Playful Art is a cultural, artistic and scientific education project addressed to Cluj-Napoca schools. The project approaches culture as a way to facilitate the positive change in our society and provides for students new opportunities for learning and development. The project’s activities generate a collaborative framework for learning and creative experiences that will encourage and facilitate students access to culture, both within and outside schools, by participating in shows, exhibitions, creative workshops and supporting the integration of cultural content into formal educational processes. Improving access to culture and encouraging cultural participation also supports school’s efforts to establish non-formal education as an important part of life-skills training adjusted to the challenges of modern society.
In 2018, a pilot network of 5 Cluj-Napoca schools will be formed. Each of these schools will integrate a resident artist into the educational program. The artist will become a part of the school’s life, will participate in its activities and will integrate artistic content into the students’ program, with the support of a cultural mediator and educational facilitators (teachers in each school).
At the same time, we will organize cultural and artistic education activities in the schools, in the form of creative workshops and interactive meetings with music, theatre and architecture artists. The artistic residence takes place in October-November and at the end of the year the first results of the project will be presented.