RECULT wants to intervene to support two sectors that are being particularly hit by the social and economic restrictions
due to COVID 19: the creative art sector and social care services. In order to support these two sectors, RECULT will
Work on new methods and solutions for linking them and using creativity for enhancing social inclusion; and by providing
digital know how and tools facilitating for a smoother switch between offline and online teaching. We want to contribute to
the resilience of creative and cultural training by providing new tools, new functions and new ways for staying connected,
while increasing the access for all.
Being aware of the importance of face to face connections and co-creation
possibilities, RECULT will suggest a method that will join community based art creation with transnational exchange and
co-creation (in offline and online modes). In this way we contribute to create common values and increase civic
engagement, understanding and participation. We want to address the needs for new knowledge, educational tools, and
ideas on how to engage again with learners with migration background. We want to regain professional and artistic
intercultural potential of associating locals with migrant communities. We want to develop and extend visual art
methodology towards migrant groups and embed green education into the artistic methodology. We want to address the
need to guidecareers, especially for groups which will be faced to innovate their career paths after the pandemic. We
address the need for a more fruitful communication between generations and culture, as there are not many
digital/blended resources and tools developed for educators to effectively approach families with refugee, migrant and
cultural minority backgrounds.
RECULT wants to develop hybrid or blended methods in order to stay connected with
learners with migrant backgrounds and to become flexible switching between online and offline if needed. We learned
during our previous work that art is a great container to work non-verbal in intercultural settings, however there is a lack of
digital tools and methods to do this from a distance. The pandemic also demonstrated that many migrants had no or little
technical expertise to use digital tools effectively for educational purposes or had language/cultural difficulties to
effectively communicate with supporting organisations. Therefore, there is a need to fill this gap by creating collaborative
spaces to facilitate and support the process of coming back to “normality” of an after-pandemic environment via cultural
workshops and positive interactions. Our interest lies in development of methodology based on art and creativity that
would facilitate communication between educators, artists and people with different cultural backgrounds.
Objectives: What do you want to achieve by implementing the project?
The main objective of RECULT is to use the power of art, creativity and visual education to support the (re)integration of
people with refugee, migrant, or cultural minority backgrounds into their local communities and to find new opportunities
for reinforcing the resilience of the creative sector. RECULT will focus on teaching visual art creation. While each form of
artistic creation is exposed to crisis for different reasons, visual art creation are facing the contradiction between staying
connected to society and to the physical environment to find inspirations for creativity. To obtain this goal, new tools, new
activities are needed.
RECULT will thus improve the competencies of adult educator working in cultural/creative trainings.
RECULT will support the social inclusion of one of the most vulnerable groups touched by social restrictions, people with
refugee, migrant and cultural minority backgrounds and will help to lower barriers and support inclusion and diversity in
education. The RECULT method will include a complex blended learning process that will use visual creativity for
understanding the complexity of someone’s cultural identity and allow the participants to communicate with each other
through the creation of images and art objects by reusing and re-imagining the images, techniques and materials linked to
home and host cultures, forming their complex cultural backgrounds. Being aware of the importance of face to face
connections and co-creation possibilities,
RECULT will suggest a method that will join community based art creation with
transnational exchange and co-creation (in offline and online modes). In this way we contribute to create common values
and increase civic engagement, understanding and participation. When the project is over, we want that people with
refugee, migrant and minority backgrounds assistance for increasing their social integration and lowering the barriers for
active participation, that the groups gain experience in co-creation through digital education,reinforce their active
citizenship, and contribution to local cultural and social life. We want them to rediscover their cultural backgrounds, learn
critical thinking and visual creativity skills and in this way obtain new professional opportunities. We want artists,
teachers, educators, trainers, and social workers to learn new teaching skills and methods linked to visual and digital education, blended learning, experimental learning, visual and digital storytelling, but as well outreach to learners and
message building- We want to increase the teaching with co-creation and design thinking approaches and keep lifelong
learning innovative and attractive.