Social Innovation: Mother Tongues Festival
At many international festivals, English is the language to speak. Not so at Mother Tongues Festival, the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. It showcases the country’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry and connects people through the power of language. The program varies from workshops and panel discussions to exhibitions, dance, music, art, live performance, film, and storytelling across more than 15 languages. Read the whole story below.
This story is part of the EU-funded project FUSION – Festivals as Social Innovation Incubators. In FUSION, experts on festivals and youth work have joined forces to create a tailored suite of resources, so that festivals can realize their potential as platforms for social innovation. These include a good-practice guide with social innovation projects at European festivals, a how-to toolbox for developing projects specifically for festivals, and alliances between festivals and social innovation organizations. FUSION will enable young people/organizations to use festivals as a steppingstone to implement their own ideas, products and technologies for the benefit of society.