N-arts (non-intended arts) in Adult Education is a proposal for teachers, facilitators, trainers, and people interested in working with new approaches, methods, and techniques in the field of social inclusion / social cohesion.

N-arts is
• exploring the role of arts in connecting people, linking disciplines, and encouraging learning in adult education;
• highlighting the relevance of arts for the participant or student in adult education;
• proposing a methodic approach to observe, assess, and evaluate the impact and benefits of arts practice in adult education.

The project N-arts in Adult Education is an answer from the perspective of lifelong learning to the urgent challenges that our societies face today: cultural and social marginalisation and exclusion, migration, and ageing.

In facing these challenges, N-arts’ approach is participation, sharing common experiences, learning new skills. It is an open process where everybody is welcome to participate independently of talent, ability, experience, age, gender, race, ethnicity or social background.

N-arts should trigger an emotional response in adult students to capture their potential, to follow their motivations, and to connect with others.

The artistic process is traditionally directed towards the creation of “objects”, e.g. a painting, a choreography, a poem, an art intervention, and, as a practice, it requires continuous learning and developing of skills.

While using the same methods, N-arts’ focus on the reflective moments taking place parallel to the object creation. Connections and relationships established during the creative process to the "object" as well as to outside relevant issues define these moments.

N-arts It is the experience of melting emotion, learning and life.

If you are a teacher using N-arts you are going to focus on how the student is perceiving what he is doing, how he is doing it, what relationships and connections he establishes independent of the results.

The project N-arts is directed towards facilitators working in the broad field of Adult Education, focusing on people in disadvantaged situations. The aim is to strengthen the facilitators' position, providing tools to make visible their contribution to adult education and to support with solid arguments the value the arts have for social inclusion/cohesion.