The ongoing binational project Creability deals with the following question: How can we reshape creative methods to make them practically accessible and applicable to all human beings?
Access for everybody requires creating accessibility for everybody.
How can we help deaf participants to take part in a voice-led rhythm exercise? How can a dance warm-up be done in a wheelchair? In Germany and Greece, national pilot groups of professional artists with and without disabilities examine tried-and-tested artistic work methods from dance, acting and music. The groups develop innovative approaches and alternatives to be effortlessly used in future inclusive practice.
In a second step, the participating artists exchange insights and field test the methods developed by the other group. Finally, the practicability of the most promising approaches will be further tested externally by inclusive youth groups, creative professionals and schools.
The TU Dortmund University monitors the project and ensures that the methods produced meet the latest scientific standards. We plan to publish a manual featuring a selection of the best tested and standardised methods in summer 2020 to provide a valuable toolkit for those who work in the field of inclusive culture, education and youth work.