The peculiarities of artistic activities empowering addicted individuals

Irena Žemaitaitytė, Rasa Urbšienė


The main goal of the research paper is to analyse aspects how to plan and to run the artistic activity to be a tool for drug-addicts resocialization and to find out impact possibilities for individual change that influences social integration.
The research object: the implementation of art activity in the communities of drug addicts.
Main findings: Personal growing is the main factor of resocialization. Creative activity is an important element of this growth. The research shows a lack of skills of cultural manager’s and social worker’s skills to run the art activity in social field and a lack of information about social impact’s opportunity of artistic activity. The art activity for social change can work on underlying policy issues and socio-cultural project’s method can spread financial potentiality of culture activity and influence partner’s network in socio-cultural area. The research has affirmed the hypothesis that socio-cultural projects organized by Lithuanian culture managers and social workers can be used as effective measures for drug-addicts resocialization.


artistic activity; social-cultural projects; resocialization; empowerment

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789