Cultural spectacle St. Leonhard

Topic area
Basic services, Leader, municipalities

Disaggregation level
Integration & Social Inclusion

Project region
Upper Austria

Local Action Group (LAG)
LAG Mühlviertler Alm

LE– Programming Period
LE 14–20

Project period
April 2016-Dezember 2016

EN - 19.2.1. Umsetzung der lokalen Entwicklungsstrategie

Project initiator
Arbeitsgruppe Kulturspektakel St. Leonhard

Short description

By culture, a good mix between traditional and contemporary and new culture is to be understood. Customs and tradition are still strongly brought to the fore, although various organisations struggle with major problems attracting young people. Creativity would be available to position new directions of art, but often the courage or the necessary money for a successful implementation is lacking. Particularly among children and young people the desire for new, alternative offers was great. This request was taken up by the working group Kulturspektakel St. Leonhard and offered under the same name an appealing and multi-part cultural programme in the form of workshops. All workshops were offered to the children and young people free of charge.

Point of departure

The Mühlviertler Alm and its member communities are characterised by a diverse culture which reflects the quality of life and identity of the region. The beautiful cultural landscape, which is sustainably maintained by the farmers, is an important basis for a high quality of life, tourism and economy. The Mühlviertler Alm is also CULTURAL AREA. Castles, churches, chapels, small monuments, stone formations and much more characterise the living environment and enable above all a touristic use. Unfortunately, the increasingly empty town centres are no longer seen as cultural highlights.

Targets and target groups

- Creation of a long-term, sustainable cultural programme for children and young people. 
- Fostering undiscovered potential of participating children and young people. 
- Raising public awareness of organisations and regional creators of culture 
- Preserving regional cultural heritage 
- Continuing: Cultural programmes and impulses for children and young people's own artistic creation

Project implementation and measures

Organisation and implementation of several workshops within the framework of the year-round "Kulturspektakels St. Leonhard" for children and young people:

- Creative and craft workshop 
- Dance workshop 
- Music/instrumental workshop
- Puppet play and writing workshop 
- Drum workshop

Results and effects

There are new opportunities for the inclusion of children and young people in cultural activities in the region.