Research project | Erasmus+Artistic Practice, Politics and Social Engagement
The SWAIP project (2018-2020) stands for Social Inclusion and Well-being through the Arts and Interdisciplinary Practices. The main aim of the project was to develop curricula for a postgraduate study programme for artists and pedagogists who work within areas of social inclusion with vulnerable groups of people. The project was funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.
The SWAIP programme was designed to address this need and educationally attract a broader cross-section of students and professionals with an arts, social and health care background who are interested in professional development about how the arts can be used in both conventional and unconventional settings. The core of the study programme will be the application of integrated methods, skills and theories from the disciplines of visual arts, music, art therapy, architecture and art education with the learning experience focusing on the student making connections, facilitating groups, strengthening interdisciplinary artistic identity in marginalised groups and settings.
The SWAIP partners are from six different European countries; Iceland, Spain, Germany, Finland, UK and Portugal. The project activities focused on developing interdisciplinary arts approaches, social, cultural and educational diversity through focused working groups, skills sharing, intellectual debate and discussion, critical evaluation, social and cultural culinary opportunities, as well as information gathering and dispersal.
Amanda Midori, Fernando José Pereira
Curriculum of a postgraduate programme
Conceptual development of a curriculum for opening a post-graduate programme in arts education at the Icelandic University that would involve contemporary artistic practices in their multiple disciplinary areas with the social and communitarian dimension: https://swaipproject.lhi.is/the-swaip-programme
Construction of an interactive platform that makes it possible to turn a bibliographic archive into a research tool: http://swaip.lhi.is/