How to join us

This project is open to all organizations (state, municipal, NGOs, grassroots etc.) that are able to facilitate the production and collection of paintings done by newcomer children, living in any European country, between the ages of 6 and 18.

Registration

If you would like to participate, please complete the registration form,  or contact [email protected], in order to receive your own access code (username/password) with which you will be able to upload and manage your content. It may take up to 48h for registration to be confirmed by our curators.

Moreover, we recommend you read the Exhibition Manual to find out more about how to organize an exhibition and use the Colours of a Journey platform.

Communication between the digital curation team and the facilitator(s) of each structure will require the following data. This data will not be visible to the public and will be handled with care (see below).

Structure’s name // Country/ City/ Town/ Village // Full name of responsible person for uploading content and correspondence with the project facilitators and contact details: e-mail address, telephone (optional) //

Login

When you receive your username and password, this means your registration is completed and you will be able to login with this information. The platform also provides you with a personalized profile for your structure. After login, you will be able to manage your own content.

Content creation

We are sure that the facilitators of each organization will find creative ways to materialize the Colours of a Journey project, for example, by organizing a workshop (or workshops) about images, thoughts, experiences, fears and dreams about the past, the present and the future. All practices must be in line with the ethical code (link).

We propose using A4 size paper because it is easier to find, scan and photograph.
Colouring, drawing and texture techniques are of your choice. Use whatever is available to you. Keep in mind that glossy materials can create shades and shines if photographed and not scanned.

Uploading content

Drawings can be scanned or photographed and uploaded on the platform. The resolution of the pictures has to be minimum 72 dpi resolution, with minimum dimensions 1200 pixel width (height is almost every time proportional and works.)

In general, we would like to avoid using photos from smartphones – if this isn’t possible, please use the best available device, preferably bought 2015 onwards, from 8MP camera or more.

Each picture should have the following information visible (data given by the children and posted by the facilitators of each structure):

Give an alias or a nickname to yourself! – nickname or alias of the creator of the picture Alternatively, use the first name of the child.

How old are you? – age of the creator

Where are you from? – country of origin [additionally city,village (optional)]

Where are you now? – country of residence at present [additionally city,village (optional)]

Where would you like to be? (optional) – favorable destination, additionally city, village (optional)

Select attribute of the picture uploaded: present // past // future

There is a field open for comments of the creator that you can fill up (optional).

Do not forget to tick the box “I have read and comply with the ethical code” before uploading.

Every registered structure has the possibility to upload and manage only their own content. Keep in mind that it could take up to 48h for the works to appear online since, in order to make sure that the ethical code and the technical requirements are followed, confirmation from the facilitating/curating team is required.

Note about use and security of private data: the security of data is guaranteed by Sociality (link) and the use of data follows the ethical code (link).

The digital photos of drawings and all the content included in the platform are under Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.(CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

About the Project

Our primary objective is to create a digital platform (archive) – that will host “stories” of refugee and migrant children. The platform is designed to collect and exhibit paintings and illustrations done by children between the ages of 6 to 18 and addresses all kinds of supportive structures.

This project is facilitated by transform!europe, change4all, Euroculture Network, SOSRacism Portugal and ARCI.

Read more about the Project | Read our Code of Ethics