Euroculture en Pays Gentiane is a cultural association born in 2001 in Haute-Auvergne to open up rural and mountain areas to the diversity of the world to become spaces connected to flows and exchanges of ideas and territories of contribution in a multicultural world. It is also come from the desire to offer civic experiences of immersion in youth exchanges, in plural workshops / learning that focus on the personal construction of poeple using the resources and methods of non-formal education and artistic practices as tools for dialogue between cultures and people, social inclusion. Initiatives aimed at the development of everyone, the achievment of skills, knowledges.Our association, whose name is meanfull (the gentiane mountain plant whose deep roots have been used for centuries and our European commitment referring to the motto Unity in Diversity), has 5 permanent employees and many socio-educational or artistic animators (more than 20 hired each year for missions ranging from 1 to 9 months) and more than 20 volunteers (activities related to the Centre d’Accueil et d’Orientation pour réfugiés/demandeurs d’asile de Champagnac (15) and with the associations Le Moulin vert et Ecume des arts with we develop mixed activities for young people with disabilities). Our activities aim to mix beneficiary and inform a wide audience through programmation, cultural season that takes place in the North of the Cantal and the South of the Puy-de-Dôme (on the scale of the Parc des Volcans d’Auvergne). Thanks to our rare skills in a rural mountain area, in terms of project management, pedagogical approach and innovative methods, capacities to mobilize external resources, we are recognized regionally, nationally and sustainably mobilized among residents, associations and political actors.
Associació Juvenil Pirineus Creatius is a cultural youth organisation from the heart of Catalan Pyrenees. It was established in 2015 and since then coordinated and implemented a numerous amount of educational programmes using art as a tool for inclusion. Pirineus Creatius runs year long drama programme ‘Teatralitza’t’ for young people and adults. They produce shows and stage performances, organise music concerts, youth festivals and host international
The Instituto Artene is linked to the exceptional international career of the composer César Tort (1928-2015), a great teacher and specialist in the development of music for children and young adults. He has worked for the Mexican State for many years and in 1975 he took over the direction of Popular Cultures and experimented with a new public and playful musical method that would be developed in 16 states to train 120 teachers and 200,000 young people.His method considers music to be an essential dimension of youth development and includes all the resources of juvenile cultures and national folklore. In 1976, on this basis, he created the Instituto Artene (Pedagogical Centre for Juvenile Music) where he taught himself for 35 years in parallel with his career as a composer. In 1988, he was Director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean of the International Society for Music Education (ISME), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.The method developed is divided into several specific musical programmes for: young children for early learning, using percussion and many instruments; for adolescents and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds and, finally, for young people with disabilities for tailor-made access to musical practices as a tool for personal development and social inclusion. The Instituto Artene’s methods are multiple and flexible to adapt to the very general public and make music a facilitator of young people’s sensory and intellectual development and by building bridges betwenn non-formal methods and formal educational sector. These methods are internationally recognized (Latin, Central and North America, Australia and New Zealand) but few in Europe, with the exception of a few experiments in England and Serbia.
KwaMashu School of Dance Theatre is acknowledged as KwaMashu’s leading contemporary Dance Theatre Company. It is renowned locally and internationally as a company that influences and preserves the arts through the youth development, choreography and dance performance in KwaZulu Natal.
Arka Art Trust a non-profit organisation was founded by artists Anand Prabhudesai, Nilesh Kinkale & Ratnadeep Adivrekar in the year 2011. The trust now has more than 50 artists and 200 volunteers as their team. The main goal of this organisation is to create awareness of art through public art events, bridging the gap between working Artist and Students of Art & providing a platform for the interaction of Art. It strives to play a pivotal archivist role in developing and sustaining a critical and cultural dialogue in art history. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of the visual arts by creating events, events, exchanges and workshops, in order to reduce the distance that exists today in India between the arts and youth for the development of sustainable intercultural dialogue. Since 2011, the various events organized have brought together tens of thousands of people connecting artists and young people with participatory workshops and exhibitions around painters, sculptors, Indian filmmakers and other parts of the world. Arka Art Trust’s aim is to push back the usual limits and invent new creative spaces open to all and events to broaden the spectrum of partners and audiences. The objectives are thus to promote the diversity of heritage and to bring together visual arts and artists so that they contribute to social and societal transformations by creating bridges between the visual arts and the youth and education sectors. Particularly young and dynamic since its creation, Arka wants to inspire and liberate new generations.