Austria Training Schedule Released | Registration Open!

Cross Cultural Sharing In Dance | Focus On Youth will take place as a hybrid event from 26 – 30 June, 2022 hosted by Xenia in Bludenz, Austria.


Sunday, 26 June, 2022

  • Keynote on Cross Cultural Sharing (Hybrid)
  • Theatre Performance


Monday, 27 June, 2022

  • Cultural Heritage and Multiculturalism Guided Tour and Workshop
  • Workshops: Inclusive Dancing and Singing
  • World Café:  Building resilient communities discussion and social event


Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

  • Keynote Discussion: Distrupting radicalization and extremism (Hybrid)
  • Workshop 1: Clown work
  • Workshop 2: Identity and inclusion


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

  • Intercultural Work in Museums
  • Field Trip to Bregenz and Dornbirn (Bus transfer included)


Thursday, June 30, 2022

  • Reflection and farewell


Training Goals

  • Learning how culture and community impacts art & culture opportunities in different places and people
  • Unpacking radicalization & extremism through the arts
  • Learning how to cultivate cultural safety practices in teaching & learning environments
  • Disrupting online hate & inequity in youth through the arts
  • Developing strategies to encourage youth participation in the creation of art & culture projects to create resiliency & character building
  • Developing strategies to use cultural as a tool for healing 


Event Locations

  • Spinnerei Klarenbrunn, Klarenbrunnstraße 46, 6700 Bludenz 
  • Klostertal Museum, Obere Gasse 11, 6752 Wald am Arlberg 
  • Würbel-Areal, Werdenbergerstraße 12, 6700 Bludenz 





Come to the Açores | Apply Now for October!

Our next training, Application for Choreology in Disrupting Behaviours, will take place as a physical event from 2 – 6 October, 2022 hosted by Município de Vila do Porto on Santa Maria Island, Açores, Portugal.



  • Because of limited flight access, we recommend submitting registrations by 30 June to ensure adequate transport to Santa Maria Island.
  • Please contact your ABMS host partner to better understand transportation requirements.


Understanding Choreology

  • Choreology (by Rudolf Laban) is the study of dance notation or aesthetic and scientific study of human movement by movement notation. In this first Santa Maria Island training, we will practice how to use choreology to encourage dance participation and establish positive routines, beliefs, and behaviours in vulnerable populations using the language of choreology.
  • How We Define Vulnerable: We define vulnerable people as those that have been historically and systemically underserved as well as those that are currently experiencing hegemonic inequities (physical, economic, or social).  In using the term “vulnerable,” we are not blaming or disempowering vulnerable populations.  Instead, we recognize the systemic barriers that prevent people from fully participating in society. We also note that a person’s proximity to hegemonic characteristics (e.g. white, urban, cis, heterosexual, wealthy, able-bodied, and thin) affects the degree of their vulnerability.


Training Highlights

  • Developing movement using choreology that is supported by mentorship in small groups and teaching practicums
  • Bus tour around Santa Maria Island
  • Boat tour around Santa Maria Island (weather permitting, additional fee required)
  • Dance performance by traditional Santa Maria folk artists
  • Contemporary music performances by local Santa Maria artists
  • Accommodations in traditional Santa Maria houses (protected cultural heritage sites)–limited availability
  • Vegan and vegetarian meal options featuring Santa Maria produce


Guest Trainers

  • Margaux Labossière is reconnecting with her Francophone roots & has reconciled with her womanhood & queer identity to find herself. Her journey of self-discovery inspires & enables her to use art to interpret & empower the stories of the diverse artists in her community.
  • Gwendolyn Mitchell has struggled with anxiety for most of her life. She has personal experience facing darkness & persevering. She draws on these experiences to inform her artistic practice: demonstrating emotional range through her physicality, dynamics, & facial expressions to help portray stories of the choreographer & the communities that she serves.
  • Kaitlyn Bass: Growing up Kaitlyn saw alcoholism affect her dad & sister. Kaitlyn’s experiences have exposed the powerful capacity for dance to heal, & have informed her ability to provide mentorship and support.





Germany Training Schedule Released

Cultural Safety and Cyberbully will take place as a hybrid event from 2 – 6 April, 2022 hosted by Netzwerk Kultur Heimet in Hildesheim, Germany. 


Saturday, 2 April, 2022


Sunday, 3 April, 2022

  • Tour through the district of Hildesheim 
  • Designing cultural work safely–a discussion


Monday, 4 April, 2022

  • Tour in Hildesheim, Nordstadt: Examples of outreach cultural work within a culturally diverse neighbourhood with Fraserwerk and discussion with Theaterhaus and Clara-Maria Scheim (Hybrid) 
  • Workshop 1: TheatreFragile: Mask theater with culturally diverse groups
  • Workshop 2: Björn von Lindeiner: Digital Media in Social Work (Hybrid)
  • Workshop 3: Ars Saltandi: Power of Words – A dance project with young people about cyberbullying


Tuesday, 5 April, 2022

  • Brunch and Networking Event
  • Lectures on Cyberbullying (Hybrid): Marek Fink (Zeichen gegen Mobbing e.V. – Signs against Bullying): “Cyberbullying and Youth”and Sylvia Jaki (University of Hildesheim): “Online Hate Speech”
  • Workshop 1: TheatreFragile: Mask theater with culturally diverse groups
  • Workshop 2: Björn von Lindeiner: Digital Media in Social Work (Hybrid)
  • Workshop 3: Ars Saltandi: Power of Words – A dance project with young people about cyberbullying


Wednesday, 6 April 2022

  • Reflection and Round Table Discussion (Hybrid)


Training Goals

  • Sharing engagement strategies to engage vulnerable populations
  • Discuss long-term equity issues and how to use art as an equalizer 
  • Discuss sensitive topics, values, and beliefs with trauma victims 
  • Consider ethical considerations and cultural appropriation in arts and cultural projects 
  • Share how pride through art and cultural experience can increase attachment to Europe and social inclusion 
  • Promote skills to create meaningful, reciprocal relationships to acknowledge negotiate and respect differing cultural perspectives, work views, and values 
  • Develop skills to promotive positive online behaviours in youth 





Second AMBS Training in Germany: Apply Now!


Our Second AMBS Training is in Germany and applications are open!


Apply Here


When: 2 – 6 April, 2022



  • Hildesheim, Germany, AND
  • Online
  • Applicants can choose to participate physically or digitally


This training is hosted by our partner, Netzwerk Kultur & Heimat, and is dedicated to two topics: Cultural Safety and Cyberbullying.



Who is This Workshop Residency For?

  • Artists, educators, youth workers, educational leaders, and support staff that work with vulnerable youth
  • Priority is be given vulnerable and underrepresented applicants.


What is it About?

Applicants accepted will learn and practice skills to

  • Address sensitive issues with affected groups through art and culture
  • Challenge the negative impact COVID has had on cyberbullying in youth


Participants Supports

  • Travel and accommodation for partner country applicants participating physically (PT, HU, AT, RS, ES), OR
  • Participation Fee for partner country online participants





Learn More About our Hungary Training Topics with Ziggurat

Flóra Eszter Sarlós | EMPOWERmental: November 12

How to integrate powerful new routines and rituals into your daily life using tools of art?

With Flóra’s collectives, Ziggurat Project, they work on the topic of community wellbeing, stress release and burnout prevention with different target groups (among them high school and university students, freelancer artists, teachers, NGO employees, etc) by using artistic tools based on movement (contact dance, improvisation, yoga), breathing techniques, theatre and art therapy. As Flóra leads workshops, she realised more and more how much it’s important both for us, professionals working with Youth, as well as for Youth themselves to create space and time where we can show fragility, where we can connect to ourselves or to each other, where we can reflect on our emotional balance and create a link between individual and community wellbeing. The workshop itself aims to give tools that can be further used in our own community (workplace, class, professional environment, group of friends, family, etc.) to integrate powerful new routines and rituals using tools of art.


Viktória Makra | Object theatre: November 13

Puppeting is the same age as humanity. At ceremonies, celebrations, “puppets” were often used, made from materials they found around them. A good example of this is the Cast out movie with Tom Hanks. With the development of imagination, we can make huge changes. This is what object animation is all about, the most basic genre of puppetry, where we bring inanimate objects to life. Object animation is recommended for all ages. In addition to the imagination, it develops spatial vision, coordination skills, and body consciousness.


Gergő Lukács | Collaborating through artworks: November 14

This workshop is a collective game with the purpose of getting to know each other’s views and help to get attuned to one another through the tools of different artforms.

One side of the workshop is to give the opportunity to express the same feelings and thoughts by the tools of speech, drawing, sculpting, body, and movement individually and in groups. The other aspect is to learn how to give positive messages and feedback to each other’s creations through collective evaluation.  

Throughout the discussion of individual opinions and the formulation of collective ones, participants can reflect on one another by bringing expressiveness and different views to the surface, further facilitating the understanding of each other, through collective work and forming standpoints collectively, participants could gain insight into how others think. 


More About Ziggurat Project.



Methodology Practice and Application for Vulnerable Populations Schedule

November 11: opening day of training 

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 PM | Official Opening: introduction presentations of the participating organisations, introduction of the training leader (Ziggurat Project)
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Panel Discussion about socially engaged art in our region


November 12: EMPOWERmental workshop

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM with a 20-30 minute break / open ending 


November 13: Object Theatre workshop

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM with a 20-30 minute break / open ending


November 14: Collaborating through artworks workshop

  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM with a 20-30 minute break / open ending


November 15: Closing day

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Roundtable Discussion: sharing good practices based on the workshops, talking about future prospects
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Presentations about future trainings


All times are in CEST.


About Ziggurat Project.


What You’ll Need

  • For every workshop please wear comfortable clothes
  • For Object Theatre workshop: 5 non-figurative objects
  • For the EMPOWERmental workshop: a small, private space (could be your room)



ABMS Training in Budapest

Applications for ABMS workshops are NOW OPEN!


COMING SOON: Our first ABMS training! Hurry and apply now (places are limited)!


TITLE: Merging Methodology & Practice | Applications for Vulnerable Populations


Our first training will be held online by our partner, Pro Progressione, in Budapest, Hungary and is available to you from anywhere in the world. Places are limited, so we invite you to send us your application as soon as possible.


Participants from our partner countries will each receive a participation fee for completing the training online!


WHEN? November 11 – 15, 2021


Sign Up HERE.


Training Activities

  • Presentation By Association of Independent Theatres in Hungary 
  • Panel discussion about socially engaged art in our region
  • Open presentation of Academy of Actors of Civil Change (Erasmus+ KA2 Program)
  • Movement, dance, yoga workshop by Ziggurat Project 
  • Object Theatre workshop
  • Collaborating through artworks workshop
  • Roundtable discussion & closing circle


Training Goals

  • Sharing youth-at-risk engagement tools from different genres
  • Creating a Toolkit for engagement strategies 
  • Promoting non-formal learning
  • Development of non-formal learning tools for youth-at-risk
  • Discussion on innovation and engagement
  • Discussion on cultivating new audiences
  • Presentation on digital and physical interactive dance programming



Applications Open!

Applications for ABMS workshops are NOW OPEN!


Today you can apply for 7 different workshops within the ABMS project:

  1. Merging Methodologies & Practice | Applications for Vulnerable Populations
  2. Cross Cultural Sharing In Dance | Focus On Youth
  3. Cultural Safety & Cyberbullying
  4. Thinking Critically | Disrupting Bullying With A Positive Lens Though Movement
  5. Creating Synergies | Partnerships and Concept to Realization Practices in the Organization of Socially Conscious Art-Making
  6. Applications for Choreology in Disrupting Behaviours
  7. Santa Maria Island Dance Festival


Apply here.


Workshops take place in six different countries, and this is your chance to be a part of the change you want to see! ABMS is led by 6 European partner organizations representing: Portugal, Hungary, Spain, Germany, Austria, and Serbia.

We invite artists, educators, youth workers, educational leaders, and support staff that service vulnerable youth to apply. Applicants can apply for all workshops or you can choose the ones that interest you the most! Priority will be given to those who represent vulnerable populations.

Up first, is our ONLINE Merging Methodologies & Practice Applications for Vulnerable Populations hosted by Pro Progressione in Budapest, Hungary.


DATES: November 11-15, 2021


Hurry and apply now, spots are limited!