"Art and creativity are where we do not expect them"
Creativity and art open hearts and doors to one's mind, introducing the
hidden parts of oneself. Creative expression helps young people capture their
ideas, thoughts, and visions about the world, giving them a voice. Creativity
and culture are participatory and interactive, as young people do not just
passively listen but explore, discover, and communicate. Creativity encourages
them to be more active and present as members of society. Art and creativity
are hidden in different aspects of a person's life, they are also in places
where we don't expect them.
This website you have launched offers young
people and youth workers dedicated to fostering creativity and culture in young
people the opportunity to develop their competencies in business development
and entrepreneurship in creativity and culture. It also offers examples of good
practice through short videos where those who have embarked on the path of
entrepreneurship talk about their experiences and advice on what not to forget
when starting a business. Youth workers can find many activities to support
young people in the Training Methodology. In the handbook, young people can
discover what skills to develop to cover all the areas that the development of
entrepreneurship in culture and creativity needs.
More about the project:The project OW - One Way = culture + youth + creativity,implemented thanks to the support of the
Erasmus+ programme (2021-2023), addresses the issue of young people who do not
have good conditions to develop the competencies needed for entrepreneurship in
the cultural and creative industries, as well as youth workers who do not work
systematically on the development of young people in this field. The identified
causes of these phenomena include the fact that youth workers lack methodical
support in developing these competencies in young people, who in turn lack
methodical support in the field of entrepreneurship in the cultural and
creative industries, as well as the fact that young people interested in
culture and creativity lack inspiration, examples of good practice and
connections to entrepreneurs in this sector.
The aim of
the project is, therefore, to increase the missing support for youth workers to
work with young people in the field of culture and creativity, to increase
methodological support for young people in the field of entrepreneurship in the
cultural and creative industries, as well as to increase the networking and
exchange of good practice examples between young people and young entrepreneurs
in the field of culture and creativity.
primarily targets youth workers, secondarily young people and artists from the
creative and cultural industries.
expected outputs of the project include a report on the educational needs of young people in the field of entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative industries, a methodology for the training of youth workers in the field of entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative sectors, a handbook on entrepreneurship of young people in the cultural and creative industries and a web-based platform of examples of good practice of young creators and creatives.
In the long
term, these results increase young people's competencies and employability in
the cultural and creative industries.
organisations involved in the development of the project, located in Slovakia,
the Czech Republic and Poland, are:
1) Rada mládeže Žilinského kraja (SK)2) Centrum pro podporu podnikání a zaměstnanosti (CZ)3) FUNDACJA LAJA (PL)4) Oravské kultúrne stredisko v Dolnom Kubíne (SK)5) Žilinský samosprávny kraj (SK)6) PaĽKO - Združenie priateľov ľudovej kultúry Oravy (SK)