dialoguing@rts – Advancing Cultural Literacy for Social Inclusion through Dialogical Arts Education (D@rts)

Main funder

Funder's project number101132352

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 290 000,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date01/01/2024

Project end date30/06/2027


d@rts is a catalyst for increasing social cohesion and inclusion, using embodied performing arts activities to develop cognitive and affective cultural literacy. We recognise that the performing arts encompass mass-market consumer goods, as well as non-linguistic, embodied and social activities, providing massive opportunities for inclusive participation.

Our target groups comprise actors of all ages and social positions, especially in the school system and in community arts initiatives. We will empower these groups to be artistically active, dialogically related and culturally literate, giving them tools and motivation to improve their own situations and those of others within the overall frame of a cohesive European society, informed by global perspectives.

Using the post-colonial insight that culture is necessarily heterogeneous, d@rts has four related objectives:

1. Understand how performing arts activities relate to cultural literacy in official discourse and documents across partner countries
2. Use this understanding to build dialogues and co-create physical and digital actions with heterogeneous groups within our target audience
3. Develop assessment tools for these actions, enabling measurable growth in cultural literacy
4. Use our findings in recommendations for cultural and educational policies that build long-term social cohesion and inclusion

Based on these objectives, the overall outputs comprise:
1. Documentary, survey and participatory research findings
2. Performative DIALOGART actions for cultural literacy
3. Policy and practice recommendations to increase social cohesion via cultural literacy actions inspired by the performing arts

d@rts imagines new futures and creates hope and social cohesion through performing arts education. By creating participatory spaces and facilitating dialogues, we empower voices seldom heard. d@rts thus advances cultural literacy, and enhances social cohesion and resilience, to build an inclusive future for Europe.

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Follow-up groups

Profiling areaSchool of Resource Wisdom (University of Jyväskylä JYU) JYU.Wisdom

Keywords (YSO)

Free keywords

kulttuurintutkimus, taidekasvatus, draamakasvatus, musiikkikasvatus, tanssikasvatus, kulttuurinen moninaisuus

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