Tools & Tips

On this page you will find inspiration for working on basic social skills with diverse adult target groups. The B.I.G. D.E.A.L. partners are sharing tools and tips here, and giving examples. Just browse and learn. Feel free to use any of this in your own practice!

(Updated regularly. Please, come back for more.)

Looking At Art


Magda Milewska (Pos, Poland) explains how looking at pieces of art can help people

  • make associations
  • listen to each other
  • talk and discuss what they see
  • observe details
  • work together

The Duel

Rudy Goes (Theater van A tot Z, Belgium) shows an exercise that makes people

  • focus
  • use their senses and feel each other's 'vibes'
  • work together
  • move simultaneously
  • become team players

The Privilege Walk

This activity helps people

  • become aware of the various privileges they might possess
  • start a discussion about diversity and inclusion

The Big Deal partners did this activity in Antwerp under the guidance of Peter Schoenaerts (Theater van A tot Z, Belgium)

    Download our free guide to organize a Privilege Walk.

    Story of Acceptance

    Our international educators joined forces with people suffering from mental disabilities, to tackle prejudices and stigma in a theatrical setting, under the guidance of Lovro Krsnik (Centar Za Kulturu Tresnjevka, Croatia)

    A devised play can help people:

    • work together
    • work on self-acceptance
    • become team players
    • become tolerant

    To be continued...