TONE stands for: Talents of New Europe
ZID Theater is very pleased that TONE, a new international project is approved and will be funded by Erasmus+.
TONE aims to create a connection between creative newcomers (immigrants and refugees), European citizens and cultural organizations. Central to this, is the development of a European methodology that can be applied in various countries and contexts. The project will be taking place from September 2020 until December 22. The international partners that ZID coooperates with are: Corep (Italy), Integra (Spain), Odin Teatret / Nordisk Teatrelaboratorium (Denmark) and Residui Teatro (Spain).
“Art seems to have the special power to engage and engage people through a transformational experience” Alessandra Rossi Ghiglione, director and creator of the Social and Community Theatre Centre | University of Turin (SCT Centre | Unito)
Intercultural dialogue and social integration of migrants and refugees are the core topics of this project. Through TONE we will work on creating new channels for refugees and migrants to get access to the labor market of the cultural sector. Working with creatives from Europe, the aim is to integrate those newcomers and support them to use their skills, knowledge and qualifications in the cultural sector. We will share our experience within this on an international level, which is used again to define the common methodology. The underlying idea is that the presence of ethnic-cultural minorities and refugees is of the utmost importance within the arts and cultural sector, for the arts themselves but also for the social cohesion of the society in which we live.
TONE will create an innovative methodology, that will be widely applicable. This methodology consists of three parts, that the partners will create during the following two years: a training method, a digital platform and the Match Making program guide. Besides that, three conferences with take place in the three different countries, bringing together 45 cultural professionals interested in the project.
The partners will build an innovative training program together, composed of their own expertise and contributions of the participants. The training program will gather 75 participants in three different countries (25 of each country). Different approaches, perspectives, challenges and ideas will be researched by the different partners. Based on the outcomes a handbook will be developed. This handbook will contain methodological guidelines, about how to start a training with migrants and refugees who wish for a career within the arts. This guide is aimed at trainers, teachers and those involved in art education and cultural organizations, and will be made available to all participants and interested organizations (find more here).
An online platform will be developed as communication for the project and all parties involved. This platform will stimulate community building, knowledge development, intercultural dialogue and international cooperation in relation to arts and newcomers. It will consist of a public environment, for those interested, and a secure environment for all the partaking parties. Partners and participants will create a personal profile, that can be used to interact with each other and gain access to materials such as webinars and assignments (find more here)
The MatchMaking Program Guide
This is a guide in which gather information about different organizations and networks with in the national creative field, and ways to connect these with the target groups. This Guide is focused on creating matches between established cultural organinzations and people with a migrant background. The underlying idea is that creating connections within the cultural diversity of our societies allows for more inclusivity. National art sectors will be given the opportunity to tie themselves to this guide, while at the same time it also operates as a source of contacts and information for individuals (find more here).