FUTyoURES (Colombia - N. Ireland)

Future is Yours & Ours

#FUTyoURES is a Schools Peace project aimed at developing a shared creative model for conflict transformation that meets the needs, interests and expectations of young people from societies emerging from conflict. At the heart of the project is the Arts affirming the synergy between People and the Natural Environment around them. Mirrored activities are delivered with schools in Colombia and Northern Ireland.

The project involves a cross-national partnership between young people in from Colombia and Northern Ireland in a creative interactive dialogue about the meaning of peace and enabling the Arts to transform societies in conflict from a child & young person perspective. It is about creative thinking, problem solving and shaping the future where peacebuilding is inclusive and meaningful for young people.
By placing the Arts at the centre of learning & inclusive space the project will bring a group of young people from both countries into an inspiring journey to share stories of resilience, life experience and ideas about how to trigger social change and conflict transformation.

In a process of mutual learning, FUTyoURES will deliver a series of interactive workshops using dance, music and visual arts to empower young people as agents of change in societies impacted by the legacy of armed conflict. The project aims to implement #youth4peace aims & objectives as part of the UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace & Security
FUTyoURES has been designed and will be delivered by Escuelas de Paz (Colombia) and Beyond Skin (Northern Ireland). Both organisations are members of the newly established #ArtsDialogue network. www.artsdialogue.org

The overall aim of the project is to develop a cross-national programme for young people to engage in a dynamic dialogue and mutual learning about the meaning of peace and conflict transformation for young people using music and visual arts.

FUTyoURES project has been designed by Beyond Skin & Escuelas de Paz Colombia supported by British Council as principal funder. Arts Council Northern Ireland & Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council.