ArtsEkta

 

Cultural Coach

Diversity through the Arts 

ArtsEkta’s vision is to help shape an inclusive society which is respectful, embracing and reflective of the multiple cultural identities living in Northern Ireland. Our bespoke outreach programme helps to achieve this by promoting and supporting the development of intercultural arts practice, developing artists, developing ideas, new projects, resources and professional capabilities at the arts, education and cultural interface.


Cultural Coach

Diversity through the Arts 

ArtsEkta’s vision is to help shape an inclusive society which is respectful, embracing and reflective of the multiple cultural identities living in Northern Ireland. Our bespoke outreach programme helps to achieve this by promoting and supporting the development of intercultural arts practice, developing artists, developing ideas, new projects, resources and professional capabilities at the arts, education and cultural interface.


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What is Cultural Coach? 

Cultural Coach provides arts and intercultural workshops to people of all ages in community and/or educational settings. The programme is flexible and can comprise delivery of introductory sessions to multi-arts forms during One World Days or other short arts programmes. 

All Cultural Coach programme are flexible, accessible to all ages, participatory and encourage people to extend their imagination and creative skills and awaken consciousness and curiosity towards other cultures.The programmes also actively challenge racism and sectarianism.

Freelance artists currently working on ArtsEkta’s Cultural Coach programme hail from Africa, Argentina, Brazil,Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak republics, China, Colombia, France, Holland,India, Ireland, Japan, Libya, Lithuania, Pakistan, Scotland, Mexico, Poland and the Ukraine


Why is our work important?

  • Enhances cultural awareness and appreciation which, in turn, will assist in tackling racism faced by people from minority ethnic communities.
  • Participants will engage in dynamic arts-based programmes, which creates positive change.
  • Assists in developing self-confidence, creative skills development, increased cultural understanding and healthy inter-community relationships.
  • Schools will be able to meet curriculum requirements under the citizenship and personal development & mutual understanding programmes.

Programme Support


At ArtsEkta it is our wish to design a programme that meets your aims and objectives. If you feel you would just like a one off workshop, a short two week programme or a longer term programme our experienced project managers will endeavour to meet your requirements and budget. 

Once the programme is complete there are a range of services that we provide in order to help you to sustain and build the participant’s learning and cultural understanding, whether this be through a resource pack or follow up workshops. Creating a legacy from the engagement is a very important part of ArtsEkta's work.  

In addition, participants in the programme will often be given a unique opportunity to showcase their work through ArtsEkta’s annual festivals including Belfast MelaDiwali & Samhain and Festival of Colours, which are Northern Ireland’s leading multi-cultural festivals.
 

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