are they? Who wants to compete and who goes with the flow? 


1 season 3 episode "Party at the backyard "

Presentations continue and participants have already got a

personal point of view on opponents' projects. 

Who is interested in bike-box parking slot? 

How much does parkour park cost? 


1 season 4 episode "Alone with Bill Gates"

Activists meet founders of Urban Art festival "VULICA BRASIL": 

producer Mila Kotka and the first secretary of Brazilian Embassy in Belarus. 

Do you have any idea what "crowdfunding" is? The first Belarusian crowdfunding platform Ulej.by representatives explain how to fundraise money for your projects. 

Moreover, participants pitch own ideas to the business coach. What kind of mistakes did they make?  


1 season 5 episode "Newsmen are humans as well"

After you designed a grass root idea you must engage as many people as you can. 

Mass-media can help you, but how to make publishers get interested in it? 

Activists try to use creativity during improvised pitching for media. 


1 season 6 episode "50 shades of cats"

This is the final part of an educational program for activists. 

They are taking part in World Cleanup Day "Let's do it!" and creating a design for a fence. 

The most famous social entrepreneur of Belarus and the founder of the largest competition of social projects "Social Weekend" explains how to get support from business companies. 


1 season 7 episode "Selection to the finals"

Belarusian activists have to prove to the Jury their motivation and complete all "homework" tasks:

  • to upgrade their projects
  • to make research
  • to find additional financial support

Who has to stay in the City Show and to become a Finalist? 


1 season 8 episode "The Finals. Vol.1"

Personal pitching is always stressful, especially if you are competing for the financial support of an initiative that has to make your hometown better. 

What kind of mistakes were made by all the participants?


1 season 9 episode "The Finals. Winners"

The Jury announces the winners of the project and amounts of financial support! 

What initiatives will be implemented? 

Who has to come back home without a prize? 


1 season 10 episode "Community Cleanup Fest"

Elena organizes Community Cleanup Festival in her small town Soligorsk. Festival is aimed to mobilize the local community around park "Health Path" for cleanup, sports activities, and local arts. 

Small business companies, communal services, and local community helped her to do it. 


1 season 11 episode "Activists are changing towns"

The first alternative kids' playground "Pirate Ship" was built by the winner and the local community on the shores of the lake in Braslaw town. Locals were extremely happy and provided their help with materials and performance for kids. 

Activist Denis have invited a professional artist for the first mural creation in Kamenets town. Together with school teachers and the Youth Union, he has established festival for kids "The Little Prince".