Art 4 Us

June 03, 2020

ART4US aims to the provision of mental health-informed and inclusive youth work practices with the interdisciplinary collaboration organizations and professionals and to promote mental health and inclusion of young people through the use of creative/artistic approaches. ART4US objectives are to:

i) foster the capacity building of youth workers through exchange of knowledge and development of innovative practice-based methodologies in order to promote positive mental health and inclusion

ii) reach-out and empower young people with mixed-abilities (incl. disabilities/special needs)

iii) promote positive mental health and inclusion for young people using participatory art approaches and creative media

iv) support youth in acquiring digital and art skills and key competences that foster their personal and professional development and transition in the labour market

v) empower young people in overcoming disparities, building their confidence and consequently be active members

vi) raise awareness regarding mental health and wellbeing of young people, with young people, in local, national and European levels

vii) fight against stigma, racism, bullying and intolerance of difference and promote intercultural dialogue

viii) facilitate cooperation and networking and promote better communication with the wider community in local, regional, national and EU levels

ix) develop youth work methods with an opportunity to influence local, national, EU youth practice and policies and address current training needs The project targets directly a) youth workers/art facilitators and b) young people (mixed-abilities, NEETS, young people with fewer opportunities). Moreover, the project indirectly targets stakeholders, policy-makers in the field of youth, interdisciplinary organizations and professionals working with young people and the general public that will be addressed through the dissemination events.

The Partnership

Τhe participating countries and partner organizations are: SAFE Regeneration Ltd. United Kingdom, Point Europa Ltd United Kingdom, Social Youth Development Greece, SMASHING TIMES THEATRE COMPANY ireland, Inthecity Project Development Netherlands, FUNDACION INTRAS Spain and DK-BEL France.


Full Title: Youth Actors for Inclusion through Participatory ARTS

Start: 1/9/2019

Finish: 31/08/2021

Programme: KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Sub-programme: KA205 – Strategic Partnerships for youth