Partner: Cre-Arte –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Argentina –  Place: San Carlos de Bariloche –  Year: 2012-2017 –  Project Status: Concluded –  Type: Partnership with AMG

THE PROJECT IN SUMMARY

Professional artistic training for youths with mental, sensory and motor disorders through Plastic Art workshops at the Cre-Arte Educational and Cultural Centre located in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina).

THE PROJECT IN DETAIL

Objectives

Professional artistic training for youths with mental, sensory and motor disorders through Plastic Art workshops at the Cre-Arte Educational and Cultural Centre located in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina).

Beneficiairies

Approximately 65 artists between the ages of 16 and 40 with mental, sensory and motor disorders living in poverty in the slums of San Carlos de Bariloche.

Activities

Cre-Arte Educational and Cultural Centre offers art activities for people with disabilities aged 16 and over. It implements a program of non-formal education that distinguishes, strengthens and enhances the various skills and abilities of people with disorders. Cre-Arte presents art as a transformative potential for human development; artistic activities offer the opportunity to develop skills that, in turn, strengthen self-esteem and re-evaluate the person for better social integration. The art is thus transformed into a place where the disabled people acquire voice, get social legitimacy and define their identity, strengthening their self-esteem.

In 2012 and 2013, Alta Mane supported the laboratories of Percussion and Murga, a typical Argentinian artistic expression linked to the carnival.

In 2014, the project involved the construction of monthly workshops of Dance-Theatre, Music and Percussion, Costume and Set Design during which the beneficiaries  worked on the creation of a real show stage presented to the public in San Carlos de Bariloche and in other cities or countries. Participation in local events and tours allows the young beneficiaries to grow artistically and to recognize themselves as “artists”, with strong identification value and dignity.

From 2015, the project involves the realization of laboratories of plastic art, murals, batik, ceramics, design, literature, sculpture, dance and theatre and a laboratory of civic education offered to all participants. During the workshops, Cre-Arte promotes ownership and empowerment of people with disabilities on their rights. The project also includes the systematization of the work of Cre-Arte with a final publication, to disseminate and share with other interested organizations.

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