The project in summary

Implementation and scaling of two educational programs, arts-based, in Turkey.

The Project in details

The “Art Education Expansion Project” is part of a three-year strategic, methodological and educational plan (2019-2021) designed by TEGV to ensure sustainability to both educational programs (The Dreams Wanderer and The Dreams Workshop) and to replicate them nationwide so as to make art education a key component of the Turkish School System and to develop innovative and interdisciplinary educational models.

Effective Beneficiaries in 2019-2021

  • 2’015 children (6-14 ages) participated to two art-education workshops delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit in Van, Bayburt, Samsun and Elazig;
  • 2’363 children (6-14 ages) participated to the art-education workshops, part of The Dreams Workshop Program;
  • 2’195 children (6-14 ages) received the Art-Kits;
  • 28 new trainers, trained to implement The Dreams Workshop Program;
  • 399 new volunteers, trained to teach the two art-education programs.

In 2019 TEGV, with Alta Mane support, organized 2 art-education workshops (The Dreams Wanderer) delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit in 8 public primary and secondary schools in Van, Bayburt and Samsun, thus reaching a total of 1’747 children, and trained 33 new volunteers. In parallel, it developed new content of the second art-education module of The Dreams Workshop program. This new content, focusing on contemporary arts movements like Surrealism and Abstract Art, will help children reflect, through arts, on complex topical issues such as global warming, the protection and promotion of human rights, urbanization, among others. Between September and December 2019, the new module has been piloted in 5 different educational fixed units, reaching a total of 219 children, and at the same time 18 new volunteers have been trained to teach and replicate the module.
Between January-March 2020, TEGV, with Alta Mane support, organized 2 art-education workshops (The Dreams Wanderer), delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit and in collaboration with several Primary and Secondary schools in Samsun (Northern Turkey) and Elazig, in the Eastern Anatolian Region, severely struck by a strong earthquake on January 24, 2020, thus reaching 268 children (6-14 ages) and training 22 new volunteers to implement the program. In the meantime, the organization replicated the second art-education module of The Dreams Workshop Program – the content of which were designed and successfully piloted in 2019 in 5 educational fixed units with Alta Mane support – in 27 educational fixed units across the country, reaching 2’144 children (6-14 ages) and training 28 new teachers and 326 new volunteers. Between May-August 2021, not to interrupt the artistic-pedagogical support during the summer, TEGV produced and distributed several Art-Kits reaching 2’195 children (6-14 ages), in situation of socio-economic vulnerability, and organized, on the virtual platform The Dreams Wanderer, the virtual exhibition “ART AT HOME WITH TEGV” where children have restituted 446 arts-works created at distance.

Was established in 1995, in Turkey, to help compensate for the shortcomings of the Turkish school system in the belief that the country’s problems could only be solved by tackling education first. TEGV is recognized at all levels of the Turkish society for its neutrality and commitment to education, even during emergencies. Alta Mane supports TEGV since 2015.