The ELLA International Social Inclusion Music and Art Festival will take place between 26 – 30 of October 2014 in Kas/Antalya - Turkey.
Our festival which will bring together all kind of people from countries all over Europe aims at breaking up conventional role patterns of people – with and without disabilities – and to trigger awareness for disabled people’s abilities and their demand for suitable forms of education. The event is therefore based on international workshops of a 'special kind': People with disabilities will teach people without disabilities on all type of performing arts and sports. This 'switch of roles' will facilitate the mediation of participants skills in an unconventional: From teachers with disabilities to students without disabilities. All workshops will take 4 days and end in a final performance on stage at the final festival evening where teachers and students will proudly present their achievements. The workshops will further be accompanied by roundtables in which participants can reflect and interchange about their experiences in the project, as well as about the perceptions of people with disabilities in their countries. Last, a colorful range of side line events and activities (stands and know-how exchanges, meetings, as well as city tours, boat trips and many opportunities for music, arts and sports) guarantee the festival to become a joyful and productive 'coming together' for everybody, and a marketplace of related organizations from all over Europe.