art education projects
The AllaprimA Foundation is supporting the art education project THIS IS OUR
NATURE and is searching in cooperation with AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry for
connection with similar isolated rural communities in other parts of Europe, to
share, exchange and strengthen cultural identity and to build on true roots of
children and youth in these regions.
In the child art project THIS IS OUR NATURE AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry will
start with local partners to develop an innovative art and culture program to be
executed by regional artists with international experiences.
This art and culture program will strengthen the rural roots of children and
youth, and will prepare them for a strong future in Europe with respect for
The art projects will also engage the public in environmental awareness and
action and help the population understand its relationship with the environment,
the region and local know-how.
• structural developing, building on, and strengthen the rural roots of children
in the European context
• international co-operation with partners on similar ecological sensitive rural
environments as Haukivuori
• building on an extra art and culture curriculum for the schools to support the
development of strong roots
• connecting Haukivuori with different rural locations in Europe
• engaging the public in environmental awareness and local quality
• developing and build on the new and characteristic international image of
During the project THIS IS OUR NATURE AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry is setting up,
in co-operation with the participating schools an extra art and culture
curriculum, an innovative program by regional artists with international
experiences on similar locations concerning, this program will contribute to
structural developing and building on strong roots of children and youth.
During the project artists, schools and local organizations are preparing the
collective activity THIS IS OUR NATURE and executing an exhibition and
publication as a presentation to the own society and the partner locations
AREFS will prepare with involved local organizations the content and program for
a transnational network art and culture project with partners on similar
ecological sensitive rural environments as Haukivuori
During 2011-2012 AREFS taide ja kulttuuri ry will continue with the project THIS
IS OUR NATURE in the local schools of Haukivuori and Hiirola. Based on the
results of the workshops in 2010-2011 new experiences will take place with
children from the zero groups up to the 6th class.
Also this year artists, schools and local organizations are participating in the
activities. It is also the intention to introduce activities for the parents to
involve them in the artistic process of their children.
Artists, citizens, children and teachers of Haukivuori will be part of the
project and participate in the planned program. The program will exist of an
extra art and culture curriculum for the school, lectures, workshops, collective
activities and artist’s presentations for the local society.
Active participating, communicating and producing of locals will influence and
improve their craftsmanship and is valuable for the well-being of the citizens
and the image of Haukivuori and Hiirola.
Set up with the local school an extra art and culture curriculum that will
develop strong cultural roots of the youth of Haukivuori based on Finnish
regional artists with international experiences, international artists and art
education students with experiences in the rural region of Haukivuori.