We are a non-governmental organization that develops work in prisons using literature and artistic experimentation as tools for social inclusion.
Cultiv – Association of Ideas is a non-profit organization, responsible for the project Poetry has no bars, which, since 2003, operates in Prison Establishments in Portugal, using literature and artistic experimentation as tools for social inclusion. Throughout its existence, Poetry has no bars has sought to be a complement to the daily work of technicians and education professionals, using art in the process of resocialization of the individual. We are also involved in raising awareness about justice and social inclusion and projects of community intervention, through art and literature.
Competence and Expertise Offered
Intervention model with groups of prisoners, using literature and other artistic paths as a form of self-knowledge and development of social and emotional competences. Awareness actions on the subject in schools. Articulation with the General Direction of Reinsertion and Prison Services, the public organism that manages the Portuguese prison system. Cooperation between national and international NGOs.
Other models of intervention through art and non-formal adult education.