The ARTCO model was first applied to Inuit and Cree children in the side-by-side communities of Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui.
In 2011, two different groups of schoolchildren participate in a series of creative workshops lead by professional guest artists. Through a multidisciplinary process, the children use ARTCO iPods to create multimedia, upload and share it wireless through the ARTCO website. The workshops conclude with a multimedia exhibition open to the entire community.
In 2012, dancer Mennatalla Shawki travels to the community to give the children workshops in Egyptian dance and to continue to engage and encourage them to create new recordings and expand their dialogue using the iPods and the ARTCO website.
Based on success, challenges and lessons learned from this experience in Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui, ARTCO is currently designing a new platform to better showcase the children's work, foster more meaningful interactions among the different participants, and are looking into reproducing the project in other communities and expending the discussing to other children.
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