Art huBs for youTh

An Erasmus+ project aiming to promote intercultural dialogue through the establishment of Art Hubs.

Grant Agreement Number: 2020-3-UK01-KA205-094207

Funded by: Erasmus+        Duration: 01/04/2021-31/03/2023     


Challenge

The current immigration crisis, coupled with the growth of radicalisation and extremism, is one of the defining problems of our era. Europe is facing problems of intercultural relations and clashes of culture which are creating a new wave of violence, xenophobia, racism, and social fear at a local, national and international level.  

Culture and arts can be powerful means to promote intercultural dialogue and combat deep-seated stereotypes. In the context of the migratory and refugee phenomenon, it is crucial to explore ways in which culture and the arts can help bring people together, increase their participation in cultural and social life, and promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity.

Innovation

The Art Hubs for Youth (ABT) project aims to combat inequality, intolerance and injustice and promote intercultural dialogue through the establishment of Art Hubs for young people from migrant and non-migrant backgrounds, utilising the unique ability of the arts to transcend social barriers.

Action

The training material will comprise ten modules focusing on different aspects of the migrant integration process via the arts in the partner countries.

Special emphasis will be given to the different methods that may be used to promote creative intercultural dialogue among people with diverse ethnic backgrounds and the role of arts in this process.

At this stage, the project artists (i.e. trained youths from migrant backgrounds, aged 16-30) will be given the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience and, in turn, use their artwork as a tool to speak up, be heard, express their own reality and understand the reality of others.

The theme of the Virtual Art Platform will be “We and They: United by Diversity”. The artists will display their work digitally in a curated 3-D Exhibition space whilst describing their worldview, emotions and opinions both in a visual and textual story-telling way.

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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
University of Gloucestershire -Project Coordinator UK
ARTIT London ltd UK

The Hub Nicosia ltd

Sarajevo Susret Kultura

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