During 7-10 June 2019, Inter Alia organised and hosted the InterArts Long Term Joint Staff Training Activity of the InterArts: Youth Communities for Social Inclusion project.
InterArts is a project that aims at empowering young people to fight against discrimination and social exclusion through the use of artistic activities. By deploying an innovative non-formal methodology based on a set of art-related disciplines (dance, theatre, music, street-art, photography, literature, cinema, painting & sculpture), InterArts produces practical knowledge to reduce social exclusion and improve the level of key competences and skills of young people living in marginalised conditions.
The participating organisations, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni (Italy), Zavod Nefiks (Slovenia), Asociacion Juvenil Teatral On&Off (Spain), Proposito Inadiavel (Portugal), Ars for Progress of People (Belgium) and Carpe Diem (Croatia), sent their representatives in order to acquire skills and tools and plan the next steps of the InterArts project.
Ars for Progress of People presented the national analyses on social inclusion/exclusion as well as the website and online tools of the project. Inter Alia introduced the partners to the visual identity of the project. Participants from all organisations presented and discussed the data collected and analysed on the situation of social inclusion/exclusion in the local communities of focus.
Lastly and most importantly of all, coordinators shared the good practices of the arts’ disciplines and in specific dance, theatre, music, street-art, photography, literature, cinema, painting and sculpture. They also spend time on designing the contents of the workshops that will be offered to youngsters in all countries and on all disciplines, based on the shared practices.
In the next steps of the project, through the use of good practices a training curriculum will be produced and implemented in local trainings including practical workshops in all disciplines mentioned above. In addition, based on the theoretical knowledge of the national and local analyses and the practical outputs of the trainings InterArts will produce a Methodology Handbook that will be published and available for use of everybody interested.
Right after the summer, Inter Alia will announce the programme for the artistic workshops in each discipline. All workshops will be open to the public with focus on young people: 18 – 30 years old.