KA2 Youth INN. “Thearthee”

KA2 Youth INN. “Thearthee”

“TheArThee” (TAT) will explore the inclusive potential of theatre and performing arts as a methodology to create opportunity, learn new skills, enhance communication and dispel prejudice against young people facing social exclusion. This will be achieved by sharing of best practise and skills exchange from cross sector organisations working in the field of youth empowerment and alternative learning. The project will explore how theatre can be used as a tool to bring elements of society together to empower young people regardless of class, race, gender and perceived disabilities and abilities. The project complements the focus on youth exclusion with additional attention to physical and cognitive impairment. TAT deploys an intervention on the skills-related and emotional dimension of excluded young people’s plight through exploring the educational, integrational and creative dimension of devised theatre. Devised theatre is conceived as an original approach to the theatrical production entailing a peer-to-peer process of co-operation between a group of co-creators in the achievement of a final artistic product. The non-hierarchical nature of the co-creation process is designed to give each individual voice a determining role over the final outcome of the process, thereby ensuring the full ownership of the creative process by each individual co-creator.
Objectives/Goals:
• Reduce social exclusion of disadvantaged youth by creating and piloting a format for educational offer targeted at youth operators and organizations for the development of their capacities in employing devised theatre, co-creation and peer-interaction;
• Contribute to the guidance and methodological support to operators in the implementation of co-creation programmes in devised theatre targeted at excluded youths by published materials;
• Promote the innovative educational format of devised theatre, co-creation and peer-interaction Target group TAT is addressed to an audience of direct targets and indirect targets.
TAT will deliver on the following results:
1- Identification of needs and barriers faced by excluded youths in devised theatre and mapping of existing good practices through a transnational research.
2- Format targeted at youth operators and organizations for the development of their capacities in employing devised theatre as the cornerstone of a customized educational offer for the empowerment of excluded youths through co-creation and peer interaction with mainstream youth in devised theatre.
3- Published materials providing guidance and methodological support to operators.