About the Project

ARTivistic comes from a combination of Activistic and Art. Activistic defined as a person who disposed to take an action or effectuate change. Thus, our project wants to effectuate a change by qualifying youth workers as artivists and change-makers to work with the young people to address the social issues that society faces today. To do so and to boost creativity, we wanted to use the methodology of divergent thinking which promotes and uses the methodology of thinking basically out of the box as the creativity needs. The project

will address the issues, by using art tools and divergent thinking methodology during its process. During the project cycle, we will address four main topics ( social peace, poverty, unemployment and domestic violence ) become more visible during Covid-19 by using art and divergent thinking methodology.

The main aim of the project is increasing awareness by addressing the cross-cutting issues such as social peace, poverty, unemployment, domestic violence raised during the Covid- 19 through art and creativity. The project directly works with young people and youth workers who are involved in art. The training activity will increase the skills and knowledge of the youth workers working in the field of art and qualify them to work with young people in their own communities.

The specific objectives of the project:

  • To qualify youth workers with the tools of art and divergent thinking methodology and make them change-makers within their communities to create awareness
  • To create an awareness among young people about the issues of EU during the Covid-19
  • To mainstream the usage of art as a tool of expression among young people
  • To create a toolbox for youth workers to use divergent thinking methodology in the art to address the social issues

The project activities will consists of the following :

  1. Kick-Off in Turkey in October 2021 in Turkey
  2. Development of ARTivistic Toolbox – Methods and Open Space for Art
  3. Mid-Term Meeting in Portugal in February 2022
  4. ARTivistic Training for Youth Workers in Spain in April 2022
  5. Multiplier Events ( ARTivistic Workshops in Each Country ) between April 2022 – June 2022
  6. International ARTivistic Festival in Spain in July 2022
  7. Evaluation Meeting in Iceland in August 2022

The project activities will be based on non-formal education methodology and divergent thinking methodology in its activities.We will plan and implement the activities in collective manner with the task division between the partners concerning the strengths and weakness of the each partner organization.

The participants of the project activities will be the young artists, art professionals and youth work practitioners working in the field of culture and arts.  As a result of the project, ARTivistic Toolbox – Methods and Open Space for Art will be designed and developed in 4 months. It will be a collective development process by analysing the social issues ( Social Peace Poverty, Unemployment, Domestic Violence ) raised and become more visible during Covid-19 times and developing innovative art tools by using OutDoor Graffiti (Ireland) ,Video / Short-Movie (Portugal), Theatre and Plastic Arts (Spain), Plastic Arts & Painting (Turkey ) to increase awareness and mainstream the art among the young people.

Furthermore, as a result of the project 150 people will be qualified with their involvement to the training, international festival and national workshops. They will gain skills and knowledge on the implementation of the artistic tools to address the social issues and they will gain experience on this regard. The capacities of the organizations involved in the project will increase and they will involve in another projects in international contexts and will widen their perspectives.

The project will contribute to usage of art as a form of expression and as a tool for solution and mainstream the artistic approaches in the field of youth in long run. We expect that the project will create a national and international wide impact on the usage of art tools and implementation of artistic activities with the young people and will create an awareness on the social issues that EU faces during the Covid-19 times. Lastly, the International Art Festival that we will do in Alcala la Real will create an impact on the local population in a significant manner as Alcala la Real has never hosted an international level in this scale and it will create an impact on the local population about the other cultures, art and Erasmus+ programme.