INFO

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone (+39) 055 5978566 - Fax (+39) 055 599686

segrdidattica@scuolamusica.fiesole.fi.it

The project “In-Orchestra” is a strategic partnership to support innovations financed by Erasmus. The project aims to develop innovative results and pursuing an activity of dissemination and enhancement of a "multi-ART NETWORK", which includes educational pathways such as musical-orchestral (Italy), Artistic-multimedia (France) and theatrical-body (Turkey) designed for mentally handicapped students.

This partnership includes the Fiesole Music School Foundation (IT), the Sequeri Exagram Foundation (IT), the Spazio Reale Foundation (IT), the Center de la Gabrielle-MFPass (FR) and the Usak University (Tur) for the duration of 3 years.

The project was born from involved partners in a lifetime of experience drawn up on the basis of the idea that the guarantee of the effective education and training rights is one of the most important things that affects the world of disabled people and influences their full integration and inclusion in social and working life.

The recipients are children and young people with mental moderate/serious disabilities, generated (or complicated) by organic brain-damages and occurrences of psychotic type. The age group concerned by the educational path can not be determined with chronological accuracy both for the type of disability and variables that influences the successful involvement in the offered path. Generally, the project is addressed to students within an arc of the average primary and secondary school.

The project general purpose is to promote and support the educational inclusion of pupils with intellectual disabilities through innovative methods based on the exploitation of various artistic forms (music, art, theater) as an instrument for personal development and improving their learning abilities.

The specific purposes are:

1) to improve the learning abilities of children with special needs in the context of a more general strengthening of their personal development, their intellectual abilities and their interpersonal relations;

2) to support the national education institutions in offering specific training process itineraries in the field of the music-therapy, art-therapy and theater-therapy, addressed to students with psychological and mental disabilities such as: (autistic spectrum disorder, mental retardation, learning disabilities, post-traumatic syndromes, psychiatric disorders, etc.);

3) to achieve an exchange of good practice between trainers and European organizations which employ the musical, theatrical, and artistic education;

4) to train professionals able to operate in the different national and European fields to enhance the obtained therapeutic and training results and to declare the Reference theories and intervention methodologies;

5) to attract interests among stakeholders and local communities through artistic inclusive events.

Organized activities in the partner countries are:

- ITALY: the realization of inclusive educational-orchestral pathways and symphonic orchestras which integrate young people with intellectual disabilities in order to create the inclusive educational-orchestral pathways. It will adopt the exagram model and the constitution of an active Symphonic Orchestra which involves the musicians in training for three years and 24 young people with intellectual disabilities at the Music School of Fiesole and the Spazio Reale Foundation by the help of specialized instructors and supervisors of the exagram Foundation.

- FRANCE: the realization of multimedia-artistic educational pathways for the social inclusion of young people with intellectual disabilities. The methodology is based on the art-therapy to reactivate the psycho-affective development. The Paths consist in a series of workshops designed for 6 young disabled, focused on multimedia art and the audiovisual instruments. The final output will be a self-produced movie.

- TURKEY: the realization of educational pathways based on the theater-therapy. The project will be directed to 15 children with intellectual disabilities and will end in a final theatrical performance.

The expected results are:

  1. offering specific educational pathways in the context of music-therapy, art-therapy, theater-therapy courses aimed at young people with mental and psychological disorders of different nature, at a European level.

  2. The creation of inclusive artistic events such as artistic, musical, theatrical, in the European countries partners of the project.

  3. The exchange of good practice between trainers in order to share new models of intervention, enriching and stimulating personal itineraries at European level, compared to their own way of living the culture the art and the disorder, through sustainability and transferability of such models and experiences.

  4. The creation of a European Festival which involves young people with disabilities and the expert trainers of the different areas (symphonic-orchestral, artistic-multimedia, expressive-musical, theater) coming from different European countries participating in the project.

  5. The production and exchange of the material related to exagram® model useful for the realization of educational, inclusive orchestral and symphonic orchestral pathways participative in Italy.

  6. The production of materials related to the exchange of good practice and to the training of educators.

  7. The production of materials and records linked to the end of project festival events, includes performances and laboratories such as: symphonic-orchestral, artistic-multimedia, musical-expression and body-theater.

 

 Compared to the Italian framework, this project will allow:

1) to realize the three-year period of Basic EOI with methodology of exagram® at the Music School of Fiesole.

2) to start the first Participative Symphony Orchestra of Tuscany in accordance to the Exagram® Model.

Compared to the European framework, the project will allow to:

1) reinforce relationships with institutions (public authorities, schools, families) presenting a psycho-educational offer that supports the social inclusion of young people with mental disorders of various types.

2) reinforce relationships between involved partners in order to develop and promote common musical, artistic and theatrical events.

3) divulge at European level the results of action-research conducted in different partner countries on therapeutic-education by disseminating the theories of reference and methodology of intervention.

4) amplify at European level the achieved results by training professionals able to operate in different institutional fields both public and private not solely on the national territory.

Compared to the European framework, the project will allow to:

1) reinforce relationships with institutions (public authorities, schools, families) presenting a psycho-educational offer that supports the social inclusion of young people with mental disorders of various types.

2) reinforce relationships between involved partners in order to develop and promote common musical, artistic and theatrical events.

3) divulge at European level the results of action-research conducted in different partner countries on therapeutic-education by disseminating the theories of reference and methodology of intervention.

4) amplify at European level the achieved results by training professionals able to operate in different institutional fields both public and private not solely on the national territory.