A project to connect art and education: the success of FAE

Tuesday 28 February 2023

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Establish with success a link between the worlds of art and education to investigate relationships with one’s body and urban and social space.

The Fusion of Art and Education project closed with a well-attended final performance and the publication of some recommendations to facilitate exchanges and bridge-building between the art world and the world of adult education.

Over the course of two years, partner organizations in the Fusion of Art and Education project explored the relationships between the art world and the world of education. In Italy, Austria, Germany, and Portugal, artistic-educational initiatives and performances of different art forms – from theater, to dance, to photography- were carried out in a collaboration between artists and educators.

CESIE conducted research on the state of the art of this collaboration and public recommendations to facilitate its growth. Above all, it carried out an artistic residency of Danza Duende built around the theme of the relationship between the individual and the urban and social space, which was radically transformed by two years of pandemic and isolation, with significant consequences on the mental health of many people. Inspired by th text of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities a group of women investigated, through movement and speech, their relationships with their own bodies and with others.

The project also produced two highly participated artistic performances:

  1. The first, at the end of the residency, was the conclusion of the journey made with the participants.
  2. The second, on the same theme, involved a collaboration between a dancer, a musician, an actress and a painter who enacted Cloe, one of Calvino’s Invisible Cities, in which people do not know each other but exchange glances, imagination, vibrations.

Personally, I feel that my mind and body were searching for a unity that is often lost in daily life – Participant of the project.

The project succeeded in bringing movement back to the center of an invisible space in which to feel safe and free from judgment; a space where the collective supports the individual and gives them the strength to continue their process of growth in self-expression, self-awareness and self-confidence.

To know more about the results of FAE, read the project sheet.

About the project

FAE – Fusion of Arts and Education is funded by Erasmus+, Key Action 2, KA227 – Partnerships for Creativity.


For further information

Read more about FAE.

Contact Alice Valenza: alice.valenza@cesie.org