The art of being open
human rights
City (headquarters):
Voivodeship (headquarters):
01-11-2021 - 31-10-2022
Project cost:
30 000,00 EUR
27 443,05 EUR
Types of activities:
art activities, educational activities
Target groups:
children, youth, professionals

The project responds to the problem of prejudice and stereotypes in cultural institutions and among those running artistic activities in Silesia. , There are around 400 cultural centres offering activities for young people through the province, however workshop leaders lack the competences to include people at risk of exclusion, to respond to discrimination or to use non-stigmatising language. Unfortunately, change is not fostered by the preservation of the old order based on domination, obedience and violence in the artistic environment – in art schools and cultural institutions. Recently, several cases of abuse – including bullying, harassment and violence by superiors –   went public in the wave of the #metoo movement. 

The project promoter conducted a series of six trainingson equality standards in artistic classes and cultural institutions. The trainings were intended for trainers working with youth in Silesia –  thirteen people took part in them.  The workshops dealt with human rights, activism, anti-discrimination, the inclusion of people with special needs in cultural activities, equality language and non-violent communication in practice and during evaluation of activities. At the end of the project, youth groups, including people with special needs or those from groups at risk of exclusion or marginalisation, created – together with trained facilitators – nine artistic events (happenings and workshops) addressing the most important issues related to counteracting discrimination.   

The project promoted equality standards in arts classes and cultural institutions. Thirteen  instructors, developed skills in  using equality language and including  people exposed to the risk of discrimination and exclusion in cultural activities. The young people, in turn, were sensitised to stereotyping and exclusionary language and behaviour, and were given tools to combine creativity and activism. The events, which were prepared by the young people together with their instructors, were attended by people from their enviroment, employees of cultural institutions, local authorities, a total of around 3,500 recipients. The project has also had an impact on the cultural institutions themselves, by indirectly transfering the knowledge of introducing an equality perspective into artistic activities.  

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