We will be using art to develop social skills and mutual understanding. We will establish an educational programme that links artistic and social disciplines, create artworks that support communication and set up an international contemporary art exhibition.

Story

Our activities are primarily aimed at children aged 6-10. At this age, it is important to learn how to interact with others in a caring and mutually respectful way, as new social networks are being formed, as well as attitudes that will influence the life ahead. Art provides a fresh approach to these topics, teaching empathy and appreciation of differences. Developing social skills with us will be an exciting, creative and educational process.

Experience

The project will result in an educational programme and an exhibition. These will be linked together by playful works and environments that support interaction and cooperation.

New artwork and educational activities will be created in collaboration with artists, social workers, teachers and children aged 6-10 with their families. You are invited to get involved. World-class artist William Forsythe is creating a new activity area for children and young people in Tartu; Artist duo Lundahl & Seitl are using digital solutions to evoke exciting encounters; Artist brothers Simon and Tom Bloor are developing a new graphic language and will publish a children's book. Estonian artists are also involved in the project, e.g. Sigrid Viir whose imaginative artwork will touch visitors of all ages. Bring the whole family to experience it all, your curiosity is our inspiration!

Impact

With our help, museums and art can contribute to children's well-being. As a result of the project, art will be used more consciously than before to develop social skills. This will make learning more varied and engaging for children. Museums and artists will be supporting teachers and parents in Tartu and South-Estonian schools, and contemporary art will become more important in everyday life.

We contribute to a healthy and supportive social environment.

Advocates: Hanna-Liis Kont and Tartu Art Museum