AVTRYCK – creative workshops
AVTRYCK is a three year project that started in April 2022.
It is financed by Allmänna Arvsfonden.
The aim of the project is that people with intellectual and / or neuropsychiatric disabilities hold creative workshops for professionals. It can for example be medical staff, police officers or housing supporters.
We offer space for connection and meetings where people with disabilities are in a leadership role. We want to leave an imprint (avtryck) and make a difference.
Why does AVTRYCK exist?
Among many occupational groups, there is a lack of real encounters with people with disabilities.
Police officers, medical staff and firefighters need to make quick decisions in emergency situations. Having positive experiences with people with, for example, Down Syndrome can help in demanding situations.
Even in professional groups that meet the target group often, there is often a need to gain increased knowledge and reflect on attitudes.
There are cultural workers with disabilities who have the knowledge and experience of leading workshops in dance, visual arts and of being discussion moderators. We find it important to continue to strengthen the voices of these cultural workers and to give more people the opportunity to become workshop leaders.
Artistic expression provides wider opportunitues for communication, especially when looking for alternatives to verbal communication. Thus, through strengthening artistic expression we enable greater participation and influence in society.