Mobilizing Citizenship is an art and educational program aimed at future adults aged 12–16 based at Kunsthall Stavanger, a contemporary art institution in Stavanger, Norway.
During four weekend workshops spanning one semester, a group of future adults collaborate with artists and are introduced to artistic strategies and methods. One of the main goals of the project is for the participants to build a sense of ownership of their own surroundings and see themselves as autonomous agents with the possibility to have a voice in public discourse.
Started in the spring of 2018, Mobilizing Citizenship seeks to explore what collaboration can mean in the context of future adults working with professional artists and designers within an art institution.
One of the main goals of the project is that the participants will build a sense of ownership over own voice, and identity, seeing themselves as autonomous agents with the possibility to partake in public discourse. The participants are given access to tools and methods aimed at building ownership of one's own surroundings, with a focus on how future adults can use artistic strategies to speak up and out.
Curator: Kristina Ketola Bore
Project Manager: Marisa Molin
Youth Worker: Trine Ottosen
Mobilizing Citizenship is made possible due to the generous support by the Arts Council Norway, Nordic Culture Point and Rogaland Fylkeskommune.