The ENCC is a partner in Erasmus + project CIAE, coordinated by the Cope Foundation (Ireland) and L’Adapt (France).
Exploring arts education for adults with disabilities is one of its most important goals. The project 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.
In the current phase of the project, partners are testing the CIAE website that will be used as an "online toolkit" to be used by disabled and not disabled people, and brainstorming and working with two groups of disabled participants from Associazione Scuola Viva Onlus (Italy), and the Cope Foundation (Ireland), to identify best practices and share individual artistic experiences from the field. They're also discussing real barriers to access to high-level artistic schools for disabled students (educational, physical, financial, structural, and others).
The project was launched in November 2017 and will conclude in October 2019, in Cork, with an international conference. The ENCC organised an intermediate meeting in 2018, in Brussels, to gather and review recommendations, guidelines and best practices produced by the project.
Cope Foundation (Ireland; coordinator)
L'ADAPT (France; 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