KA2 – Strategic Partnership in adult education
Art Against : artistic mediation in social work and social mediation in artistic work
The principal objective of the project « Art Against » is to facilitate the access of vulnerable people to the cultural sector in all its components and artistic, technical or managerial professions.
This transnational cooperation between Caisa (Fi), Piranha Arts (DE) and Samba Résille (FR) was created from a shared diagnostic of singular and specific experiences of each partner regarding the creative field, led among the vulnerable audiences, and from different researches and studies on the subject of social inclusion through arts. This diagnostic showed the similarity of the partner’s contexts, rich in terms of cultural diversity and intense in terms of creative emulation, and stimulated the common desire to deal with the artistic mediation in social work and with the social mediation in artistic work as central theme of this exchange project of good practices.
Fitting the « Equity and Inclusion » European strategy and the social part of the New European Agenda for Culture proposing to « harness the power of culture and cultural diversity for social cohesion and wellbeing », this project aims at deconstructing the usual approaches on securities / vulnerabilities and on inclusion / equity by organizing joint events of staff training and wants the participants to live a positive experience favorable to disseminate good practices and results to the direct targeted audience of 458 people among the staff of partners, and to the indirect targeted audience of 19 302 people among the learners and institutional, cultural and social networks.
This program of activities leans on an educational approach, giving space to creativity and adapted to the needs of the participants, around 3 subjects: « Art and social mediation », « Securities VS vulnerabilities » and « The mobility of vulnerable artists and their works ». It targets the acquisition of transferable competences allowing a better knowledge of vulnerable situations of the targeted audiences, an increase of empathic listening, a bigger creativity in the adaptation of resources, a better organization of mediation approaches and a better evaluation of efficiency.
The Piranha Arts (PA) tree has six dynamic branches. As a music publisher with its own label, Piranha Arts have been carrying new sounds and artists from all countries via Kreuzberg, Berlin to the entire world ever since. In Berlin, Piranha Arts initiated trailblazing festivals such as HeimatKlänge, Bands United, Fête de la Musique, C3 – Club Contemporary Classical and The Nights of Ramadan. With changing locations and partners, Piranha Arts organise the leading branch events WOMEX – the World Music Expo and Classical:NEXT. PA entertain international partnerships and – with Piranha Arts Consultancy – work with professional conferences and network initiatives on four continents. Whether it is with events or the global sounds of Piranha Records – PA campaign for cultural diversity in Berlin and everywhere around the globe. Music means the world to us! This is why PA engaged with Berlin’s street festival and parade Karneval der Kulturen right from the start: as musicians, in the jury, with record releases and with the after-parade party “Long Night of Soundsystems”… Since its 2016 edition, Piranha Arts has been the producer of the million-strong Karneval der Kulturen.
Piranha Arts stays in flux and is always open for more. PA stay active at the borders: between music and tech, by research & development, between music and audiovisual, with international film projects and programs.