The Unexpected Artrepreneur
The objective of the TUA project is to harness the influential potential of visual art to create inclusive and fair educational spaces.
Project number: 2022-1-EL02-KA220-YOU-000089230
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/11/2022 – 31/10/2024
In spite of the prevalence of mental health awareness campaigns throughout the European Union, young individuals with ASD/DS often find themselves ill-equipped to actively engage in society after finishing their schooling.
Art teachers face a considerable challenge when attempting to educate students with special needs, as they struggle with essential communication and self-expression skills, while also contending with the societal barriers that marginalise young people with mental disabilities.
This project arises from a pressing demand to develop curricula that can empower these individuals, as well as the teachers, caregivers, youth workers, and healthcare professionals supporting them, in overcoming these difficulties and ultimately reducing the overall impact of marginalisation.
The TUA project aims to leverage the power of visual art in order to establish inclusive and equitable learning environments. The initiative involves the development of a tailored curriculum and training program that specifically targets the teaching of visual art, entrepreneurship, and the dynamic interplay between the two for young individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Down Syndrome (DS).