The art of creation lies in the gift of perceiving the particular and generalizing it, thus creating the particular again. It is therefore a powerful transforming force and a generator of creative solutions in relation to a given problem. It is the currency of human exchanges, which enables the sharing of states of the soul and conscience, and the discovery of new fields of experience.
4 European artistic organizations based in Hungary (MUS-E Hungary), Italy (Big Sur), Portugal (HANGAR) and Belgium (International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation) join their forces to launch a training program based on co-creation and dedicated to the inclusion of young artists from cultural minorities and migrant backgrounds.
Through this project, creation is shared! We place co-creation at the centre of this project and we use the arts as a powerful lever for creating social bonds between individuals. Our main objective is to involve local European communities with newcomers around a common artistic project. Sharing experiences, create and achieve something together are the solutions UCREATE is implementing for the social integration of newcomers in Europe. This would set the premises of a feeling of belonging. In each country, one artistic discipline will be in the spotlight: music in Belgium, art education in Hungary, visual arts in Portugal and cinema in Italy!
In addition to propose solutions for the inclusion of audiences, UCREATE is a training programme for young artists, a research around co-creation, and an artistic research of the multiple facets of what Europe is today and how we envisage its future in 4 European countries. What is the perception of Europe when you live in Lisbon and you are a young artist from an African Diaspora, what is the emotion perceived by the citizens of Lecce co-creating with young migrants living there for a very short period of time, what is home for the Roma community living in Hungary? These are some of the questions that UCREATE will intend to answer artistically and in co-creation.