01-6-2019 - 31-5-2022
The project “Gallery for All” no. 2019-1-PL01-KA104-064464 concerned the mobility cycle of the educational staff of Galeria Labirynt in Lublin to contemporary art institutions and museums from Germany, Spain, and Greece. The partner institutions in the project were: MACBA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin and EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.
The institutions were selected due to their impressive activities in the field of adult education, as well as due to the particularly strongly emphasised elements of the programme regarding the sharing of events and exposure to people with various disabilities, especially people on the ASD. Another key to selecting the institution was the activities aimed at the local community, promoting migrant and refugee integration, and activities related to promoting tolerance towards audiences from different ethnic and religious groups. Such developed activities are examples of good practices that are worth adapting to the future activities of Galeria Labirynt.
Mobility participants were people who have many years of experience working with foreign partners, as well as dealing with activities in the field of non-vocational adult education and cooperation with the public, including people with disabilities and migrants. The staff participating in mobility are 6 people, including education specialists, curator of the educational programme implementing activities with the disabled, employees of the Programme Department responsible for activities aimed at adults and the elderly and a volunteer, with experience in the field of human rights activities and integration of excluded social groups through artistic activities and new media.
The assumptions of the project fit into the needs of changing, developing and supplementing the current activities of the institution in this field of adult education, as well as in the strategic objectives of the gallery development, assuming the creation of an open institution that includes all groups of recipients, including those at risk of social exclusion.
The most important objectives of the project were:
- improving the competence and qualifications of the staff,
- comparison of how educational programmes work in other European countries,
- increasing the motivation of staff for future activities for the benefit of institutions and personal development,
- improving the quality of educational activities in the institution,
- increasing the level of cultural and linguistic competences among mobility participants,
- the internationalisation of the institutions through cooperation with European cultural institutions and networking.
The objectives were pursued through the following actions:
- learning about the ways of activities of host organisations during job shadowing visits,
- obtaining certificates and proofs of cooperation,
- exchange of good practice with the staff of the European institutions,
- practicing foreign languages in communication,
- getting to know the cultures of other countries,
- networking with professionals who work in much more experienced societies in the fields discussed,
- promotion of institutions on the international scene.
Staff participation in mobility has had a huge impact on the future of the institution’s education programme.
After the end of the trips, the education programme was supplemented and expanded in terms of quality and professionalisation of the implemented activities.
The project also contributed to the expansion of the activity and the creation of a new, comprehensively developed programme involving the public.
The implementation of the mobility programme also brought many long-term benefits, such as the development of key competences among the staff, but also among the recipients of educational activities of the institution, while the effects developed by the participants of mobility will be included as recommendations in the gallery development strategy. In the long term, there was also an increase and deepening of European awareness among the staff and among the recipients of the target educational activities.
The project also assumed the dissemination of the obtained results and the adaptation of ideas and solutions to the Lublin and Polish soil. A number of dissemination activities were organised, including a conference for local education experts, during which information about the programme and proposals for innovative practices were disseminated in the local environment. A lot of emphasis was placed on the implementation of the learned solutions into the current and future programme of Galeria Labirynt. Workshops were held for the educational staff of the institution, during which new solutions became the basis for the preparation of a new action programme, which was implemented as new workshop proposals.
Links to mobility summary presentations:
- Monika Rejman, Agata Sztorc-Gromaszek, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens
- Krystian Kamiński, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum Für Gegenwart
- Emilia Lipa, MACBA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona
- Barbara Gryka, MACBA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona
MACBA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (https://www.macba.cat/en)
EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art Αthens (https://www.emst.gr/en/)
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin (https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/hamburger-bahnhof/home/)
The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
Organisation meetings, search for host institutions
Job shadowing of Emilia Lipa and Barbara Gryki in MACBA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (interrupted due to the outbreak of the pandemic)
Job shadowing of Monika Rejman and Agata Sztorc-Gromaszek at EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens
Job shadowing of Emilia Lipa and Barbara Gryka at MACBA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona
Job shadowing of Waldemar Tatarczuk at EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens
Job shadowing of Krystian Kamiński at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
25/05/2022, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Gallery for All – dissemination conference summarizing the project. People participating in the conference: Barbara Gryka, Emilia Lipa, Monika Rejman, Krystian Kamiński, Agata Sztorc-Gromaszek, Waldemar Tatarczuk. Polish sign language interpreter: Ewelina Lachowska