From 23rd to 27th august, 40 international artists and cultural managers from seven countries, who are part of the ClowNexus project, met in Vienna, Austria, for the official Kick-off meeting.
The Healthcare Clowning International Meeting is a conference which aims to present the latest studies and insights from healthcare clowning and the effects of humor in medical and social environments.
Christophe Dumalin, Artistic Development Director of RED NOSES Intenational and Artistic Lead within the ClowNexus project, talks about how to engage with children with special needs.
With the freshly started Clownexus project, which involves eight European Healthcare Clown Organisations, we aim to facilitate access to culture and artistic clown activities for vulnerable groups. The main beneficiaries are people living with dementia and children having to cope with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).