Best Practices Guide

Best Practice Guide – June 2018 [PDF]

Focus Groups

Each partner country implemented 3-4 focus group discussions during spring – winter 2018, in order to discuss crucial topics to be included in the Clap course. Participants of these focus groups were professionals within areas of arts, healthcare, and or had worked with artists with disabilities. Further, each partner country discussed within the focus groups, the state of the art of existing supports, activities, possibilities and institutions welcoming artists with disabilities in respective country, and what improvements needs to take place regarding respective area. The main discussion concerned what type of skills and competencies should the Clap course offer the trainees who work with persons with disabilities in order for them to contribute to their labor inclusion and professionalization through arts and culture.

In conjunction with the focus group discussions, each partner country interviewed 8-10 artists with various types of disabilities in order to gain knowledge about possible existing barriers (internal as well as external) on the way to get to where they are today, inclusion in the arts as of perceived by the artists, and recommendations for institutions and other persons with disabilities who would like to become a professional within arts.

Clap Hands Course

Specialized training module for professionals who supervise persons with disabilities in artistic activities and in the capacity of accompany towards professionalization processes in the crafts and culture, will be build from the contributions obtained by the intellectual productions O2, O3, O4, for the following professionals:

  • Specialists in initial training
  • Social workers in continuing education
  • Professionals/coach / supervisor of people with disabilities
  • Associated artistic teams
  • Trainers supervising activities training in the training of social workers
  • Trainers (from the sector of protected work, art and culture)
  • Managers
  • Responsible for the animation of the disability sector
  • Coordinators of artistic production and supervisor health an social care.
  • Professional Artists

This training (face-to-face) can be applied both in the initial training by integrating as an option in the regulatory programs (with an equivalent of ECVET) as in continuing education (skills approach)

Pedagogical Guide

Creative Lab

 The Creative Lab Network is a social network for artists, social workers and institutions that work and want to share experiences and their know-how while working on the professionalization of disable people through art and artistic practices. If you want to join, please fill out this form

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