Art for Change

Art for Change

Selected projects in 2017.



    Lorena Ros Sanz


    The Photo-Box project holds workshops to raise awareness of how to prevent and handle possible situations of child sexual abuse, providing strategies to use social media safely so as to identify and prevent risky behaviour. Each young person photographs their own situation, deciding what to focus on and how to explain and share this reality. The project ends with a public exhibition of the work produced during the "PHOTO-BOX" process.

  • Werker 10: Community Darkroom

    Fundació Antoni Tàpies


    Inspired by the English project Community Darkroom, with photographic clubs set up as a social space for reflection, where photography, graphic design and image analysis are tools that support the activities and needs of the local community, the Werker 10 project aims to encourage reflection regarding the image of work today; of unemployment, of productive and reproductive work and how they are represented in the public sphere or in our daily lives. Participants take photographs with single-use cameras to show their own reality, and accompany these images with text about aspects that are not captured by the image.



    Asociación de Amigos del CA2M


    A project that produces a collective artistic documentary on real lives in Móstoles. 45 teenagers at risk of social exclusion participate in the creative process. The activities covered by this project include the screening of documentaries to raise awareness among participants, video creation workshops based on the daily lives of teenagers, and the public exhibition of the final piece.



    L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

    Process of creation and projection in a public space of several films conceived, organised and produced jointly by young people from the district. Research and participatory actions are carried out to explore the territory and represent this through the techniques of analogue animation, filming, developing and film editing. The work will be exhibited in a community area between two blocks of flats to encourage its appropriation and care by the community.



    Fundación Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    A project in which the language of music is used by people with disabilities to express themselves beyond words. Workshops are given on instrumental practice and vocal techniques, ending with a mixed group practice as an orchestra. The project culminates with a concert and the premiere of a piece composed during the training process in collaboration with the participants.

  • MUSA

    Phonos Fundación Privada


    Through the use of a digital music tool (Eye-Harp), people with severe motor disabilities learn and perform music with their eyes using an accessible digital interface. Participants are taught about music and then join already existing music groups. A composer adapts pieces of music to digital instruments and the mixed groups will perform a final concert for the general public.



    uTOpia Barcelona


    "Interior Patios" is an interdisciplinary project of artistic creation with women in vulnerable situations in the district of La Verneda and La Paz. Based on drama and the aesthetic of the oppressed as an overall approach but interconnected with other artistic disciplines, the aim is to bring art closer to women, causing a paradigmatic shift that places them as creators, at the same time as empowering them in the definition/perception of themselves and the place they occupy in the community. With aesthetic research into the socialisation of women and their bodies, different artistic disciplines will be used to create metaphors that tell their stories, using creative languages that democratise art and integrate it within the daily lives of the participants.


    Andrea Jiménez García

    Carabanchel (Madrid)

    This production by Teatro En Vilo is created entirely together with the users and participants of the Carabanchel Employment Rehabilitation Centre for people diagnosed with a mental illness. Based on the participants' experiences, reflections, memories and aspirations, together with the evocative force of images and music, "Crazy with Love" constructs a poetic, tender but comic universe in which we can pause and observe human relationships.


    Ados Teatroa

    Pueblos de la Comunidad Foral de Navarra

    An open methodology is used to reflect on the Declaration of Emerging Human Rights (2007), creating a dance show. An intergenerational project that allows the young and old to work with performing arts professionals in an integrating experience, emphasising the presence and visibility of older people in society and the importance of artistic and creative processes for well-being at all stages of life.


    Associació Sudansa


    The project organises workshops to create choreographies that relate, on the one hand, the creative work of a professional company and, on the other, the work of the school in a process of construction and mutual influence. The participants are students from very complex schools in the Catalan capital. The project ensures that body language is introduced into the classroom, improving integration, social cohesion and personal development.


    Associació Con Arte Internacional

    Salt, Sant Feliu de Guíxols y Figueres (Girona)

    This project forms part of the "Planters" programme that has been running for several years in different schools in the province of Girona and is essentially based on the regular presence of artists in public schools, working in coordination with the teachers. Drama, music and dance are used as tools and this phase of the project aims to address problems of discrimination in the classroom, both racial and gender, which are exacerbated by the use of new technologies. In addition to dance, digital and audiovisual resources are also used for students to reflect as a group on each other's experiences.


    Associació ARTransforma


    With the idea that the social value of the arts lies in sharing emotions, this project links social, educational and cultural organisations in a collective creative process using music and dance as tools to foster participation and inclusion. The participants are typically diverse and the aim is to work on everyday conflict, both internal and external, to normalise this and thereby foster social harmony. The final performance was held on 17 June 2018 at the Sala MAC of the Mercat de les Flors.

  • ¡A QUELAR!

    Extremus Danza


    "¡A Quelar!" is a project that proposes a creative experience to introduce participants to the world of art and creativity as well as reinforcing skills such as self-knowledge and self-esteem. Workshops on different subjects guide the young people through improvisation, exercises on composing choreographies and dramatisation, providing them with the necessary tools to create, produce and perform a flamenco dance show presented to the public once the project ends.


    Paloma Pedrero Díaz-Caneja


    The aim of the project is to give a voice to refugees to raise awareness of the problems they face. Dance and drama workshops are organised, mixing professional actors with people at risk of becoming marginalised, working on the performance of a written text in which singing and dancing play a key role. They are immersed in our country's culture and language within a safe environment. This helps them to integrate in society and improves their relationship with their community. The end result will be shown to the public in Madrid.


    La Finestra Nou Circ


    This is a socio-educational project based on a "social circus" in which young people at risk of social exclusion as well as the mentally challenged create a circus show. The project is carried out in three districts of Valencia and it aims to empower the participants by working on circus techniques, thereby contributing to their professional, social and personal development.



    Asociación Campo Adentro

    Puente de Vallecas (Madrid)

    "Assembled Weeds" unites environmental education, ecology and botany together with intercultural education and also the creative development of different age groups in the same project, enhancing social harmony within a plurality of identities and repositioning ethnic and marginalised groups as citizens. The project is carried out in the gardens of the Núñez Arenas school in Vallecas, where groups of pupils carry out research into the district, design a greenhouse and also participate in drama workshops. The activity culminates with the pupils performing a drama before an audience, which also helps to encourage the participation of residents not related with the school.


    Izaskun Chinchilla


    The aim of the project is to reclaim inclusive leisure areas in the city of Lleida so that both the abled and disabled can enjoy them. An inclusive children's' park is built, made up of several items for different psychomotor activities, promoting a place for the city's residents to come together and also raising awareness of groups at risk of marginalisation. By means group workshops to design and visualise the area, elements are designed for the park which will then be produced by all the participants together.


    Idensitat, Associació d'Art Contemporani


    NEXES uses art to promote a methodology that combines the people's active engagement in collective creative processes, exploration contextualised in the local area, shared learning, the exchange of knowledge and socialisation of the processes and results. Processes that pursue social innovation in a local context affected by tensions caused by precariousness (from the subjective and in relation to the symbolic, the emotional, the spatial, the economic, the social and/or the political) which particularly affects certain people, groups and areas.