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 radicalization and extremism is one of the defining problems of our era. Europe is now facing problems of intercultural relations and clashes of culture which are creating a new wave of violence, xenophobia, racism, and social fears at a local, national and international level.  

At the same time, culture and arts can be powerful means to promote intercultural dialogue and combat deeply seated stereotypes. In the context of the migratory and refugee phenomenon, it is crucial to explore the ways in which culture and the arts can help to bring individuals and people together, increase their participation in cultural and societal life, as well as to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity.

Innovation

The Art Hubs for Youth (ABT)  project aims at combatting inequality, intolerance and injustice, as well as promoting intercultural dialogue through the establishment of Art Hubs for young people from migrant and non-migrant backgrounds, utilizing the unique ability of the Arts to transcend social barriers.

Action

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

Special emphasis will be given on how to use different methods to promote creative intercultural dialogue between people and within people with diverse ethnic backgrounds and what is the role of arts in this process.

At this stage, the artists (i.e. trained youths from migrant background 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, to be heard, to express their own reality and understand the reality of others.

The theme of the Virtual Art Platform would be no other than “We and They: United by Diversity”. The artists will digitally display their work in a well 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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