Learning Trajectories – Internationalisation Programmes Upgraded

01/11/2020 - 30/10/2022
Europe

FACE together with Eunia (Sweden), On the Move (Belgium) and MateraHub (Italy) have been granted by the Erasmus+ programme to implement an exciting project dedicated to rethinking internationalisation programmes.

The arts and culture sector in Europe are a recognized contributor to addressing some of society’s most pressing issues. The sector’s infrastructure includes artistic organisations, networks, research and training providers, both formal and informal. Artists and culture professionals are encouraged (or do not have a choice) to internationalise their careers in order to increase their long-term (financial) sustainability. Sometimes public and private bodies support their capacity to work abroad, by supporting their mobility, organizing info sessions, or circulating resources, etc. However, these strategies, aiming at increasing financial growth for artists and cultural professionals', are seldom well-translated into structured action plans, information and training programmes, or mentoring/tailor-made coaching.

Covid-19 has dealt a massive blow to the sector, the financial fallout of which will have repercussions for many years to come. International mobility, as a central component of the professional trajectory of artists and culture professionals, is heavily impacted. Learning Trajectories aims at providing innovative methodologies on how to operate internationally, develop key skills and strengthen networks, also contributing to the recovery /survival of the culture sector in Europe.

Together, partners will:
- Develop new working methodologies to encourage international prospection as a solid strategy to be embedded in mentoring schemes;
- Increase the artists & culture professionals’ capacity/ability to operate internationally, particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis;
- Design practical guides based on the testing of an innovative curated prospection programme to help mentors contributing to internationalisation schemes;
- Provide opportunities to exchange good practice, engage in internal staff development, and upgrade the quality of mentoring programmes for artists & culture professionals;
- Develop a dynamic setting where we can address the challenges ahead, in our respective contexts and at a European level.
 

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