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Break the Fight! Action works to reduce school bullying and combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities.

Break the Fight! Breakdance against school bullying

Helsinki, Finland
Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities. Break the Fight! – Breakdance against bullying is a set of art education actions launched by the Arja Tiili Dance Company already in 2014. The action includes open art workshops in schools for 6th–9th graders and professional dance performances.
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Break the Fight!

“Enhancing social inclusion through hip hop culture.”

Sofia Laine "Title of docent" in Youth Research (University of Tampere).

What we do?

Break the Fight! provides art educational workshops and performances to municipalities; schools and youth centers. Hip hop is used to promote non-violence in schools. School students take part in hip hop workshops (breaking, rapping, dj/beatboxing and graffiti art), try out new forms of self-expression, and discuss bullying in schools.

Why we do it?

Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities.

The Government Programme [7] (2019-2023) emphasises (as did the previous one) the importance of wellbeing opportunities offered by the Culture field. The goal is to bring culture closer to everyone by increasing the amount of art on show in places that are easily accessible to all, such as public spaces and institutions. Access to culture is carried out by incorporating it into children’s and young people’s daily lives, such as activities offered before, after and during school days. One of the main actions is a regular nationwide survey on free-time activity wishes (for more information, visit Youth Wiki/Finland 8.3 National Strategy [8]). The emphasis on accessibility highlights that a lack of funds, nor any otherfactor, need not become an obstacle when it comes to participating in cultural activities, and that wellbeing opportunities for wellbeing offered by the cultural field ought to be recognised.


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Target Group
17 000
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1
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2014
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Not-for-profit
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12- weeks workshops at schools with breaking, dj/beaboxing, rapping and graffiti art instructors. Workshops at youth centers, BTF - events, performances and workshops in shopping centers, festivals, theaters, city events and block parties. Education to Break the Fight! model can be ordered.
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Break the Fight! Nuorten hip hop- tapahtuma Isossa Omenassa 10.12. 2016
Break the Fight - Breaking Borders!
BREAK THE FIGHT! GET 2 GETHER! 18.9.2020 - PROMO

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