International art workshop - public presentation o.. (LIM-II)
International art workshop - public presentation of LIM method
Start date: Jan 31, 2012,
End date: May 30, 2013
Ensuring equal opportunities for the underprivileged population in crossborder area - Serbia and Hungary. Specific objectives: Presentations of the innovative method, set up by us, in the field of Intercultural Dialogue in 8 towns of Serbia and Hungary. Our previous joint project (LIM), where we connected 5 art sectors with 5 social issues and workshops led by artists and art teachers, our target group made up a completely new term to put together, where the non-verbal communication is the basis for intercultural dialogue but also the art of expression. This method will be extended to form, via fairs and public workshops. Direct target group: representatives of cultural and educational institutions and NGO of 8 cities of Serbia and Hungary,who are open to use and expand the innovative methods of intercultural dialogue, in centers of culture and also in the rural environment. Achievements: The basis of this project was the successful LIM method which had a very impressive result in the project partners previous joint project (HUSRB/0901/222/165). The essence of this method is that the participants become familiar with social issues with the help of the areas of art (music, dance, theatre, film and photography, and visual arts). It is not just a simple learning method, but an interactive, experience-centred approach. The synergy of the areas of art and social issues provides the effectiveness of the programme. The project partners presented their innovative method in eight towns in Serbia and Hungary. They organised a series of forums, round-tables and discussions about contemporary interculturalism and nationalism, tolerance and exclusion, racism and people with disabilities from the point of view of young people and the effects of social issues on the younger generation. They also presented the LIM method to NGOs, representatives of educational institutions and the general public through talks, a film screening and an art exhibition. The professional activities were complemented by exhibitions, street flash mobs about related subjects, free discussions and cultural shows. The participants of these programmes not only learnt about or became familiar with the selected topics, but through participation in creation of the artistic works they experienced them. It resulted in increased sensitivity, empathy and understanding for minority and vulnerable groups. This project had a direct effect on the participants and also indirectly affected the whole community. The methods of intercultural dialogue and the sense of tolerance which they picked up help them in their everyday lives, strengthen cooperation in the border region, and in the long-term the project has improved the living conditions for minority groups.
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