Art Is My Weapon

About Art Is My Weapon

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the cultural and creative sectors particularly hard. These sectors stimulate innovation, as well as have various positive social impacts, such as in well-being and health, education, inclusion, urban regeneration, between others. The lockdown and social distancing measures have made evident the importance of arts and culture for people’s mental well-being and this recognition provides a new opportunity to capitalize on the role of arts and culture in the face of the Covid-19 emergency. Thus, the main aim of Art is My Open project is to equip young people and youth workers with the necessary tools and competencies needed in order for them to use their art skills through painting murals addressing solidarity, unity, inclusion and equity as European values of crucial importance in the face of Covid-19 emergency.

Methodology of the Art is my Weapon Project:

The ‘Art Is My Weapon’ project consists of 2 main mobilities. Non-formal methods related to art and creativity were developed by youth workers in the Training Course implemented in December 2021, which were part of a digital Toolkit. Now, these methods will be implemented during:

  • A Youth Exchange in Struga, North Macedonia
  • Video tutorials will be created showcasing the implementation of the creative methods part of the Toolkit. 

Also, the participants will get together to plan, design and paint murals on a big wall in Struga, as well as design and plan the upcoming activities in their local communities. The selected participants will paint a bif wall which is part of a football field in Struga, and they will actively contribute to the execution of the final product – graffiti & murals painted on the wall.

Check here the images of this Youth Exhange

Funding programme: Erasmus + Youth Exchange
Project Reference – 2020-1-UK01-KA227-YOU-094444
Period – 06/05/2022 to 14/05/2022
Partners listed:
Coordinator – Youth Work Alliance UK – United Kingdom
Beneficiary – Youth Council Next Generation – North Macedonia
Beneficiary – Youth Season Association – Turkey
Beneficiary – ZdruzenjeEpeka– Slovenia
Beneficiary – Associação My Madeira Island – Portugal
Beneficiary – Asociacion Cultural Y Deportiva LAHOYA – Spain
Beneficiary – Kinetic Analysis – The Netherlands 

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