Comparative study of cultural, social and political context – research paper

The study / research paper will be based on in-depth regional and local need analyses of cultural, social and political contexts of target groups and communities (in Spain, Slovenia, Denmark and Croatia) and will include observation with participation, comparative analysis and analyses through research based on qualitative methods such as content analysis of primary and secondary written sources (professional literature, research papers, organizational reports, official documents, media reports, analysis of official data), individual and group structured and semi-structured interviews in order to obtain insight and analysis of need for creative and art-based social action, existing creative social action arts programs / practices and gathered data from different wider scopes such as EU and Euro-Mediterranean.

The study will also include, in terms of a qualitative case-study approach, numerous examples and personal stories and will provide the larger body of data based on photo-elicitation (using photographs, video, graffiti, and advertising) to illustrate the broader themes and address the key research questions.

We will reflect on the success and challenges that sought to gain a better understanding of the role of art’s programs, on impacts and meanings of art and creative programs in relation to wellbeing of people and sense of belonging, social inclusion, transformation, prosperity and development.