PIROUETTE – PerformatIve aRts fOr yoUth EngagemenT and communiTy rEgeneration
Timespan: 01/04/2022 – 31/03/2024
Donor: Erasmus+ (KA220-YOU: Cooperation among Organizations and Institutions – Cooperation partnerships in youth)
Applicant: NGO Nest (Germany)
Description: “Pirouette” is a 2-year Capacity Building aimed at promoting the use of performative street arts such as circus, street dance and street painting as an innovative NFE methodology to foster social and civic engagement of youth and, eventually led to a community-led regeneration of urban/disadvantaged areas. The idea behind the project stems from the recognition of youth’s social and civic engagement as a driving force for community development.
Already in this, the project uses an innovative approach to the problem, as young people’s engagement is seen as a starting point for community regeneration and not its final result. Moreover, it intends to promote the combined use of different performing arts as an innovative methodology of NFE, as the involvement of performing arts in NFE is often limited to a single discipline or few activities within NFE-based training formats and the educational potential of the combination of different arts has not been exploited in the context in which the project is inserted. The innovativeness of the project also emerges from the application of this methodology in a youth exchange on design, implementation, and management of cultural and creative initiatives, which includes activities that provide them with field-based and experience-based competencies by exploiting the potential of the performing arts to build up the confidence of young people, facilitate their personal development and improve their interpersonal and communication skills.
Overall Goal: recognizing the social and civic engagement of young people as a driving force for community development through the use of performative street arts such as circus, street dance and street art.
The projects specific objectives are:
The Project aims to produce the following results:
Target groups of Pirouette can be divided into two groups: