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The aim of the project is to help young people with fewer opportunities find refuge and resilience in the arts.


The arts can give people a voice and the power to face and resolve problems. Art has the power to bring communities closer, reveal stress, and help those in crucial positions such as youth with fewer opportunities to recover faster through the tough times. Art can be a refuge for many young people with fewer opportunities and help them cope with stress levels, anxiety, improve their mental well-being. Art is used as
a “tool” in youth work often for reflection purposes, self-expression, or measuring learning outcomes in an expressive way. With the project, we wish to build a bridge 
between the currently most vulnerable target group youth (indirectly youth sector) and the sector that provides the most inspiration for resilience (art and culture sector).

Our needs for carrying out this project are:

● to learn more about how to use art in youth work to a highest extent (especially marginalized youth to give them a voice),
● to learn in practical ways how to set up workspaces, materials, and exhibitions of results well working with young people with fewer opportunities
● to leave a greater impact on the community by fostering artistic results of young people by exhibiting them with the help of cultural institutions.


Coordinator: ASPIRA INSTITUTE, Slovenia
Asociatia "Centrul pentru Dezvoltarea Instrumentelor Structurale" - România
Udruzenje Forum civilne akcije FORCA - Serbia
InterAktion - Verein für ein interkulturelles Zusammenleben - Austria
Den Selvejende Institution Gaia, Randers - Denmark

DURATION of the project: 1.5.2021 - 30.6.2022
Project Nr. 2020-1-SI02-KA227-YOU-015863

Study Visit - Denmark
12-15th, September  

Training for Staff - Spain
04-07th, October 

Stop motion video:

Sound ExperienceYouth+Art=Resilience
00:00 / 03:36
ImpressionsSound Workshop
00:00 / 12:53

Art is our Resilience Youth Exchange
13-19. March 2022, Trofaiach