Social inclusion and Well-being through the Arts and Interdisciplinary Practices
Strategic Partnership Research Erasmus + Project
Social inclusion and Well-being through the Arts and Interdisciplinary Practices (SWAIP) is a project that aims to develop potential learning and teaching approaches at masters level in respect to the arts and social inclusion with young people at risk of exclusion from education and those with Alzheimer disease. The project consists of key researchers and arts educators from a range of European institutions across the disciplines of Art & Music Therapy, Architecture and Fine Art. Partners will bring a wealth of cultural and educational diversity whilst sharing a common ambition of using the arts as a tool for health, wellbeing and social inclusivity.
Project partners include: University of Hertfordshire, School of Creative Arts, Iceland Academy of the Arts Reykjavik, Iceland, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany, Universidad de Alicante, Spain, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu oy Helsinki, Finland, Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen Brussels, Belgium.
https://www.lhi.is/ (Project Co-Ordinator)
CAP Members: Philippa Brown, Miriam Usiskin, Megan Tjasink.
Start date: October 2018
End date: Spring 2020
Development activities will take place in Alicante in March 2019 with cross-discipline UG and PG students from the School of Creative Arts invited to take part. Further events will be held in Munich and Porto during 2019 with the 2nd phase in 2020 seeing events in Helsinki and Reykjavik with the project potentially concluding at UH in Spring 2020.