Intercultural dialogue and social integration of migrants and refugees are the core topics of this project. Through TONE we will work on creating new channels for refugees and migrants to get access to the labor market of the cultural sector. Working with creatives from Europe, the aim is to integrate those newcomers and support them to use their skills, knowledge and qualifications in the cultural sector. We will share our experience within this on an international level, which is used again to define the common methodology. The underlying idea is that the presence of ethnic-cultural minorities and refugees is of the utmost importance within the arts and cultural sector, for the arts themselves but also for the social cohesion of the society in which we live.
The partners will build an innovative training program together, composed of their own expertise and contributions of the participants. The training program will gather 75 participants in three different countries (25 of each country). Different approaches, perspectives, challenges and ideas will be researched by the different partners. Based on the outcomes a handbook will be developed. This handbook will contain methodological guidelines, about how to start a training with migrants and refugees who wish for a career within the arts. This guide is aimed at trainers, teachers and those involved in art education and cultural organizations, and will be made available to all participants and interested organizations (find more here).