SOCIAL INCLUSION THROUGHT THE ART FOR THE PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS EXPERIENCE
PRAGUE – ATHENS – BRUSSELS
The ART4PSY project addresses the issue of social exclusion (and in most cases also a significant reduction in the standard of living) of people suffering from mental disorders.
The activities of the EYE raise awareness of social excluded people problem´s and involve them in the cultural and social life of the capital city of Prague. Under the activation programmes, the target group of the project prepares and provides an interactive destigmatisation programme of the mobile cultural centre. The project runs from March 2019 to January 2021.
Project PARALLEL LIVES IV. aims to integration of socially excluded people (due to chronic mental diseases) to the labor market. The problem of the long-term high unemployment rate of this group (70-90%), including the consequent impacts, creates one of the main barriers to reintegration into everyday life.
EXHIBITION – FILMS – CONCERTS – LECTURES – THEATER – WORKSHOPS OF ANIMATION
The mobile community centre “EYE” travels through Prague with a rich destigmatisation and cultural programme with the aim of highlighting through contemporary art the problem of social exclusion of people with experience of mental illness.
The aim of the project PARALLEL LIVES III. is to test the possibilities of using experiential methods in influencing employers to promote increased employment for people at risk of social exclusion due to chronic mental illness in cooperation with Swedish (ACTIVA) and Czech Republic (FOKUS) partner in 4 regions of the Czech Republic (Prague, Central Bohemia, Plzeň and Pardubice district).
WORSKHOPS– MOVIE – DISCUSSIONS – SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETITION
The PARALLEL LIVES II. project aims to improve the quality of life for people with mental diseases in the Czech Republic through the implementation of systematic education, training and publicity. The goal is to destigmatise persons with chronic mental illness.
PARALLEL LIVES I. aim is a continuation of dialogue between the community of people with mental illness, professionals and general public. PARALLEL LIVES I. point out the fact that the problem of social exclusion of this group of citizens is a problem for all of us.
Motto: Mental disorders and diseases plaguing sometimes almost a third of the Czech population.
The project reflects via its program (workshops, discussion&screenings,) the problem of social exclusion of people suffering from mental disorders & their active contribution to V4 society. It offers a common open space–a place to encounter several rather parallel worlds, which unfortunately still exist in everyday life: the world of the mentally ill with the world of those who cure them or provide care and help for them and the rest of us who come across them every day without even knowing it.
How do young European artists reflect the cultural heritage of their homeland? To what extent does the place of installation shape the perception of a work of art? And to what extent is it possible to withdraw the modifying factors that emerge in the process of transporting and reinstalling the art?
What are we? Who are we? What shapes our emotions and attitudes in today’s confusing times? How do we express our contemporary society? What are the values we stand for?
Project goes to the heart of this – people and their emotions. It’s object, within its four country circle, is to portray basic human emotions – fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise… It also aspires to provoke reactions in people, offer an opportunity for someone to realize, at least for a moment, their self and their environment and to confront it all.