Together and Community Art Project
|Title of the project/ Program
|Together and Community Art Project
|Age of target group
|Size of the group
|The Community Art Project is for people that are seeking for asylum or have refugee background and belong to sexual and/or gender minorities (LGBTIQ*). The participants won’t need to have any experience in working with Art, the methods used are from Art Therapy, concentrating on creating a possibility for each participant to search for their unique artistic expression, their voice. The project has own blog and exhibitions during the year. Project was funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
|Why is this project considered a good practice?
|Project managed to reach participants and got good feedback.
|TOGETHER is a peer supportive community for lgbtiq*-people that are seeking an asylum in Finland or with refugee background. The aim is to support well-being, strengthen social networks and offer information about rights and services in Finland.
|TOGETHER activities are for lgbtiq*-people over 18 years old. In the meetings we speak English and most of the times have volunteers assist Arabic speakers. Some of the meetings are held in Russian, Farsi, Dari and Kurdish! The group meetings are held at HeSeta’s social space
You may have just arrived or stayed here for a while. You are welcome to join our group to meet new people from different backgrounds and enjoy a safe and friendly atmosphere. In the group we will get to know each other and have discussons on various themes.
|One year starting from September 2016.
|Well-being, social networks, information.
|Number of engaged persons
|There is no exact number of participants, project organizes small groups.
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