WELCOME OUR NEW AMBASSADOR BEATRICE UMBRASAITE !!!
September 11, 2017
Ambassador in Vilnius, Lithuania
I am a student in Master of Cultural Management and Cultural Policy in Vilnius Academy of Arts. My master’s thesis studies the correlation between socially engaged urban art practices and social capital in a neighbourhood as explained by R. Putnam. Personally, I am interested in collaborative, neighbourhood art-making processes. Socially engaged art projects can help in forming healthy communities and foster mutual understanding which is the first step in learning how to live together in today's’ global cities that are constantly challenged by a number of social issues: stereotypes, stigmas, stratification, inequality and other. Community art projects open a space for creative dialogue and invite participants to play and create new ways of being together.