• Fix Small Art
  • Erasmus

Project Overview

The project Fix Small Art main objective is to examine and moderate different art methods and techniques supporting social tolerance practices and adult education for people with learning disabilities and mental illness, helping their social and personal empowerment enhancing the training skills of their teachers. The project supports the social workers and trainers to create and connect art techniques with training methodologies making possible the empowerment of people with learning disabilities and mental health to develop their communication skills, social status and personal responsibility.


  • To promote the art as a therapy to recovery people with learning disabilities and mental illness.
  • To promote the social engagement of the target group by developing social skills through their participation in this kind of activities which in turn will enable them in searching / applying for a job.
  • To promote the creativity giving the participants the opportunity to explore and developing knowledge offering possibilities of expressing oneself by using several different techniques
  • To establish a common strategy between professionals that work in the field of mental health and disabilities by developing a basic guide on working with art and paper crafts with people with learning disabilities and/or mental illness
  • Creating capacity building to work in art activities with people with disabilities and mental illness via Art Investigation lessons and Art Making lessons
  • Develop a pilot training programme to test the training content
  • Develop a MOOC containing the previous program
  • Virtual piloting of the MOOC course
  • Dissemination activities including 7 Multiplier Events, attracting +200 participants

Target Groups


  • People with disability (PWD): adults with learning disabilities &mental illness
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • People with mental retardation (informal called “mental retarded” or MR)
  • People with mental health disorders (people with mental health issues, metal diseases or mental illness have a psychiatric)


  • Social workers
  • Professionals working with disabilities
  • Employment specialists, employment consultants, professional representatives , job developers, job-site trainers and Job coaches
  • Community rehabilitation providers
  • Students in social work


Fix Small Art will produce the following outputs:


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Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.

― Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art

Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.

― Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art