Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Youth

Where
Cyprus
When
2017
Who
Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Youth
Key objectives of the measure:

The Foundation of Cultural Creativity for Children and Youth was established in 2010 with the aim to create the conditions for artistic creation amongst young people regardless their origin and their economic capacity. More specifically, the Foundation aims at promoting creativity and encouraging access to culture for youth, while at the same time fostering intercultural dialogue and safeguarding cultural identity.

The Foundation’s purpose is to provide equal access and participation in cultural goods, enhancing multiculturalism, promotion and preservation of cultural identity and generally contributing to any cultural and artistic programs and events for young people. The workshops offered in 2016 in the Foundation included:

"Mousikotechnasmata": A musical workshop that promotes love for creativity and artistic expression in children.

"Dive into Colours": programme designed to train kids to adopt a way of thinking that will enable them to develop self-confidence and self-worth in order to balance their emotions and thoughts, and communicate more effectively. The above objectives are achieved through craftsmaking, story-tellling, tours, theatrical expression, writing, music, creative expression, experiments and other group activities.

Music Program for Children and Young People: The program is aimed specifically to children and young people that come from families with socio-economic difficulties, offering them free one-to-one music learning of an instrument (piano, guitar, percussion)

Theatre: Preparation for theatre performances in theatres, communities and other scenes, while participating in the whole process of implementation of a performance (script, set design, technical support, etc.).

Creative Writing Workshops: Through the courses the participants have the opportunity to develop their critical capacity, to improve their writing skills and talent.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Foundation aims at promoting creativity and encouraging access to culture for youth, while at the same time fostering intercultural dialogue and safeguarding cultural identity.

Its main focus is the promotion of culture and creativity through weekly and single workshops, events, collaborations with other organisations and foundations, artistic initiatives, partnerships, theatre performances etc.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Through high quality creative workshops and opportunities for children and youth, it is envisaged that access to culture will be promoted amongst young people. Its vision mainly relates to operate / function as an innovative cultural centre for children and youth in Larnaca. The Foundation is expected to promote intellectual, artistic and scientific capacities of young people, to foster equal access and participation in cultural activities andto bolster intercultural cooperation.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Foundation is supported from the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education with a budget of approximately €40000 per year.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Participation