Much evidence suggests that cultural participation helps communities’ engagement; it enables better well-being and broadens social and cultural diversity. If outreach is embedded in the core of organisations, rather than provided by project funding with a limited life, it will create sustainable power. Instead of relegated participation at the margin of the strategic development, this is an opportunity to mainstream the work and refocus on longer-term impact and solutions. Outreach Europe has mapped and researched into how museums, galleries and cultural institutions across Europe engage with an audience beyond the traditional means of outreach. Outreach Europe looked at how best to work with groups that are often overlooked in outreach, inclusion and volunteering opportunities, including:
- Disabled people (physical disability as well as mental health issues)
- Elderly people with health problems and dementia
- Ethnic minorities – non-native speakers
- Homeless people
Outreach Europe is a European project funded by the European Union Culture Programme and the partners in the project. The partners are GAIA Museum Outsider Art (Denmark), Elderberry AB (Sweden) and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (UK).
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GAIA Museum Outsider Art
Lene Bredahls Gade 10, DK-8900 Randers C
Phone: 0045 2979 8848