The overall aim of "ELLA New Leaders" was to develop methodologies, which could be applied in other countries for training people with special needs to be the leaders of the artistic workshops.
Artistic talents and interests refer to people with special needs in the same statistical proportion as to the rest of the population. The difference is that people with special needs have less opportunities to develop them and learn the techniques.
They came from a group of people that are rarely found in leading positions in the society.
People with special needs have often been in a learning, subordinate situation all their life. They are the ones getting supervision and help.
"ELLA new leaders" challenges the norm about who has the right to be a leader.
The package developed the methodology for training the artistic talented and/or just interested people with special needs to become the assistants of art therapists and educators in the areas of music, theatre, fine arts, writing and gain skills to lead such workshops.
The main objectives of the work package: