RELEVANCE OF THE PROJECT

Our research programme hypothesis is that the performing arts, through the research-creation tools, can contribute to transforming and improving the modes of existence that have been ascribed to migrants in vulnerable situations.

There are many ways of supporting migrants through the arts. However, most of them are related to specific medical, psychiatric or psychology fields. For several years, studies have focussed on examining the effects of art on health and disease prevention, still, little of this research has considered the artistic dispositives in themselves.

Our consortium starts from the concept of the transformational artistic workshop that gives a prominent place to the processes of creation: One of the strengths of this research-creation network is to assess the impact of artistic workshops with regard to the techniques and qualities they harness. We will be considering, for example, which artistic dispositives foster self-esteem and expression, self-confidence, personal well-being, social connection and the sense of belonging…

We propose to fill a gap in the state of the art by not only validating the transformation of the participants, co-actors during the workshop, but also by examining the dynamics of change of the artistic intervention itself. Workshops will offer social groups the opportunity to explore the creative process as a way of symbolising, mediating, expressing and overcoming experience.

Migrants are in a “between time”, “between spaces”, “between communities” and their capacity to rebuild themselves, bounce back, can be supported, guided by artistic dispositives.

RESEARCH-CREATION METHODOLOGY:

THINKING BY PRACTISING

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PERMORMING ARTS CAN BE TRANSFORMATIONAL BY ALLOWING THE ADVENT OF  OTHER RELATIONS AND MODES OF EXISTENCE BECAUSE THEY ARE SITUATED IN A SHARED SPACE-TIME, IN THE PRESENT MOMENT AND ARE FOUNDED ON THE SENSORY AND CORPORAL DIMENSION.

PROJECT GOALS AND IMPACT

Transform the damage

made to the emotional and relational life of migrant populations at family, social, employment and other levels, through shared artistic experiences.

Prove that the arts bring societal innovation

being complementary to other approaches. They are likely to accord wide-ranging knowledge and competences to academics, artists, social workers, public decision-makers, etc.

Stimulate the establishment of an international community

around applied research-creation by spreading and using the research and innovation results in a variety of socioeconomic and cultural sectors; also to expand the professional relations and skills of the researchers, artists and all the other members of the TransMigrARTS community. 

To observe, assess, model and run artistic workshops

that will be transformational on migrants’ vulnerable situations. Our action will thus begin with the development of an observation and assessment tool of artistic workshops, in a multidisciplinary dialogue, to refine and demonstrate its effectiveness. The observation of practices carried out by our partners with migrants will enable us to model prototype workshops, before rolling them out with associations, institutions, NGOs and even cultural centres. These in vivo experimentations will lead to the dissemination of the research results beyond the scientific community.

Work package 1
  • DEVELOPMENT OF AN OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL ARTISTIC WORKSHOPS
  • Lead by: AARHUS UNIVERSITET (Denmark)
  • Key activities: three month-long multidisciplinary workshops on the Remiendo Teatro premises in Granada that will be used to create an observation and assessment tool.
Work package 2
  • USE OF THE OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT TOOL ON TRANSFORMATIONAL ARTISTIC WORKSHOPS 
  • Lead by: UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA (Spain)
  • Key activities: the tool will be applied on 10 workshops in France, Spain and Colombia held with different migrant populations and different performing arts disciplines (theatre, dance, music, clowning and performance)

 

Work package 3
  • MODELLING OF THE PROTOTYPE WORKSHOPS

  • Lead by: REMIENDO TEATRO (Spain) y UNIVERSITÉ TOULOUSE II-JEAN JAURÈS (France)
  • Key activities: the academic partners will remotely organize the comparative study of the scientific results from the research reports, published articles, documented material on the database, which will single out and provide better understanding of the workshops’ impact in the transformation process as regards the proposed artistic dispositives. This will be based on the research results of WP2 and will determine the implementations during WP4.
Work package 4
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROTOTYPE WORKSHOPS

  • Lead by: UNIVERSITÉ TOULOUSE II-JEAN JAURÈS (France)
  • Key activities: the prototype workshops are implemented in the field outside the consortium in WP4. Twelve planned implementations involving the target populations: asylum seekers and refugees for political, ethnic, religious or gender reasons, isolated foreign minors, victims of forced displacement, etc. These implementations will be organized in conjunction with the associations, NGOs, institutions, socio-cultural centres, etc. that work supporting migrants in vulnerability situations.
Work package 5
  • DISSEMINATION AND COMMUNICATION

  • Lead by: PROYECTO ÑAQUE (Spain)
  • Key activities: to transmit the results of the project across the partner network and later share them with the interested scientific, artistic, associative and institutional communities. More broadly on a communication level, the research results must be made as widely accessible as possible through an ambitious, targeted communication strategy (website, social networks, artistic showcases…)
Work package 6
  • PROJECT GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT

  • Lead by: UNIVERSITÉ TOULOUSE II-JEAN JAURÈS (France)
  • Key activities: activities focused on organising the project coordination, governance and management of TransMigrARTS as well as the quality control of its execution to achieve the set objectives.
Work package 7
  • GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
  • Lead by: UNIVERSITÉ TOULOUSE II-JEAN JAURÈS (France)
  • Key activities: activities focused on ensuring that the project and all the partners and colaborators adhere to the ethical rules and that the RGPD is followed.

The TransMigrARTS project has an internal structure divided in seven different work packages (WP) to ensure that each stage of the process is met with the utmost  precision.

Each WP is lead by, at least, one TransMigrARTS network partner who specialises in the focus area of said work package. However all WPs include activities that involve the rest of the partners and promote multidisciplinary diologue, which is key to reach our set goals.

FAQ

What do you mean by "multidisciplinary dialogue"?

We mean the dialogue we are going to establish between the arts and the other scientific areas: during WPs 1, 2 and 3 they will mostly be psychologists, geographers, educational science and peace studies specialists, anthropologists, philosophers, sociologists and geographer who will be actively seconded.

Social psychology, psychopathology and health psychology will also be fundamental, primarily for the notions of well-being, resilience and reparation.

Do you allow for external people to participate in the project?

An important part of WP5 will be the development of an international Summer School in July 2024 in Madrid, to effectively convey our research results to audiences of researchers, researcher-artists, artists and interested professionals. Most of the partners will be represented and will propose training and workshop modules from the project results. The Summer School will be open for registrations,

All open opportunities to be a part of the project (through the Summer School or, before that, by attending workshops, showcases, lectures…) will be published and announced on this website, our social networks, our newsletter and other communication channels.

Does the project comply with ethical principles?

Yes. Each part of the process is backed by an ethical committee, an ethical compliance agreement and a rigurous data protection program. Furthermore, in the interests of transparency, we will give the European Commission access to the research results: via the project
officer, the website its private section, the journal and other publication media. In this way, we will participate in the Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020.   

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