Long-term artistic educational programmes

Of Soul and Joy, Thokoza, 2017 © Jabulani Dhlamini

Rubis Mécénat develops long-term social art initiatives by establishing educational artistic programmes based on the visual arts and design for young adults from disadvantaged communities in some of the countries where the Rubis is active.

These educational programmes function as creative platforms at the heart of local communities by offering to secondary school students as well as to out-of-school youth workshops led by recognised artists and general educational support classes so that they can acquire academic and artistic skills.

Three socio-cultural projects exist today: the photography project Of Soul and Joy, in South Africa (since 2012), the art project InPulse in Jamaica (since 2015) and the social design project Ndao Hanavao, an innovation and creation laboratory for social design in Madagascar (since 2018).