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AMASS – Acting on the Margin – Arts as a Social Sculpture

Research at Charles University

Project H2020: AMASS – Acting on the Margin – Arts as a Social Sculpture (2020 – 2023)

Culturally marginalised and / or socially underprivileged groups will express their problems and collaborate on finding solutions through innovative arts education practices. Artists and art educators will be sensitised for and gain experience in catalysing social and educational empowerment. New methodologies developed will be used in their future educational and artistic work.

Tackle exclusion and various forms of poverty by formulating, experimenting with and testing innovative art-based practices aimed at mutual understanding, dialogue and civic participation.

Main topics of the research

  • Developing multidisciplinary methods for capturing, assessing and harnessing the societal impact of the arts.
  • Reducing isolation amongst women, children and minority groups from peripheral EU regions through various forms of participation in the arts.
  • Educating women and children through various educational models and philosophies
    of participation that are informed by arts-based approaches.
  • Evaluate and develop new policy frameworks for using arts to overcome societal challenges
  • Valuing and learning through alternative knowledge systems with the purpose
    of decolonising institutions, enable communication and implement policies.
  • Prioritise, recognise and promote the value of creativity within the peripheries of Europe. Acknowledge creative potentials and act on creative opportunities. Render audible and visible the voices from positions of marginality.
  • The integration of the arts in the strategic overall and regional goals and policy making processes of the EU that relates to the fight against exclusion, tackling a variety of poverty issues (cultural, educational, skills and so on), and youth unemployment.

Team leader

doc. Marie Fulková


Charles University
Faculty of Education
doc. PhDr. Marie Fulková, Ph.D.
T: (+420) 221 900 280


Univerzita Karlova v Praze