NICOLA ARTS

UK AND ITALY

NICOLA is a youth organisation, which promotes positive interactions within and between youth communities through creative opportunities and projects, in particular in areas of high crime and low provision of extracurricular and arts activities. Our projects encourage young people who may otherwise be involved in unproductive and potentially damaging activities, such as street crime, to take an exploratory journey into the world of arts, including dance, drama, music and fashion, thereby providing an outlet for their creativity.

 

NICOLA provides a supportive environment to allow youngsters to develop their talents and skills. The support provided will help to prepare them for finding suitable education and/or employment both in the artistic field and outside. NICOLA’s team is made up of highly experienced professionals.

 

By working closely with our target youth, our team of experts will provide an outlet for the young people’s creativity, and work to improve their social skills as well as encourage cultural, environmental and societal awareness. 

Giovanni Torrese

Biography

I'm a computer scientist. Now, I work as a trainer and as a European designer. I teach European design and Training Methodologies and Technologies.

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Do you have any experience in similar project?  

No Experience

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

I would like to gain new knowledge and skills.

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

I think it is strategic today to have a European vision and to be part of a European network. We need more European thinking instead of wrong-headed national egotism. This course can allow me to consolidate my way of working.

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

Today I'm trying to realize my business idea. In my professional experience I have dealt with the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises, in particular the management of technological innovation and technology management. My job as a European design trainer leads me to take care of business ideas, in particular the search for European funding for start-ups.

 

Achille Kempf

Biography

I am a photographer and also a graphic designer, I am into graphic art, silk printing and music production as well.

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Do you have any experience in similar project?  

Yes I participed in a international exchange project with Nicola UK this year, in London and Brazil. This project "Art Without Borders" was one of the best experience in my life, I met very nice and talented people, we did an amazing work together during this project.

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

I'm interested in discover new ways of doing and thinking. I can also sharing tips based on my past experience in marketing and communication.

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

I will do a photo report and share it on social medias.

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

I worked in a company as an Art Director during 6 years, now I 'm looking to start a business to promote art and music.

 

Biography

Background in digital marketing, and diverse experience and interest in youth work. 

Do you have any experience in similar project?  

No

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

interested in the training package and location. 

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

I expect the content of the training will assist in my work with youth. I also expect to learn/see something new from a new country/culture. 

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is encouraged in the UK. I have previously assisted a handful of young people set up their own businesses in the past.

 

Biography

I am a Chinese girl now doing the Master degree in the University of Surrey. I love travelling and photography.

Do you have any experience in similar project?  

I participated the Youth Exchange Programme related to the photography this April. During the time, I worked with my teammates to hold a exhibition in Lublin. It was my first programme when I knew some cool and nice friends. They have  professional skills on the photography. As a amateur, it was a great chance to practise. Participants come from different countries, it was also a chance to break culture shock, to be tolerant, to be caring, to be brave. All the things help us to learn from the daily life and to be responsible to the society and the world.

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

Honestly, I have never participated programme or activity about entrepreneurship. However, I used to be a vice president of the student union in the university, China. and gained some lead ship skills. Organizing activities among students and communicating with different people to help them solving problems, are the daily affairs of the role.  After this September, I will graduate from University of Surrey and to find a job. To participate this programme, I could know some skills about how to develop a career after graduation. I can also practise my English and make friends knowing different cultures. Of course, if anyone is interested in the Chines culture, I would like to share with him/her.

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

Knowing some skills about how to develop a career after graduation;
Practising my English and making friends
Knowing different cultures. 

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

To be responsible, creative, and honest

 
 

Biography

I am katya gagliano, I represent NICOLA italy and I'm leader of the Italian group. In life as well as taking care of the association I am an architect and I love art in general. I have a background as a dancer and actress.

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Do you have any experience in similar project?  

yes, I work with NICOLA Italy an uk from 2006.

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

I'm always interested in working with other associations and organizations, beyond the specific project.

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

I'm the leader of the Italian group and I represent NICOLA Italy

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

My knowledge about entrepreneurship is real, I am still a member of a company of design and interior design, I have worked on the foundation of the same even if I have to admit it was not successful for personal reasons.

 

Biography

I am a young graduate looking for a job that excites me, I recently left my job to choose a self-employment

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Do you have any experience in similar project?  

No

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

I love traveling and having new experiences

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

The training course I hope gives me essential indications for entrepreneurship methods and skills to allow me an independent job