SAMBA RÉSILLE ASSOCIATION — expert in internationalisation and mobility!
As a European centre for cultural and civic initiatives, Samba Résille aims at allowing everyone to become a citizen thanks to a learning process based on creative practices, and at creating and sharing spaces to allow this building process. Indeed, Samba Résille offers to the general public and associations its spaces, expertise and resources, so that people can cooperate and experiment; and thus get personal fulfilment, new knowledge and experiences (i.e. artistic skills) as well as professional qualification. Samba Résille acts in the artistic and cultural sector as a facilitator, and leans on artistic programs (concerts of world and modern music), exhibitions, project management, teaching of Brazilian music with its Samba school, building of moving floats for the carnival parade, community work, and the organisation of regional and international cultural events (especially the Toulouse Carnival). Samba Résille also leads many European and international projects (more information below), and has the ambition to create strong links at the international level by multiplying exchanges and meetings, enriching social ties and sharing this dynamic. They also have a band composed of 60 non-professional samba musicians that plays in festivals, carnivals and other cultural events. In its work, Samba Résille reaches all audiences and especially the most vulnerable ones (e.g. people with social, sensorial or physical disability) and young people. Organised in three fields (artistic, educational and managerial), Samba Résille uses cultural mediation and non-formal training to allow everybody to engage in a process to widen the cultural practices. Their approach is based on dialogue and sharing in order to consolidate individual paths, and to go over the invisible borders of ghettoization. In this way, their objectives are to promote expression, curiosity, listening and critical mind; to encourage collective and individual practices; to allow artistic initiative and cultural entrepreneurship; to break isolation; and to create or maintain links between people. [Read more about them here!]
Staff members: 5-10 (and more than 200 volunteers!)
Expertise: Internationalisation and mobility
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Community & civic activities — Artistic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects — International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Evaluation — Artistic creation / production — Capacity building activities / Courses / Trainings / Lifelong learning activities
Fields of work: Performing Arts (music, theatre) — Amateur art — Visual arts
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Children (0-12 years old) & Young people (13-30 years old) — Disabilities & inclusion — Cultural management & methods — European citizenship and identity — Internationalisation and mobility — Voluntary work
EU/International cooperation: Organisation of more than 1,000 individual mobilities with Erasmus + funds between 2014 and 2020. Their partners: Brouhaha international (Liverpool), Rotterdam Unlimited (Rotterdam), Samba Ya Bamba (Glasgow), Bombrando (Lisbon), Enjoy (Turin), Artscape theatre (Cape Town), Barefeet theatre (Lusaka), The SoulFool Band (Budapest), Péniel (Porto-Novo), SSKL (Helsinki), A bunda (Goteborg), Fondation Pierre Verger (Salvador De Bahia), Association Chercheurs d'autres (Papaïchton), Piranha arts (Berlin). [More information on their international platform here]
Priorities for the network: Meetings between the members, to get to know each other — Meetings to find good partners for Erasmus + projects — Resources to cooperate better — Focus on the following topics: How to support young people in music; How to develop intercultural and communicational skills; The cultural sector in times of COVID-19; How to be innovative in the cultural sector; How to be financially sustainable; How to help artists to become professionals; How to tackle the environmental crisis as a cultural centre; How to improve the inclusion of all publics; How to create a strong cultural network; How to become better managers (European projects); How to empower and accompany better our volunteers / participants / artists in European projects