We are searching for helpers to Creative Missions’ educators, professional artists working with migrant children and youth. We are looking for volunteers!
Creating art productions and educational programs, „Artscape“ aims to raise cultural accessibility and mutual community interaction. In cooperation with artists, local communities and vulnerable society groups, we aim to enable vulnerable society groups to participate in culture and initiate social change through high quality art projects.
The „Creative Missions“ project was started with the aim to create safe spaces for children, women and men living in migrant acommodation places. In regularly visiting centers with art and education activities, we want to show solidarity, support, emotional aid and integrate through creativity.
Fourteen „Artscape“ educators have carried out 596 creative missions‘ educations aimed at art in 2022. Overall 981 migrants and refugees participated. Educators provide children, teenagers, unaccompanied minors, youth and women with choreography, theatre directing, art therapy, performing arts, design creating and other activities. During Creative Missions, educators are being provided with „Artscape“ team assistance with activity implementation and all supplies needed.
Last year the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), picked from 64 candidates, awarded „Artscape“ for Creative Missions. CEB awards for social cohesion is an annual event dedicated to appreciating 1 project that solves a relevant social problem out of 42 CEB countries-applicants. The award is related to the CEB position that suitable investments into the social sector can have a massive positive economic and social impact to the society.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PART OF CREATIVE MISSIONS?
The team of Creative Missions aims to ensure a safe space for participants from different migration backgrounds, where they would be able to express themselves through art. We are inviting You to become a Creative Missions’ volunteer and help educators, professional artists to create an open space for creativity, imagination and art productions that are being created in collaboration with people from different cultural backgrounds and different experiences.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The common aim of all Creative Missions‘ teams during the missions is to provide vulnerable target groups with art and seek change.
• You would be assisting Creative Missions‘ educators, professional artists working with migrant children and youth. Activities take place in Vilnius, however, it can also take place outside of Vilnius.
• Volunteering would take place once a week, with an opportunity to plan a free schedule.
• An advantage is if you speak Ukrainian/Russian, but not a necessity.
IN THE CREATIVE MISSIONS YOU WILL FIND
A flexible schedule of activities according to your agenda.
All participants of Creative Missions’ educator teams and volunteers have the opportunity to improve in the professional field, share experience and participate in skill development meetings.
HOW TO BECOME A CREATIVE MISSIONS‘ VOLUNTEER?
We will be considering candidates not based on race, skin color, religion, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or special needs. We are waiting for a motivational letter about you and why you want to volunteer until September 25th. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org