Over the past few years, arts education professionals have been experimenting new ways to design their projects for and with participants and with increasingly diverse audiences in mind. On 23-24 June 2018, RESEO was delighted to be hosted by long-term member the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence for their summer training How Do We Design and Develop Participatory Intercultural Projects?
The Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is a partner of the Orfeo & Majnun initiative, a European participatory project born of the dialogue between two founding myths of western and eastern civilisations, that enabled Passerelles, the Festival’s socio-artistic department, and its partners to showcase 10 years’ worth of experience and local education activities while exploring new creative processes.
As part of the project, an urban parade composed of in situ art workshops, installations and performances involving over 30 partner organisations took place on 24 June. The day before, RESEO and the Festival d’Aix-en Provence explored the development of participatory and intercultural projects in a practical workshop that echoed the playful and inclusive dimensions of this unique project.