The creative process manifests in different ways and on different timelines for each person. Anyone who is able to unlock their creative potential goes through a similar process to bring an idea to life.
Art is inclusive. Everyone, including disabled people have the same right to create work and be a part of the creative economy. Unfortunately, disabled people are often considered not capable of being a worthy artist or creative.
Thus CSI: MART project aims to increase quality, innovation and recognition of youth work by combining creativity, arts and culture in order to promote inclusion, equality and non discrimination regarding young persons with visual impairments. Through a
mutual collaboration between organizations that work with youth with disabilities and an organization that is a provider of quality and innovative youth work methodologies based on mindfulness philosophy we aim to develop a powerful network that will answer to the needs of the most disadvantaged youth group – youth with disabilities.
The activities of this project, through research on mindfulness and art therapy, inclusion of the best good practice examples in partner countries and the development of a set of meaningful activities will result with a specially designed
methodological guidebook. The guidebook in an e-book and audiobook format will present an innovative youth work approach that combines art therapy and mindfulness philosophy with non-formal learning methodologies. This project
result will provide new opportunities for personal development of young people with visual impairments across the EU.