Balint is a sociologist and a musician. He leads community music workshops mostly for Roma youngsters in Hungarian segregated villages. He believes in the democratization of the right for culture and art-creation and considers applied art to be a great tool to enhance self-esteem and creativity.

Through the method of collective creation he tries to make youngsters aware of their own perspectives and their joint interests. He believes that teenagers are experts of their own life and they have a lot to tell about themselves and their community.

To learn more about Autonómia Foundation’s work in Szúcs-bányatelep, visit their website here. To read more about Balint’s methodology, click here