Risk Change: exchanging art and artists cross Europe

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Risk Change is an European project that started in 2016 which aims to create, connect, compare, disseminate and promote contemporary EU interdisciplinary art related to social studies and migration. The project covers the field of contemporary interdisciplinary culture, art and creativity connected to science, especially social and applied sciences and ICT. RC will increase transnational mobility, audience development, digitalisation and new sustainable model. RC entails interacting with different target audiences, especially building connectivity between new-coming migrants and settled inhabitants in EU communities.

FOPSIM is the Maltese partner of RC: it is a foundation that aims to achieve concrete progress for marginalised groups or sections within Maltese society in various areas as social protection and inclusion.

FOPSIM is leading the activities about the main theme Qualitative and Quantitative Research, migration policy in Malta. It will also be actively involved in other areas such as Partners meetings, Quality control and Reports; Mobile app workshops, Exhibitions, Touring residencies in Zejtun; Trainings with local communities, New educational models and creative ideas, Surveys, Lectures/Debates, Conference, Symposium; RC Website, Communication and Dissemination actions, Study Visits, Exhibitions at large scale; Sustainable co-working model, Study visits.

In this phase of the project, FOPSIM is exchanging artists among the rest of the partner countries that are producing art in order to integrate the local communities into ideas of mobility/migration.

In this phase of the project, FOPSIM is exchanging artists among the rest of the partner countries that are producing art in order to integrate the local communities into ideas of mobility/migration.

In this first week of April, FOPSIM is hosting five artists in Malta. They come from Mexico, Slovenia and Germany. FOPSIM has planned everal activities related to migrants and art for their visit.

Their arrival was celebrated by a meeting with Mr Joe Attard, the Mayor of Zejtun (the host city).

The mayor welcomed the five artists within the decorated hall of the Zejtun Band Club, an ancient structure where, on the main floor, there are musical instruments. Many honour the historic Band of the town. During the welcome meeting, the artists have been briefed about the history of Malta and Zejtun directly from the Mayor's tales, he also kindly gave them a DVD and a small book.

The activities continued into the evening in the bar downstairs, around laid tables with Maltese specialties.

The project is very open to enhance the creativity of the artists. They have different personalities and are involved in various artistic fields such as poetry, sound and sculpture. The purpose of the artists visit is to conduct research and find a common line to connect their different capabilities to develop their art.

Exploring Malta, both togheter and alone, the artists are getting in touch with Maltese people to explore the traditions of this country. We are very courious to discover how they will conduct their research and what their leading thread will be.

Project: RISK Change
Date: 13.04.2017