"We met, we exchanged, we linked together inspite of our so different backgrounds; all this has been an awesome experience of solidarity and shared creativity.
Through art, we have the opportunity to discover and enrich each other, far beyond the practice. I am delighted and I hope that our art work bear witness to this."
Dominique Richard, plastic artist, Strasbourg, France.
The Integr'Art residences have started in Greece in 2017 and travel since then in different European Cities, opening spaces for migrant and local individuals to speak, think, create upon their expriences and understanding of social inclusion, looking for new, creative ways to approach it.
This traveling project demonstrates a process transforming artistic research and personal creativity into a key means for developing intercultural, intergenerational dialogue, cooperation towards the creation of new inclusive realities in Europe.
56 artists age 12-65 years
from 13 countries, speaking 11 different languages
participated in 5 residencies organized by INANA
in collaboration with more than 15 partners across Europe.
WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES :
We organize awareness-raising workshops using our experience art-based methodology to bring individuals together, to think, discuss, debate, and connect on topics related to social inclusion such as : discrimination, unbalanced power relationships, gender relations, equality vs. inequalities of access to rights.
Our workshop facilitate for each person to connect to their own inclusion experiences, and to generate from their a process of inner and shared reflection.
Workshop on inclusion through Art in municipal school Neapoli, Thessaloniki
Advocacy exhibitions & events
Les Rencontres INANA,
Metapolis Art Gallery
Presentation of the itinerant INTEGR’ART EXHIBITION
We install the Integr’Art Exhibition in different European cities in the frame of Festivals and art events that we organize and/or participate to.
Through this, we aim to convey the messages that the artists shaped through their art to the large community.
We organize activities around the exhibition to sensitize a wide and diverse audiance to the topics related to social inclusion in Europe : participative guided visits & art workshops.
So far the exhibition was presented in 7 countiries in Europe and one city in the USA.
Workshop - WEMIN conference, Athens
IASFM Conference, Greece
Art workshop, Festival Les Rencontres INANA, Brussels
networking & fund raising
We organize punctual projects to strengthen support mechanisms and networks between individuals from different parts of the world. Building community, connecting to our creativity and participating in solidarity movements are strong resilience factors and can help us connect with our resources and support systems.
We understand social support and solidarity as a dynamic and interconnected movement in which supporting others responds beforehand and simultaneously to a personal need. In this logic, we aim to generate creative ways of solidarity taking into account personal needs, interests, conditions - and to transform them into an opportunity for individual growth as well.