art4emotion project aims to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the social-emotional and mental well-being of young people, by using creativity and arts as innovative tools to improve their emotional and social skills. The main goal of the project meets the horizontal priority since by fostering the cooperation between school education and the Cultural and Creative sector to endorse students’ interpersonal skills, this project seeks to promote inclusion and diversity in school education. Thus, the project will provide students with a new learning space helping them to freely explore their emotions without setting them boundaries.
art4emotion project will also contribute to the priority “Development of key competences”, as creativity gives the students the freedom to explore new environments and learn new abilities, transforming the way they develop new skills and how they apply them in real life.
On the other hand, the pandemic crisis hit the cultural and artistic sector and artists need to find creative strategies and develop new skills to find new ways of working. art4emotion reinforces the development of key competences and basic skills for the artists who will develop a methodology based on interaction, participation, pedagogical and creative strategies and a Toolbox that combines synergies between arts, education and psychology.
The project also previews a Capacity Building Programme to raise awareness on the value of creativity as a factor of cohesion and belonging, helping to deal with social-emotional problems and consequences of the impact of COVID-19 in young people’s lives and use the art as the promoter of educational strategies do deal with it in real scenarios.
art4emotion Atelier will be a learning place with a creative component to promote formal and non-formal learning through educational and creative activities to work the long-term consequences of COVID-19 in youth, particularly those coming from less favoured backgrounds and at higher risk of early school leaving.