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.
Final beneficiaries (2019-March 2020)
- 2’166 children (6-14) from Van, Bayburt, Samsun and Elazig, participated to the art-education workshops delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit;
- 2’363 children (6-14) participated to the art-education workshops, part of the educational program The Dreams Workshop;
- 73 volunteers trained to teach and replicate the two art-education programs;
- 28 new trainers trained to implement The Dreams Workshop
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 training 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 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 419 children (6-14) 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) and training 28 new teachers.
For contingent reasons related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, from March 16th, 2020, the full operativity of the project has been suspended and postponed to 2021.