TOUCH Project

The  TOUCH Project is a an international partnership between Bulgaria (I3C and the FabriC Regional Cultural Center,Gabrovo), Spain (University of Design, Barcelona), and Denmark (Cultura 21 Nordic) and funded by the European Cultural Foundation. TOUCH spreads from 2011 to 2012, aiming the involvement of sight-impaired people in the creation and experience of visual arts together with professional artists and art students, co-creatively developing art pieces that will also in the future become part of a mobile tactile art gallery. The tactile art concept is being developed by Bulgarian artist Atanas Totlyakov and the methodology of inclusion of sight-impaired people in the arts is being analyzed and developed by Nadezhda Savova. The potential of the methodology is to spread among the I3C associated networks as a good practice and guidance for approaches towards social inclusion through the arts.