What we do
Art of Silence is an international project involving 3 Countries: Latvia, Croatia, and Romania. Together we want to develop work with youth aiming at integration and inclusion between deaf and hearing communities. As a method, we want to use Theatre. After establishing integrational theatre studios in each country and working with them for 9 months, we created a 2-month program handbook that youth workers may utilize to build an inclusive and integrated environment.
To expand work with a community of young deaf people through the use of transnational organizations, an integrated theatre approach, and intercultural experience exchange.
Two-month program manual for use in various countries and organizations (schools, NGOs, day-care centers, etc.). Spreading awareness about inclusive theatre practices for the deaf community. Any youth worker can use the guidebook to establish an inclusive and integrated environment for youth with disabilities.
Hearing youth, deaf or hearing impaired youth 14-30 y.o.;
Youth workers, theatre teachers, workers working with deaf or hearing impaired people, teachers in integrated local
schools, deaf communities;
Deaf local communities, inclusive local schools, NGOs that work with youth with fewer opportunities, theatres.
International activities
Team-building and getting to know each other.
Experience exchange
Visit of local deaf community
Open work-shop for the local community.
Evaluation and next steps planning
Leading organisation: 3D Friends
Meeting in Riga
November 2022
On this meeting we gether all together in Romania to test out our draft version of manual. After this meeting we could work harder on our result and create absolutely new version of manual!
Create a unique safe space for youth who were involved in the project. Make an environment where they can
share their creativity and be more aware about integrative events and possibilities in EU using Erasmus+
Show our prepared performances and exchange our experience
Leading organisation: CSEI "Elena Doamna"
Leading organisation: SIGN DANCE COLLECTIVE
Manual testing
Theatre gathering in Croatia
October 2023
May 2023
To evaluate work what we have done. To understand our future plans and reflect on what we achieved by project implementation.
Leading organisation: SIGN DANCE COLLECTIVE
Evaluation of the project
February 2024
Video clips of shows
Project team
Project artistic and inclusion heart
The directors at Signdance Collective have worked with hundreds of people of all ages throughout the UK and internationally, delivering workshops, and producing new work. The company is one of the first in the world to utilize and introduce the concept of inclusive practice with a specific focus on disability-deaf-led teamwork.
Project target group
School from Focsani, Romania, with 295 students that have hearing disabilities and mental disabilities. The students are aged from 3 to 22 years old. Our school provides a good education for all its students and it is the best help they can get in fighting against discrimination.
Social media
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