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Partners – Judesio ir minties teatras and actors’ ensemble “Degam”

Location – Šalčininkai region

Since 2020

Judesio ir minties teatras organised a summer camp for young people in Šalčininkai, led by the professional actors' ensemble “Degam”. The goal of the project was to promote creativity, artistic development and knowledge among the participants; and to encourage youth involvement in public activities; as well as to create a dialogue amongst diverse communities. The project also aimed to increase the accessibility to culture and promote the works of young Lithuanian creators in south-eastern Lithuania.

The summer camp/festival contributed to quality education by creating a relevant environment for the dissemination of creativity and the initiative-building of young people, providing practical competencies and elevating critical thinking and cross-community collaboration. Facilitators, artists, actors and other creators contributed towards the success of this project by working according to a specially developed and practically applied theatre method for multilingual young people. The subject of creativity was developed in a variety of contexts, presenting a refined technique which improved the participants’ imagination and choices for creative activities.

After observing the impact and progress of the theatrical activities, the organisers noticed a significantly positive impact on the educational and artistic competencies of the young participants. Constant reflections encouraged the young people to become more open; extend beyond their comfort zone; take more creative risks and responsibility; develop their confidence, empathy, openness, curiosity, problem-solving and collaboration skills; and nurture a sense of meaning and expectations for the future.

During the project:

Over 130 young people participated in the camp/festival

More than 850 community members attended the camp/festival as audience 

All the children and young people who participated in the camp/festival agreed that the non-formal learning methods and techniques helped them to become more creative, empathetic and trusting among their peers and the wider community