Associazione di promozione sociale PRO.G.RE.S.S. (PROGRESS Association)

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Main contacts

Phone: +39 328 9222791

Contact person
Legal representative

Franca Frigenti


Spreading art and art-therapy for the wellness of people to promote the integration of people using artistic tools for therapeutic and social purposes.

Creativity is a vital phenomenon, essential for everybody, it helps to ease tensions, to seek a different point of view, to communicate, to themselves and to others, emotions.

The activities that we propose aim to develop observational skills and insight and, through the use of materials and learning artistic techniques, experiment with a personal working method.

The purpose is to provide the minors a welcoming and safe space where you can enhance the creative process, the space of listening and the expressive potential of each participant. Creative activity can stimulate reflection on personal change and help to improve the quality of life.

  • The creative journey

Target groups: The project, addressed to teen boys and young adults takes in charge by social services  (USSM Florence) of all Tuscany. Teens and young adults aged 14 to 25 years.
Place/Facilities: Tuscany
Main actions: Course of art therapy, training a therapeutic group. The art therapy course was based on twelve meetings and included a preliminary day art therapy dedicated to the operators of the juvenile services.
Additional information: Progress works in the juvenile prison as an association between 2005 and 2008. The project described above was activated with the USPL and funded with 8x1000 of the Waldensian Church. The project "open studio" included the voluntary participation of minors, under criminal proceedings, in art therapy courses coordinated and carried out by a multidisciplinary team (art teacher, psychologist, educators and interior operators). It has changed over the years (name and some features) to access funding of the Tuscany region (2009-2013).
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