Tartu Loomemajanduskeskus

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Art­work – a bet­ter fu­ture for all through cre­ativ­ity

Project period: 01/2022-06/2023


  • uniT GmbH (Austria) (coordinator)
  • Verein Niedersächsischer Bildungsinitiativen e.V. (VNB) (Germany)
  • Tartu Centre for Creative Industries (TCCI) (Estonia)
  • MHT CONSULT APS (Denmark)

Financed by Erasmus+ programme


ARTWORK aims to expand the field of work for artists and raise increased awareness of the use of artistic methods for strengthening education and social initiatives.


We are living in uncertain times as the world is becoming a more and more insecure place. In order to cope with this in a positive way, new footpaths of learning are needed. Culture and art can provide important competence for society. 

The ARTWORK project aggregates knowledge, skills and methodologies from each participating country to provide artists with guidance and qualification for setting up artistic interventions, especially to strengthen young adults who find themselves in precarious crises. Therefore, the end beneficiaries of the ARTWORK are vulnerable young people and adults. 

The project aims to make visible how artistic and creative processes can contribute to strengthen self-awareness, self-esteem, sense of identity and active citizenship among vulnerable groups. An increased awareness will be raised both among artists, educators and social workers on the possibilities of strengthening education and social initiatives through the use of artistic and creative methods. 

This development project provides four outputs: 

  • A model of collaborative learning (CLM) connecting artists and educators
  • Training modules addressing artists wanting to work cross sectors, providing them with comprehensive knowledge
  • Recommendations for and articles about artistic interventions using aesthetic diaries as the method
  • A publicly accessible E-Learning Platform to support self-directed learning, to support online-training, and to help to do an exchange between the artists, the trainers of the artists. 

ARTWORK is a project co-financed by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ Program, including a special grant for promoting artists’ job opportunities in education and social work, as offered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARTWORK will be carried out in the years 2021-23 by a European partnership consisting of organizations from Finland, Germany, Estonia, Denmark and Austria, which is the overall coordinator for the project. 


  1. Education, Arts and Culture: A manual for Collaborative Learning and Working
  1. Free to use material for artistic methods in adult education from the artwork platform

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