The ENCC is a partner in Erasmus + project CIAE, coordinated by the Cope Foundation (Ireland). This project seeks to improve access to arts education for adults.
The project, launched in November 2017, includes:
- a review of EU framework in inclusive art education for adults
- examples of best practices
- guidelines for educators, art practitioners and cultural centres
- the creation of a knowledge centre on inclusive arts
- an easy-to-read website/toolkit for persons with an intellectual disability.
After the first phase of the project, which included gathering guidelines, practices , stories and recommendations, the partners developed and tested the Inclusive Arts website that will be used as an "online toolkit" to be used by disabled and not disabled people. They also brainstormed and worked with two groups of disabled participants from Associazione Scuola Viva Onlus (Italy), and the Cope Foundation (Ireland), on identifying best practices and sharing individual artistic experiences from the field. One important topic was discussing what real barriers ((educational, physical, financial, structural, and others) prevent disabled students from accessing high-level artistic schools.
The project is now concluding with an international conference in Cork, on October 31st 2019. This final event will present an overview of the projects results, and see the official launch of the website/online toolkit.
Cope Foundation (Ireland; coordinator)
European Association for Service Provides of Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) (Belgium)
Associazione Scuola Viva Onlus (Italy)
Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)
European Network of Cultural Centres