Social Arts with Melanie Schambach
Engaging individuals, communities, and institutions
in creating public art working collaboratively through
different participatory formats on specific social issues.
Online Arts Facilitation
WHAT is Arts facilitation online?
A facilitation process designed to bring creative Arts & StoryTelling activities to online community and organization networks to create virtual murals, storytelling archives, or creative digital productions.
WHYArts facilitation with groups online?
Keep creative and connected during quarantines and social isolation.
Keep your community groups and organization engaged by having fun, telling stories & creating meaningful art together!
Document and process together the essence of a difficult period with a virtual arts process and production.
HOW How does it work?
Through an online platform, we design a process to provide your community group with a series of online virtual hangouts and tutorials, interpersonal support, arts & story telling activities. Every week your group has to participate in fun storytelling and arts activities which gradually lead to the production of a digital mural production & a multi-media story archive.
A new community website is created for each community virtual mural.
Weekly videos and audio podcasts are sent to your group with relevant social content, arts news and activities.
Weekly activities gradually build on to make participants comfortable to share more freely their stories and art with each other.
Every week participants receive a newsletter with content highlighted from their submissions and their participation, as well as important news.
Every week, participants are encourage to connect online with other participants or with groups via zoom sessions.
Virtual Hangouts include, movie nights, panel discussions, key speakers, arts tutorials, presentations, community offerings by participants, among others.
Activities progress from self-discovery into community building and social action.
Timelines can be from a couple of weeks to months, depending on each project.
Community participants volunteer to be art buddies and share with the groups their expertise and arts processes.
Social Arts process are based on accessible participation, respect, taking risks, expressing openly through storytelling and fostering community belonging.
We bring to each project special knowledge holders and guests from diverse backgrounds to provide meaningful intercultural experiences creating space for growth and healthier communities.
Each project's goals are shaped in collaboration with the community organizers and leading team for each project. We co-design with each organization the project's objectives and goals.
Weekly meet ups are participatory, everyone's participation is encouraged and creatively weaved into fun activities and relevant topics.