Social inclusion through arts on the Slovenian coast
On November 22nd, 2019 DRPDNM organized a local activity on the Slovenian coast within the IMPACT project. The beneficiaries of the workshop were children with fewer opportunities, most of whom (not all) had a foreign background.
The objective of the workshop was to improve social inclusion by using art and different methodologies of social rapprochement and confidence building. To encourage creative expression, the trainers used the power of music, creative props and gymnastic dance ribbons that led to a lovely performance act.
The main goal was to create a simple composite art performance. With a four-hour workshop, the participants got to know one another, built reciprocal trust and opened up enough to collaborate. In this way the first, basic step was taken, followed by building further confidence and creativity.
To evaluate the activity, the method of pop-up slips was used where the participants glued the slips on the board under the words: great, medium and bad.
The main goal of “IMPACT – Inclusion Matters! using Performing Arts towards Cohesion and Tolerance” is fostering social inclusion by developing art strategies, techniques and methodologies which target refugees and citizens at local level.
The IMPACT project is implemented by VIFIN – Videnscenter for Integration in cooperation with ALDA, La Piccionaia – Centre for theatre production, LDA Montenegro, LDA Mostar, Coalition of youth organizations SEGA, Association for Developing Voluntary Work Novo Mesto (DRPDNM) and Urban Development Center, and it is supported by the Erasmus + program of the European Union.