Academy for Actors of Social Change aims to improve and widen the skills of professionals of social and educational fields, youth workers and individuals who work with underprivileged youth in remote areas of the world. It is an educational project that combines the positive characteristics of pedagogy and adds an innovative layer from the performing arts, methods used and improved by experts.
Academy focuses not only on the high quality of theoretical education, but it also creates an opportunity to put the newly gained knowledge into practice in order to foster the future community development in the local Hungarian context, as well as raising this to an international level. The two-week educational programme invited 40 young professionals representing 8 organisations from all over Europe and 20 local youth leaders from the region. During the project they had the opportunity to learn new ways of working with underprivileged youth through special social art practices in the fields of various theatre techniques, mask & object work, site-specific performance, slam poetry and other disciplines.