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Dance space for inclusive practice.Invites people with and without disability to dance, teach,create and research celebrating the diversity

This project aims to create a cultural space overthrowing barriers for participation of people with disability.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The project consist in the design and construction for an inclusive Cultural space that can be accessible to all people who practice, teach, create and research around the movement and de diversity. Our first CHALLENGE is to design an space that considers the priciples of Universal Design to create and consolidate a cultural space. This space will bring the posibilites for people with and without disabilities to have access to cultural practices, gathering with others, creating and supporting projects around the diversity such as inclusive dance (teach, practice and perform), teacher trainings around inclusive work, National and international residences, group meetings, art exhibitions etc. At the moment in Bogota there are some organizations creating projects where people with and without disability come together, but there is not a Cultural Space that implements, reflects and host the diversity to create a more equal world (creating equal opportunities of participation) The second CHALLENGE is to create a platform were we can employ people with diverse conditions of disability to fill working places with a containing atmosphere such as teaching,cafeteria crew, guidance, librarian etc. People with and withouth dissability will come to the space to learn,work,research, practice, perform and see art in space that propose an accesible universal design space.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

People with disability of all ages interested in arts and cultural life that can find a place there to met others and participate in projects hosted in the the city of Bogotá Colombia Local Organizations working with people with disability that are in need of an inclusive cultural space.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

In Bogotá we don´t have and accesible space design for cultural practices were people with disability has no barriers to participate. Still we are dealing with architecture and social barriers that takes of opportunities to people to develop their citizenship. We believe in arts as a right and path that allow us to create a most inclusive community reflecting so in creating peace and prosperity to all people.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Pilot: I have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Inclusive movimiento it’s a non-profit organization created in 2012 in the city of Bogotá , Colombia. Its principal porpoise is to consolidate the field of inclusive dance and expand this inclusive vision in different fields of arts trough education, research and creative practices that allow us to resignify the relations between the notions of the body, movement and disability.

Expertise in sector

  • 5-7 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

For some years we have been promoting workshops and projects around the dance, art and diversity inviting to participate people with different physical, cognitive and sensorial conditions. Every time we plan to do it we find that there is not spaces designed or thought for all people. Also spaces were people have access are clinical or therapeutical,but not cultural or artistic, leaving a big part of population isolated and without options to participate in cultural life.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Our project propose to empower diverse communities, giving opportunities to participate in city life, specifically in a cultural space that host and offers opportunities of participation to those that had been excluded in society. Making a planet were diversity is not an issue but an opportunity to grow and create, bringing opportunities to all people will give us prosperity.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Inclusive Movimiento its the representative head in Colombia of DaceAbility International, therefore our project will be link with other danceAbility schools, companies and organizations that want to work with or trough us in Colombia. We already work in different projects with organizations such as PONES ( and other non-profit organizations that works with young and adults with different disabilities ( Fundación Milclaus) Also we have some collaborative work with some members from The collective group POLIMORFAS,a collective who works for the sexual and reproductive rights for people with disability. The community of artist, therapist, teachers and others involve and interested in research, train and create with the diversity. Posible networks: CORPORACIÓN SINDROME DE DOWN INSOR DANZA COMUN CORPORACIÓN CONCUERPOS FUNDACIÓN CÍRCULO ABIERTO

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

There is already people and organizations creating and working in different directions for a more inclusive community. They already have impact in the city, and supporting them will allow them to rich and motivate more others to participate. Also, the community of people that works together knocking down the frontiers between people with and without disabilities are giving an example to all community about the richness of the diversity. A very important subject in terms of peace making.

Geographic Focus

We want to project this space in the city of Bogotá Colombia

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

36 months 12,3 months : design and planning - search and get the area. 12, 3 months: construction: 6 months: implementation

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No


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