Training Course: Follow the Impulse of Your Inner Artist
Dates: 6-14 May 2019
Venue: Hollókő, Hungary
Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic
Application deadline: 23rd March 2019
The aim 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.
Artistic forms of expression are significant in the field of non-formal education and youth work. First, art has a huge potential for self-development. Different artistic methods are powerful as they open a space for self-exploration and self-discovery.
They support individuals to connect themselves 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.
Second, artistic methods are very useful tools to work with various topics and different target groups. Third, artistic methods have the potential to create an environment that is joyful, playful and safe for improvisation and learning. Individuals can explore, learn and experience in a not formalized, restricted way that will open a different image of arts that is not academic, but more authentic, that connect us to our self and touches from the heart.
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.
-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/foster self-confidence and release the creativity
-To reflect on their own learning as 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 artistic activities
-To create a network for sustainability of the idea by cooperating and creating new projects
It will consist of three phases.
First phase will focus on learning and experiencing artistic methods and developing their improvisational skills that will guide them to reflect on their personal and professional development as well as developing their idea(s) for the online learning or local community work.
The second phase will be the online/practice phase, when each participant or group of participants will implement their ideas on the theme.
The last phase of the training underlines the importance of reconnecting with the group, sharing experience, going deeper into artistic methods and youth work as well as having a space to design and implement group activities while reflecting on their identity as a trainer, facilitator and youth workers.
Theatre, dance and movement, music, painting, voice.
-Trainers, facilitators in youth work
-Youth workers, youth leaders or volunteers involved in work with young people
-Being interest in learning how to use artistic tools as working methods with their target group
-Being available for the whole duration of the training (two training activities and online phase)
-Having interest in developing international cooperation and projects within Erasmus+
-Ability to communicate in English
It is necessary to participate on both training courses. The 2nd one will be 11-19 July 2019 at Olde Vechte Foundation (Ommen, the Netherlands). Both dates include the travelling days.
The preparation tasks for this training use creative expression in visual arts, can be done in a short time and are necessary to accomplish.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
The hosting organization will organise the accommodation and will cover the costs for accommodation and food.
Czech Republic and Slovakia: max. 180€ / person
There will be 50 euros participation contribution/per participant/per activity payed to the Egyesek Youth Association.