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WELCOME

Thank you for visiting our site. Here we will keep you informed of the developments of 10CHILDREN, the worldwide art project that gives voice and a face to children and young people who grow up in poverty. Children that don't need our pity, but rather our sincere attention to their story. We are not avoiding the gravity and seriousness of their situation - after all it is unacceptable that so many children still live far below the poverty line. But we also celebrate their strength and creativity, their vision of society, their ideas for a better life.

 

In 10 cities in 10 countries, an international and local community of children, young people, professional artists, museums, theaters, film schools, as well as universities, humanitarian organizations and NGOs will work on various art projects: a performance, a documentary, a photo and visual art exhibition and an extensive education program. The stories of the children and their perspective are central. They are the authors and the experts.

 

We are not naive. We know art cannot change the world. But it can make these children's lives alive to us, loud and clear and, perhaps, encourage action. Take a look around this website. And if you have questions or want to do more, please contact us.


Liesbeth Coltof, Dennis Meyer

art for change

CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN
CAPE TOWN
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Beauty Bokwani)
CAPE TOWN (Beauty Bokwani)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children)
CAPE TOWN (The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CORPORATE IDENTITY (Rieks Swarte)
CORPORATE IDENTITY (Rieks Swarte)
CLEVELAND (School of Film & Media Arts)
CLEVELAND (School of Film & Media Arts)
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND (MOCA)
CLEVELAND (MOCA)
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAD (Boys&Girls Club)
CLEVELAD (Boys&Girls Club)
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DSC_0735 kopie

BOARD

Valentijn Ouwens

Lucien Kembel

Cobie de Vos


COMMITTEE OF RECOMMENDATION

Dieuwertje Blok

ACTIVITIES


2021


September 2

10CHILDRENmeetup

Meeting participants and exchange of experiences of the four 10CHILDREN projects (via zoom)


October

Funding meeting in the Netherlands


December

10CHILDRENdocuments

First results of the researches available



2022


April/May: New Ground Festival Cleveland (Ohio): workshop 


May: working visit Curitiba (Brazil)

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10CHILDRENdocuments

Posted 1 june


Part of 10CHILDREN are the 10CHILDRENdocuments. In each city where 10CHILDREN takes place, we investigate the subject of 'poverty and children' from different angles. The result is an extensive article in each city and a great diversity of inspiration material for the different artists collaborating in the project. In Curitiba, our project leader Michele Menezes (Pró Cult Eventos e Projetos Culturais) is hard at work collecting material on 'poverty and the Indigenous community'. In Cape Town, Faye Kabali-Kagwa and Yusrah Bardien of ASSITEJ SA are working on 'poverty and absent parents' and in Cleveland Courtney Hutchinson is working on 'poverty and health'. As soon as a paper is ready, it will be shared through our website. 

RESEARCHING CHILDREN'S PERSPECTIVES

Posted 1 June2021


How do you put children's perspectives at the center of an art project like 10CHILDREN? We believe that you can only do that when you put the child in the middle of the world and when you show an interaction between adult artists and children. It is about a balance and exchange between the perspective of children and adults and not just the perspective of the children. And in such a way that children really feel seen and heard. There is a lot of experience on which such a collaboration between children and adult artists can take place. To support the artists within 10CHILDREN, German artist/researcher Ingo Tomi is investigating different methods how adult artists and children can work together to collect and develop material for a project like 10CHILDREN. The research will be completed in September 2021.