The Art, Community and Environment Center works in cooperation with the Anat (Art Gives Contribution) movement, which was founded by Danielle Natalle Kind, who also serves as the Center’s activity manager. ANAT movement has been working with the Scouts Movement for the past 12 years, and has now expanded their work to include Inspiration. Former ANAT participants who had just finished a year of civil service, were hosted at the center. These young activists worked and promoted artistic activities in collaboration with local communities, educational institutions, and individuals from the area. Together with these groups the ANAT members helped put on a Hanukah play with the Kindergarten children of Beit Zera, built a tree house on Inspiration’s property, and hosted an open stage for young artists.
Art as a learning and expressive tool
The Scouts Movement’s “Service Year” volunteers, who live in a commune in Nazareth Illit, held routine activities with Inspiration in the schools of the Jordan Valley. In collaboration with the regional school Shahaf for special needs education, and Degania, the two organizations worked in tandem to advance art and leadership. The members led workshops on acting, visual art, and music along with education classes and one-on-one tutoring sessions with the children of the valley.