The multiplier event held in Spain “Culture and its impact on society” took place on Wednesday 20 July 2022 between 7pm and 10pm at the Guadalinfo Centre in Cañete la Real (Malaga).
Firstly, the project CASYE was explained: what it consists of, what its objectives are, which partner organisations are part of it, which target groups it is aimed at and what documents and intellectual outputs have been developed within the framework of the project. To showcase the intellectual outputs, the project website was reviewed. In addition, a presentation was used to discuss the research that was carried out for the Spanish case.
Then, the best practices that have been collected in the IO1 were discussed, with emphasis on the 3 good practices from Spain. This topic was linked to the role of creativity and culture as a driver of change and the impact it has on society.
To this end, there were 2 interventions. The first speaker was Salvador Pendón Muñoz, who presented his book “La casa del lugá“, a book about the uses, traditions and customs of a rural society that would be nothing without the encouragement of the people, striving to the point of sacrifice, who were able to overcome the difficulties. 100% of the profits from its sale go to repairing the damage caused by a fire that destroyed Librerías Proteo, an emblematic bookshop in Malaga.
The second intervention was by Asprodisis, a foundation that works for full inclusion and has a special employment centre. They presented a sample of their painting exhibitions with pictures painted by their users, showing the value of art and creativity as therapy. They talked about the process, the artistic workshops they run and how they came up with the idea of exhibiting the results. In addition, they presented some of the paintings, highlighting one of them, the winner of the third prize at the national level, and told the life story of its author and how through creativity she had improved her behaviour.
The event was attended by young people, teachers – a relevant target group, as there is a subject in secondary education to promote entrepreneurship -, social educators working in centres with disadvantaged young people, entrepreneurs, employment training professionals, as well as youth technicians and political decision-makers at local and county levels, such as councillors for employment, youth and culture.