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rini hartman on Sun, 30 Apr 2006 15:00:46 +0200 (CEST)

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rini hartman

Hello people,

  My name is erik and I join this list too.
Together with a collegue I am preparing a project which has taken place in
Rotterdam, Holland
and will be financed by the Europian Union.
  In this project we use art as a social application. I will explain;

  The project will be in a youth-centre in Rotterdam. There will be
youngsters from England, Marocco, Turkey, France and the local youth of
Rotterdam. There will be about 60,70 young people.
And there will be groupleaders from the different countries. All the
youngsters are from poor
neighbourhouds. The most of the dutch youngsters are immigrant-youth.

  We are going to work with 'the dreamfactory'. This is a method in
different disciplines
  of art are used . The youngsters can use a medium ( for example film, or
painting), in which
  they are going to imagine what their dream is in life . We also going to
have a dialogue
  with them about this ( and maybe start with a process, and maybe we are
going to work with this
  afterwards, but it's now to early to talk about this).

   We are looking for people who are working in arts, and want to give
  We want people who had finished an art-study or working professional in
this field.
  For the other aspects there are social-workers there.
  We can not pay you, unfortunately. Of course the materials will be paid,
and if you come from Holland the travel costs were paid. If you come from
abrought, we cannot pay your flight but you can have a cheap holiday
I think food and the accomodation to sleep is free.

  You can also network, make publicity for yourself in art and contribute
this project.

  you can give a reaction on my e-mailadresses;
  - e.simons_art {AT} hotmail.com
  - erikvandeka {AT} hotmail.com

                         thanks for reading, bye.
                             i like to hear from you.

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