Partner: Escuela de la Comedia y el Mimo –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Nicaragua –  Place: Granada –  Year: 2016-2017 –  Project Status: Concluded –  Type: Partnership with AMG

THE PROJECT IN SUMMARY

Artistic activities aimed at the development of skills for children in the marginalized areas of Nicaragua

THE PROJECT IN DETAIL

Objectives

Contribute to the reinforcement and diffusion of artistic expression – visual, body and plastic arts – as an integral part of the education of children and youth in the public schools of Granada, using art as a bridge for the social transformation of the participants.

Beneficiairies

About 60 children and young people from less privileged areas of the city of Granada. 20 young people trained in social circus.

Activities

The Escuela de Comedia y Mimo began socio-artistic activities in 2001 in Granada with ten children and youths from the disadvantaged neighborhoods of the city, providing training in theatre, mime, clownery, the circus arts, dance and artisanal skills.

This project, supported by AMI, aims to make the Escuela de Comedia y Mimo a sustainable community artistic-social space where activities aimed at the development and strengthening of skills for children and youth in the marginalized areas of Granada are available on a daily basis. The project foresees training 20 youths in the circus arts, also with international artists, in order to make them promoters of the Escuela de Comedia y Mimo who guarantee the future sustainability of the school. These 20 youths keep the Casa de la Botellas, headquarters of the Escuela, open every day for four hours (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening), offering children and youth in the community workshops in the circus arts, acrobatics, dance, theatre, artisanal skills and literature as well as computer courses and English.

In 2016, AMI supported circus workshops in two elementary school classes in Granada (approximately 250 beneficiaries) located in the less privileged areas of the city in order to support artistic expression in elementary schools and in the community – a fundamental element in the personal growth of human beings – in order to develop individual abilities, broaden knowledge and improve critical sensibility.

From 2010 to 2014, AMG contributed to the growth of the Escuela de Comedia y Mimo by supporting its Swiss partner, EEF. In 2010 it also supported the first edition of the Berrinche Ambiental Festival, that gathered more than 300 street artists from various countries of the American continent.

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