- Art-aspects (Berlin), Coordinator of the project
Art-aspects is an art society, interested in the development of intercultural dialogue, creative skills and artistic potentiality of each citizen. The activities concern adult education, in the field of cultural training and creativity. Our objective is also to work on relevant questions concerning artistic, social, cultural, didactic and pedagogic fields. Art-Aspects and its members represent an international network or artists, art teachers and adult educators and is active on the European scene (member of EAEA, Platform for intercultural Europe, United against racism, LAB FOR CULTURE), with several projects throughout Europe and with different countries.
We offer art courses in different artistic practices such as installation, painting, drawing, design, performance and video, art theory and art-therapy to increase the creative potentiality of the participants and the artistic process through innovative methods of art education. The main goal of our program is to generate opportunities where intercultural learning, deeper understanding of artistic work and a European identity can be formed.
more infos: www.art-aspects.de
- Dancing with differences group (Portugal) “Associação dos Amigos da Arte Inclusiva – Dançando com a Diferença”
The innovation and boldness, between others, are characteristics of Contemporaneous Art and consequently they are present in this work. Not in a fortuitous and inconsequential way, but with an attitude that we can only contribute to the change of the social image of handicapped people, if we know the issues intimately and present them to the public in a way that we can confront them with this reality.
This ample project with educational, artistic actions, and therapeutic support, works with seventy nine people, which range from children, young people, adults, and the elderly, and we intend to continue growing and extend our participation whilst working competitively within the “dance market”, because we work with dancers that dance “with the body” and not “despite the body”.
more infos: www.aaaidd.com
- CARITAS , Center for Disabled Persons “Divine Mercy” (Poland)
Caritas in Mikolow – Borowa Wies is an act of Caritas of Katowice Archdiocese. The non-governmental centre from 1990 implements government and local government tasks in the domain of social welfare, rehabilitation and re-validation of handicapped children and youth. The mission of the centre is to ensure the complex support for people with mental and physical disabilities.
The tutelary and therapeutic work is performed on the ground of catholic social learning, pedagogic and humanistic psychology. It promotes and puts into life ideas of education, motional activity, artistic activities, occupational rehabilitation, access to culture and social integration. The centre performs its activity based on principles of social welfare, education, protection of physical health, rehabilitation and employment of the disabled.
more infos: www.caritas.mikolow.pl
- Ventos Socialines Globos Namai (Lithuania)
The main goal of Ventos Socialines Globos Namai is to satisfy biosocial needs for young people with mental disabilities. Our target group is young handicapped people, between 18 and 30 years old. The workers of this organisation are teaching social skills, and giving self-support skills for young mentally disabled people, through different social and artistic activities.
Our regular range of activities are : Social care of young adults all day, orphans care, preschool , special education.
- Põltsamaa Art Association (Estonia)
Põltsamaa art school offers different art trainings for people interested in developping his own creative process. We offer 5 year course for getting in-deep training concerning painting, drawing, composition, stained glass, ceramics, photography and lectures about art. Currently we offer also photography, using image processing programs in computer, and language courses. Courses are held once a week during October to May. Our actions concern disabled and non-disabled persons, participants with specific needs (light until middle mentally handicapped), persons under risk of social exclusion, but also anyone who wants to develop his creative skills.
We encourage our group of disadvantaged people also to get involved in a social life, by fulfilling their capacities. Very often they appear to be quite talented, but they lack in skills. When they are in Põltsamaa Art Association, they find an additional place to express oneself and to find suitable activities.
more infos: http://kunstikool.ee/?p=p_37