Project CREATIVE AGORA promotes the European dimension in non-formal, participatory arts education for adults for Europe’s disadvantaged and diverse communities. Focused upon the unique, intrinsic ability of community and participatory arts and creative expression to engage adults in learning who are alienated or excluded by traditional adult education offers, AGORA focusing on educators, by developing ‘artists as educators’ as being critical to fostering educational and social inclusion for all. Its objectives include the creation of innovative, new learning materials to enable educators, particularly sessional and freelance tutors working as ‘artists as educators’ in formal and non-formal adult education settings. It will have impact on developing a European learning ‘community of practice’ that fosters transfer and exchange of best practice between artist educators at a transnational level.
Seven partners organisations from Sweden, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Poland, France and Croatia is focusing on designing and transferring learning and practice between fields of community education, the arts and technology.
CREATIVE AGORA project promotes the European dimension in non-formal, participatory arts education for adults for Europe’s disadvantaged and diverse communities. The project updates this democratic and participative concept at the root of European culture for a digital age, re-affirming positive educational values of civic participation and inclusion as a restorative actions post-pandemic. Therefore, the overall aim of AGORA is to design and develop contemporary and innovative practice in European adult education.
Its concrete results are:
result 1 – Participatory arts education: Technical Framework (learn more)
result 2 – Open Educational Resource for Digital Learning Community (learn more)
result 3 – Digital Learning Suite for Artist Educators (learn more)