Training Course: Follow the impulse of your inner artist
Dates: 7 May – 17 July 2019
Venue: Hungary, Netherlands
Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic
Application deadline: 20nd March 2019
The aim of the long-term TC is to introduce improvisational methods in youth work and to combine them with artistic activities to improve group learning processes.
In the field of non-formal education and youth work, artistic forms of expression are significant for several reasons. Art has a huge potential for self-development and different artistic methods are powerful in self-exploration and self-discovery.
They support us to connect with ourselves and with others. When we create, we express more than we are aware of. It is about our inner world, our inner child that very often is forgotten because of social and cultural constructs.
Artistic methods are very useful tools to work with various topics and different target groups and have the potential to create an environment that is joyful, playful and safe for improvisation and learning. We can explore, learn and experience in a more authentic way.
The project focuses on improving group learning processes by applying improvisational and artistic methods to welcome mistakes with a positive attitude, strengthen self-confidence and free creativity. Holistic approach to learning will be used combining different elements of arts such as movement, drawing, music, visuals, and theatre. We will have the opportunity to work with our inner dancer, painter, musician, performer and storyteller.
The aim of this long-term training course is to empower those who work with groups of young people to be confident and free in experiencing and using improvisational and artistic methods as a tool for personal and professional development in youth work, training and facilitation.
To achieve this we set up the following objectives:
– to rediscover improvisation skills of youth workers/educators/trainers through artistic methods (theatre, dance, music, painting);
– to learn and experience how to use artistic methods while working with young people to improve and foster self-confidence and release their creativity;
– to reflect on their artistic learning as a youth worker through the experience of artistic methods (connection to the inner artist);
– to create a space for the participants to design, implement and evaluate experimental learning activities;
– to create a network for sustainability of the idea by cooperating and creating new projects.
The long-term training course includes 2 activities, one in Hungary (7- 14 May 2019), and one in the Netherlands (10 – 17 July 2019).
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered, by the hosting organisation
The travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards as it follows:
Activity 1 (Hungary)
- 275,00€/person for participants from Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland
- 180,00€/person for participants from Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia;
- 20,00€/person for participants from Hungary.
Activity 2 (Netherlands)
- 360,00€/person for participants from Greece,
- 275,00€/person for participants from Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Croatia;
- 20,00€/person for participants from the Netherlands
There is a participation contribution of 100€ / participant.