ABOUT THE PROJECT
Education and work in prison are essential actions to foster the social reintegration of inmates and the Music for Freedom project aims to facilitate their activation through the creation of workshops and production spaces related to the artistic world of Hip Hop. This culture has proven to be a powerful means of involvement, awareness, and self-expression for young people with fewer opportunities all over the world and especially for those at risk of deviance, already sentenced or on probation.
Support well-being and personal expression, educational and rehabilitation processes of convicted young people through non-formal, musical, and technical education programs in European (and Turkish) correctional facilities.
Increase redemption opportunities for young people with criminal convictions or on probation, detention or postdetention through the development of occupational, artistic, and technological skills in the hip-hop market.
Improve the skills and intervention models of educators (generally youth workers) inside or outside of prison to incorporate and expand these music education processes in the criminal justice system.
Within the differences between national criminal justice systems, stabilise and increase the introduction of spaces/workshops for musical experimentation and production in correctional facilities, both those for juveniles (up to 18 or 22 years of age) and adults (18 and over).
Offer new professional and job opportunities to young inmates or former inmates, developing synergies and collaborations with music production and art companies.