The program includes different artistic and cultural activities like human rights films, youth theatres, music shows and get-togethers with artists as well as games and teambuilding.
Next to this it includes simple artistic workshops and youth meetings. It is a program very close to the local community and MedeArts Network. Following the theme of ‘From and to the People’ the events don’t follow the usual division between stage and audience but on the contrary always include special activities and engaging time to break the distance between the artists/speakers and the audience/attendees.
To go one step further with our credo of ‘From and to the People’ more and more of the events are being organized by young women and men themselves for the local community. The main goal of the activities in ‘Art & People’ is to attract new young people and members of our network to join our activities, make them feel welcomed and accepted, help them find a Safe Space in GarageArt and to have an enjoyable time. Next to this it is focusing on promoting cohesion and tolerance between young people and involving them in thought sharing and team building, through the tool of arts, creative expression, storytelling, leaded dialogues, and team games.
All events under Art&People are free of charge for all attendees and MedeArts is resorting to longstanding partnerships with different local institutions and centers to invite their Youth to Art&People events supported by a free bus. “Garage Bus” is touring neighbouring villages of Irbid to pick up young people from different stops in remote areas to GarageArt space for the events. Like this we can guarantee to reach young women and men who never had the chance to take part in these kind of creative or cultural events which are initiating open discussions, enhance mutual support, or simply celebrate the importance and beauty of arts.