Empowering youth creativity through art and science

ScArt aims at harnessing the full potential of non-formal science education, culture and the arts, to equip diverse cross-generational learners especially between 18-25 years of age with a range of competences, such as creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and resilience, as well as digital competence, which will empower them to address current and future large-scale societal and environmental challenges traversing our European community.
Science Gallery Dublin at Trinity College Dublin launched the first Rapid Residency grants in April 2020 to support their creative community who saw many opportunities postponed, moved online, or cancelled during the COVID-19 crisis. Art-science collaborations play a unique role in public engagement, but how do you facilitate transdisciplinary collaborations when you can’t get groups together, can’t meet in person – can’t even go to the office or the studio? Faced with this challenge, Science Gallery Dublin piloted a virtual residency programme, which supported artists to collaborate with expert researchers on developing a new project or idea over 5 sessions. ScArt follows the same goals and widens the target audience to young people to be mentored by researchers and artists, widening the successful format and bringing the meetings in the Metaverse!
ScArt will provide young people, including artists and creatives, the opportunity to improve their skills to create a mix of educational, cultural, entertainment and science-based experimental and experiential content by using digital tools. The learning output will be inspired by the EU DigComp Framework, with a focus on communication, collaboration and problem solving, thus facilitating comparability, transferability, assessment and recognition of learning outcomes. As well, they will be driven to the confident, critical and responsible use of, and engagement with, digital technologies for learning and at work, while understanding and taking a critical approach to how digital technologies can support communication, creativity and innovation, and be aware of their opportunities, limitations, effects and risks.
  • +20  young people
  • +20  researchers
  • +20  artists
  • 4  rapid residency cycles
  • 5  partners
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The project has received funding from the European Commission under G.A. n. 2020-1-IT03-KA227-YOU-020589