Superact is a UK based not-for-profit Community Interest Company which works to make a positive difference in the key areas of community development, health & wellbeing and employability & skills development.
Working across these three sectors Superact reaches out innovatively and creatively to empower individuals, improve lives and strengthen communities by developing and delivering creative, participatory arts based interventions that bring about positive social impact, build self esteem and promote social inclusion and employability.
Working with a broad range of professional musicians and artists across a range of art forms, such as music, storytelling, crafts, visual arts, drama, Superact’s projects are innovative, results orientated and diverse in the groups that they reach.
Having grown year on year since 2006, Superact has developed a UK wide delivery structure and has consistently and successfully delivered a range of arts based interventions both at home and abroad.
Flexible in its approach to planning arts based interventions, Superact has a proven track record in delivering projects for the European Union (Interreg, Grundtvig), UK Central Government (Department for Communities & Local Government, National Offender Management Services), National Health Service, Local Government (Local Authorities), Non-Governmental Organisations (Arts Council England, British Heart Foundation) and other National Lottery and public sector funders.
The Dutch Storytelling Centre originated from International Storytelling Festival Amsterdam that was founded in 2008 by Arjen Barel and Marlies ter Haar. They met at the Verteltheaterdagen in Utrecht, and after this festival decided not to continue its activities, they came with a plan for a new festival. The ships in the harbor of an abandoned shipyard in the North of Amsterdam were chosen to be the location.
In it’s 7 years existence the festival developed into one of the well acclaimed festivals in Europe, presenting both a Dutch and an international program to a growing audience. Meanwhile the festival spread out over the city, using four locations in Amsterdam in 2014. The central library is one of the main partners of the festival.
In January 2012 the Dutch Storytelling Centre was founded, to give the organisation a possibility to grow and to add other activities to the festival. The Storytelling Centre already organised an expert meeting on Storytelling and Empowerment. In the summer of 2013 the centre will start with organizing summer courses and basic courses in storytelling, in collaboration with de Vertelacademie.
One of the new initiatives of the Storytelling Centre is The International School for Storytelling and Peace (ISSP), that focusses on initiating projects and training programs in the field of working with Storytelling in (conflicted) communities.
DEMÀ (DEPARTAMENT D’ESTUDIS DELS MEDIS ACTUALS) is a non-profit Association, founded in October 1998, that intends to work in several areas in adult education, particularly in the field of labour and social integration, training for trainers; development of active citizenship, pedagogical and methodological research.
DEMA works together with lots of outside collaborators from diverse areas, such as educational consultants, psychologists, experts in design and programming of courses, sociologists, graphic designers, experts in ICT.
DEMA’s action fields:
• Actions for social inclusion
• Research on adult education
• Training for Trainers on adult education
• Research on social issues
DEMA has vast experience in different European collaborations in the Life Long Learning field (Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, etc).
Elan Interculturel (referred as ELAN in the application) is an independent association created by five psychologists, researchers and trainers – most of whom are immigrants in Paris – interested in exploring diversity and making it a source of advantage. The main objectives of Elan Interculturel are:
• To create a better understanding of how diversity affects our life,
• To raise awareness of the resources inherent in diversity and,
• To support organisations and individuals in finding ways to benefit from cultural diversity.
To reach our objectives:
• They develop and lead trainings for professionals working in intercultural situations as well as for individuals living cross-cultural transition or in cultural contact zones,
• They undertake research in intercultural and social psychology aiming at a better understanding of intercultural dynamics,
• They engage in international collaborations and partnerships as a means to developing new tools.
Since its creation Elan Interculturel provided intercultural trainings for approximately 1000 people.
Képes Foundation’s mission is to develop social and emotional competences of a wide range of target groups. Among them they focus on disadvantaged youth with poor social skills affecting their ability to cooperate with others, to defend their interests, to set long term goals. Another target group is seniors who, after retirement, are in danger of social isolation. Goal is to adapt and develop educational materials, educational programmes and support initiatives that are in line with our mission.