Partner: Atelier dell'Errore –  Sector: Awareness raising  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Reggio Emilia and Turin –  Year: 2020 and 2018 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


The diffusion of theatrical performances realized with the youth of the Atelier, along with the creation of a video-trailer to present the project, made by the young participants.



To enable the youth participating in the Atelier dell’Errore BIG to take their visual/theatrical performances to some important Italian theatres in connection with national festivals.

To offer the youth of the Atelier and their families an opportunity for social inclusion, regeneration, gratification and motivation.


Approximately 6 youths certified by the Children’s Neuropsychiatry Department, between the ages of 17 and 22, recipients of the AUSL services in Reggio Emilia and the Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo.

The project also involves minors from the Children’s Neuropsychiatry wards in Reggio Emilia and Bergamo along with the families of all the children.


A continuation of the “Piccola Liturgia Errante” theatrical tour, already successfully performed at various well-known national festivals, and the realization of a video-trailer presenting the project, created by the young participants.

The Atelier dell’Errore BIG is not just a visual arts workshop and a valid complement to the clinical activities undertaken by the Children’s Neuropsychiatry Unit, but also a “work of relational art”, which is why they participate in many cultural events in Italy and abroad (the Triennale of Milan/Teatro dell’Arte, European Photography Festival, Arte Sella with Mario Brunello, Festival della Mente of Sarzana, Auditorium Lo Squero of Venice for the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Scarabocchi Festival of Novara, LEI Festival in Cagliari and many others). The youth of the Atelier dell’Errore express themselves every year via installations and drawings but also through performances, experimenting in other artistic languages such as video and theatre, which have become nearly essential means of expression for them.

Theatre and performance represent pedagogical and educational activities of the highest quality, which engender great enthusiasm and strong participation from the children and their families, generating a virtuous circle that affects all the youth of the Atelier dell’Errore project. The performance consists of a theatrical-video reading and a kind of self-presentation of the Atelier in theatrical form.

In 2020, the youth of the Atelier also experimented with a new artistic language: cinema. Volunteering as actors, scenography assistants and editors, this year they also created a video-trailer that shows the Atelier experience directly through the voice and eyes of the youth involved.