“Inclusion Through Urban Art & Folk Music” is a 12 months capacity building project that involves seven organizations from six different countries (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain) whose aim is to promote the mix (fusion) between urban art and traditional-folk music, as a tool for the inclusion of young people coming from ethnic monitories, migrants and/or having a familiar background of migration.


Main Objectives:

  • To improve key competences of young artists belonging to ethnic minorities and/or migrants with the aim of socially transforming their communities;
  • To exchange and develop new educational tools in order to raise awareness about the inclusion of ethnic monitories and immigrants of the participating areas and countries, through musical fusion;
  • To promote a higher quality of youth work, focusing on the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, fostering internationalization of work on these topics;
  • To create an international network of organizations that use art as a tool of social transformation, inclusion, and integral development, in order to promote the cooperation and exchange of good practices between Programme Countries and other Partner countries of the world.


Main activities:

1. Transnational coordination meeting in Nicaragua (November 2017): partner organizations will specify strategies, working methods and details of future activities (partner agreements, evaluation tools, monitoring systems, visibility activities, etc.).

2. Local Activities I (November 2017-January 2018): diagnosis of the situation of folk music, ethnic minorities and immigrants in each area, mapping of stakeholders, working meeting with artists, diagnosis and definition of priority profiles and specific learning and training needs.

3. Mobility of Youth Workers to Málaga/Training Course (February 2018): training of 7 days about art, inclusion and musical creation. Main topics: social and pedagogical module, creation of workshops, visibility event and visits.

4. Local Activities II (March-June 2018): implementation of new competences. Two local workshops and visibility event.

5. Mobility of Youth Workers/Job shadowing (April-May 2018): observation period in one partner organisation during 2 weeks.

6. Dissemination of outputs (booklet, video and songs) and outcomes of the project, and its multiplication.

7. Final conference (July 2018): in Cyprus for presenting the project and its results. Visibility activities.


Once the project has been developed, we consider that artists are trained and have the skills to develop their social initiatives and/or projects based on musical fusion, being agents of change in their local communities.