TheArThee - 2019-1-UK01-KA205-061358

Project Coordinator: Chickenshed Theatre – United Kingdom

Parteners:

1. Intercultural Youth Dialogue Association-Germany; 

2. EURO-NET- Italy; 

3. MOBILIZING EXPERTISE AB- Sweden; 

4. MV INTERNATIONAL- Italy; 

5. County Limerick Youth Theatre – Ireland 

6. Social Hub – Bulgaria.

This project is meant (TAT) to explore the inclusive potential of theatre and performing arts as a methodology to create opportunity, learn new skills, enhance communication and dispel prejudice against young people facing social exclusion. This will be achieved by sharing of best practise and skills exchange from cross sector organisations working in the field of youth empowerment and alternative learning. The project will explore how theatre can be used as a tool to bring elements of society together to empower young people regardless of class, race, gender and perceived disabilities and abilities. The project complements the focus on youth exclusion with additional attention to physical and cognitive impairment. TAT deploys an intervention on the skills-related and emotional dimension of excluded young people’s plight through exploring the educational, integrational and creative dimension of devised theatre.
Devised theatre is conceived as an original approach to the theatrical production entailing a peer-to-peer process of co-operation between a group of co-creators in the achievement of a final artistic product. The non-hierarchical nature of the co-creation process is designed to give each individual voice a determining role over the final outcome of the process, thereby ensuring the full ownership of the creative process by each individual co-creator.
Target group TAT is addressed to an audience of direct targets and indirect targets:
• Disadvantaged young people aged 18-25 coming from marginalized urban and rural communities.
• Educators/trainers in the youth field providing or interested in developing their understanding of social inclusion
• Entities with outreach to the targeted youth categories (NGOs, cultural businesses and associations, Arts centres/groups, Organizations/public agencies providing services for excluded young people).
TheArThee will organize a Training Course for youth workers/Trainers from partner organizations aged 21+ interested in developing competences and professional capacities to engage young people facing exclusion (including youngsters with physical/slight cognitive disability) in educational programmes of empowerment through co-creation and interaction with mainstream youth peers based on Devised Theater.
Start Date 26th September 2019

London Kick of Meeting

During 26-27 of September 2019 we were present at the Kick Off Meeting of the KA2 TheArtThe in London at Theatre Center CHICKENSHED. Chickenshed is a theatre company that brings people together of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change. We started 2 years of project where we are producing Research intellectual Outputs on Educational Methodologies of Inclusion through Theatre and Art.