Newcomer/refugee artists collaborate with partners from the socio-cultural sector and engage in a process of artistic co-creation with the local community. A colourful mix of projects will arise in the 3 regions with the notion of “HOMELANDS” as a common thread: an artistic research on what it means to feel at home, to belong to a place, a city or a community.
The Homelands project promotes social inclusion by creating a sustainable dialogue between Belgian citizens and newcomers/refugees through one of the most powerful tools of each culture: ART.
Throughout the project, the artists and their partners will receive intensive training and advice from the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation’s Artist Ambassadors and experts.
Our mission: to give newcomer/refugee artists the opportunity to take their place as artists in society, to co-create and share their knowledge with the host community and to become the intercultural mediators of tomorrow.
The project is aimed at a much wider audience than the artists directly involved in the project, and reaches out to very diverse groups in society, including newcomers, refugees and young people with an immigrant background. In this way, we hope to foster a sense of empowerment and belonging for these artists and create a tangible benefit for the community.
“Homelands, places of belonging” is a long-term project that will be implemented over several editions.
CAPACITARTE is a training project for professionals in the artistic-pedagogical world that allows them to extend and develop their skills in non-formal methodologies active from art, creativity and culture.
The priorities of the project are:
Extending and developing the competencies of educators
Detecting successful educational actions at European level in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion, and training for the creation of a practical methodology, based on successful actions, which will be effective for its subsequent application in teachers, management teams and AMPAS of schools with a growing complexity and diversity of their classrooms.
CAPACITARTE is an Erasmus+project led by the Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España.
Homelands is spreading outside Belgium and it’s only just beginning.
The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, as partner of the CAPACITARTE project, has suggested to share the best practices and experiences of Homelands, places of belonging at the European level. In September, Timur Magomedgadzhiev (artist of the Homelands project) will act as trainer in the CAPACITARTE project in Madrid for the first training session. He will be accompanied by Sergio Roberto Gratteri (Homelands artistic director) who will present the Homelands methodolody.
In addition, CAPACITARTE also shed light on the work done by the Homelands artists during the confinement period and especially on the video made by Leandro Ramírez and his partner Jerome Mardaga.