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ARTIS (Art for social inclusion)‎

ARTIS (Art for social inclusion)‎

This project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund ‎‎(ERDF)


What is ARTIS (Art for social inclusion)?
ARTIS is a cooperation project between France (Occitania) and Catalonia, ‎sponsored by the Catalan Ministry of Culture within the framework of the ‎‎POCTEFA European territorial cooperation programme.‎


Objectives:
‎ • The main aim of ARTIS is to offer a response to the challenges of inclusion and accessibility ‎at cultural facilities located in the cross-border territory (Occitania and Catalonia) through the ‎creation of specific programmes directed at those groups most at risk of exclusion for social ‎or health-related reasons. ‎
‎ • ARTIS aspires to act as a vehicle in fostering social cohesion by boosting the participation of ‎more vulnerable groups of citizens in cultural activities. ‎
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Who is part of ARTIS?
The project partners: ‎

• Catalan partners:

  • Departament de Cultura (Catalan Ministry of Culture), at the ‎head

  • Agència Catalana de Patrimoni Cultural (Catalan Agency for Cultural Heritage)

  • L’Auditori de Barcelona

  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Catalonia National Art Museum)



• French partners:

  • Conseil départemental des Pyrénées Orientales (General Council of the Eastern ‎Pyrenees)

  • Hyacinthe Rigaud Art Museum

  • Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse (Toulouse Capitol National ‎Orchestra)



ARTIS. The POCTEFA programme
The POCTEFA programme is based on five strategic axes, aimed at fostering sustainable ‎development in the cross-border territory. ‎

ARTIS comes under the framework of the following axes and objectives of the POCTEFA ‎programme: ‎
‎ • To reinforce skills and inclusion in the territories (Axis 5).‎
‎ • To improve access to social, health-related and cultural services (Investment priority 9). ‎
‎ • To improve access to services (Strategic objective 10). ‎
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Project actions
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‎1.To share information about the actions and good practices developed in each ‎territory/area, with a view to facilitating exchanges of training and knowledge ‎among the participating bodies and agents in order to establish a shared strategic framework ‎and network for exchanges and collaboration among professionals. ‎

‎2.To draw up a cross-border plan of action by the partners and the design ‎of common programmes in the field of accessibility and inclusion, aimed at those groups ‎most at risk of exclusion for social or health-related reasons, based on previous diagnostic ‎action. ‎

‎3.The implementation of the road map. Possible actions:‎

The preparation and training of cultural agents: cultural mediation with ‎third-sector bodies, training activities for cultural centres, professional workshops.‎

Actions aimed at people at risk of social exclusion for socioeconomic reasons ‎‎: projects in high-complexity schools in order to bring them into closer contact with ‎cultural resources (through shows, access to heritage and workshops in music and drama). ‎

Actions aimed at people at risk of social exclusion for health-related ‎reasons: ‎
‎ •Actions in museums and scenic art centres: ‎

  • For people with visual impairments (sound beacons, audio descriptions, ‎material in Braille, the design of touch tours using gloves, easy-to-read materials, accessible ‎exhibitions etc.).

  • For people with impaired hearing (tours in sign language, audio guides, the ‎installation or review of hearing loops, subtitles etc.).

  • The introduction of self-diagnostic tools and the measurement of accessibility at ‎centres (using digital apps so that improvements to their accessibility can be defined for ‎subsequent implementation).


‎ •Actions at scenic art centres:

  • For people with cognitive impairments (the adaptation of facilities to include ‎chill-out areas, sensory backpacks, specific activities for people with degenerative problems ‎or intellectual disabilities).

  • For people with functional diversity (the extension of areas for people in ‎wheelchairs)


‎•Follow-up of the results and the adaptation of methods and procedures to ICT at ‎the cultural centres (tablets, virtual reality experiences, virtual tours, etc.) to ‎improve access to heritage. ‎


Funding of the ARTIS project

‎•The ARTIS project has a total budget of €1,095,604 ‎
‎•The POCTEFA programme, with funding from the ERDF, co-finances 65% of the total budget: ‎‎€712,143 ‎

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