New Cultural Horizons
The project is funded by Karelia CBC -programme. The project is implemented by University of Eastern Finland, State Educational Organization of the Republic of Karelia and Petrozavodsk college of music named after Karl Erikovich Rautio. The project New cultural Horizons aims to offering more opportunities to children and young people with special needs on the both sides of the border to attend art schools and clubs and receive high-quality additional education services.
The objective of the project is improved availability and accessibility of the additional education services in the field of culture and art for children and youth with special needs.
The main activities and outputs the project will produce:
1. Research: Information on accessibility of the additional education services and diversity of inclusive cultural practices in the field of culture and art for children and youth with special needs, including recommendations for development.
2. Training programs and educational events: Improved professional skills and competences of teachers, instructors and tutors in the field of culture and art, and awareness of parents.
3. New additional educational programs in the field of culture and art.
4. New piloted cultural inclusive practices.
The project is implemented in the territory of North Karelia in Finland and in the territory of the Republic of Karelia in Russia. The project partners are the University of Eastern Finland in Finland, State Educational Organization of the Republic of Karelia ”Educational development institute” (KIRO) and the Petrozavodsk college of music named after Karl Erikovich Rautio in Russia.
The project publication “Että kaikilla olisi mahdollisuus osallistua taideopetukseen” – Tuen tapoja taide- ja kulttuuriharrastuksiin (Piispa-Hakala 2022) is done. Read here the Finnish version and here the Russian version.
Sanna IskaniusDirector of TrainingUniversity of Eastern Finland, Centre for Continuous Learning
Tiina YnniläCoordinatorUniversity of Eastern Finland, Centre for Continuous Learning
Satu Piispa-HakalaDoctoral ResearcherPhilosophical Faculty, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education
Lasse ReijonenTraining SecretaryUniversity of Eastern Finland, Centre for Continuous Learning