This project focuses on the interface of performing arts, health and development! Clowndoctors personify the social dimension of performing arts by turning the performance into a therapeutic and restorative experience and not merely a recreational moment. Through humour, interactive play and social/educational theatre, hospital clowning greatly improves the health care environment. Clowndoctors performances provide a much needed psychosocial support their audience, they help empowering vulnerable groups and fighting stereotypes against people with disabilities. “The Faces behind the Nose” project is centered in raising the profile of and deepening the understanding for the benefits of hospital clowning among the general public in Europe and beyond. Its focus on the training and exchange of artists and artistic approaches to hospital clowning promotes the circulation of performing artists and their works and allows for the internationalization of their careers. The project envisions the transfer of know-how and the implementation of new formats to reach new audiences (in other geographic areas and/or from different cultural and social groups). The goal is to promote the wellbeing of sick and hospitalized persons, allowing everyone to benefit from and participate in cultural initiatives. The project is coordinated by RED NOSES Clowndoctors International (AT) and includes national RED NOSES NPOs from 9 European countries (AT, CZ, DE, HR, HU, LT, PL, SI and SK) and the European Federation of Hospital Clown Organizations (BE). The planned activities will benefit more than 300 performing artists in 9 EU Member States, and also patients in non-EU countries (outreach to BH and 2 Emergency Smile missions). This multilingual and diversity of artistic expressions promotes intercultural dialogue, fosters social cohesion and allows for bridging the gap between performing arts in convention settings and performing arts in hospitals.
Vodja projekta: ROTE NASEN ClowndoctorsInternational – GemeinnützigePrivatstiftung (AT)
Partnerji: Rdeči Noski – Društvo za pospeševanje veselja do življenja za bolne in trpeče ljudi (SI), Asociacija “Raudonos nosys / Gydytojai klounai (LT), Cerveny Nos Clowndoctors (SK), Crveni Nosevi – Klaunovi doktori, udruga za podrsku ljudima koji su bolesni i pate pomocu humora i zivotne radosti (HR), European Federation of Hospital Clown Organizations (BE), Piros Orr Bohócdoktorok Alapítvány (HU), Rote Nasen Deutschland e.V. (DE), Verein Rote Nasen Clowndoctors (AT), Zdravotní klaun, o.p.s, (CZ)
Trajanje projekta: 6. oktober 2014–6. oktober 2016