The Living Art – The Art of Living" project is two years Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for adult education project between 5 organizations from Greece, Italy, Poland, The UK, and Turkey. It is addressed to disadvantaged adult learners – people facing educational difficulties, social obstacles, cultural differences, and economic obstacles, and teachers/tutors.
The main topic of the project is the meaning of art and its impact on human life. Discovering the beauty and art in life allows people to fully discover the value and purpose of life.
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cultural awareness is about understanding that our cultures impact and shape how we see the world; that differences are natural and that when we work with people from other cultures, we need to be aware of where, when, how and when our cultures may either help or hinder us in terms of communication and collaboration.
For thousands of years, art has been used to communicate ideas through visual form. As viewers, we look at art and try to decipher the message of the artist. As artists, we are trying to send a message to the viewer. Art serves to send messages without saying a word.
With the increased emphasis on a STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), many educators worry that students might be missing an important element of a well-rounded education…the arts. While STEM subjects are vital to learn and apply, the arts are just as important. Some doubt the need for art education, but it is integral to a person’s growth in several ways.
Throughout history, art and culture of various kinds and forms have been part of the evolution of our societies. Festivals, handicrafts, food and songs are bringing stories and knowledge regarding the links between humans and nature, in and between generations, and are vital for the feeling of belonging amongst people around the planet. Art and cultural expressions can be in the form of theatre, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry, music, dance, architecture, storytelling, spirituality and rituals.
We are facing huge public health challenges in the UK & the rest of the world. Mental ill-health accounts for more than 20% of these challenges, more than cancer and cardiovascular disease combined. As the number of people with long-term conditions increases, and with an ageing population who may experience high levels of physical inactivity and social isolation, innovative and effective treatments are needed. Getting involved with the arts can have powerful and lasting effects on health. It can help to protect against a range of mental health conditions, help manage mental ill-health and support recovery.
Here are the key reasons for the importance of drama and arts in education:
2. Life Skill Training
3. Learn Constructive Criticism
4. Contributes to Personality Development
5. Find their Voice
6. Problem-solving Skills 7.Learn to Lead
Even a brief amount of time spent on a creative pastime has powerful benefits for personal well-being, according to research commissioned by BBC Arts. More and more adults and children are being diagnosed as having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They may have been caught up in a war, or natural disaster or suffered long-term abuse. Some groups in society are more likely to experience it, including for example refugees and survivors of torture, survivors of domestic violence, survivors of physical and sexual abuse, looked-after children, and veterans. Creativity is playing an increasingly important part in their recovery process.