The first edition of the Kaleidoscope project took place in 2013 (more information: HERE ). It’s 2015 and it is time for a relaunch. This year we are going to learn how to animate city spaces and discover the arcane street-art-based methods of working with youth. The entire endeavour is a result of cooperation between four bodies (see: PARTNERS) focused on the preparation of the application, which has eventually been granted funding by the Erasmus Plus Programme.
STAGES OF THE PROJECT:
I – PREPARATION OF THE TRAINING COURSE AND COOPERATION WITHIN NATIONAL TEAMS
Bodies from Poland, Iceland, Malta, and Romania shall each delegate 6 people who are active, motivated, eager to gain new experience and acquire competence, and who work with youth on a daily basis. In this stage, the participants shall be preparing their journey to Lublin and gathering information on street art in their countries.
II – TRAINING COURSE IN LUBLIN
A group of 24 people shall meet in Lublin for a one-week-long training session which is intended to prepare the participants to create their own installation art in their communities. We have arranged training in working with youth and conducting sociological research, as well as time for the participants to create installation art and place it in the space of Lublin.
III – POST-TRAINING
The participants shall be asked to use the experience gained in the training course to conduct, together with the local youth, a survey in their community on public spaces and the possibility to shape it in accordance with the needs of the inhabitants. Their next task will be to use the information gathered in the survey to create their own installation art and place it in their own spaces. The project shall end with the participants gathering feedback from the local community on newly-created art and uploading a photo coverage of the process of creating installation art on a dedicated website. The quality and function of the art pieces, as well as the quality of the cooperation with youth, shall be proof of the experience gained during workshops and to what degree is this knowledge useful. The local actions of the participants shall pivot on action plans drawn up in the final days of the training course.
IV – PUBLICATION OF THE RESULTS
At the end of the project, a publication shall be created, which shall include information on street art in each of the participating countries, information on the training course itself, and photographs depicting participants at work.