Learning Trajectories - Handbooks

01/12/2023
Online

Learning Trajectories handbooks are intended as a resource for any organisation that wishes to develop a professional development programme with the aim of helping live art workers to broaden their thinking, practises and networks beyond national borders.

The first document Designing professional development programmes with an international focus helps you focus on the process involved in designing – or redesigning – the best possible framework for individuals to experience creative, relational and business growth in an international context.

Our hope is that this ‘cookbook’ will be something that you can refer to repeatedly over the course of your own design process; that it will help you and your collaborators to guide your thinking and to ask yourselves pertinent questions. It is founded on extensive research about existing programmes in various countries and includes a selection of relevant examples. However, our aim is not to look backwards at what has already been done, but to help you look forward and build what’s to come.

The second document Establishing country resources and documentation for live art programmes seeks to provide some concrete advice and discussion points to international development programme organisers on how to create and circulate meaningful resources to participants to help them prepare for their mobility experience.

This handbook gives step-by-step guidance to help establish relevant documentation as part of the support material provided to participants and addresses critical points that should not be overlooked.

The third document Designing and intermediating professional mobility experiences for live art workers highlights the relevance of cross-border cultural mobility and its impact on the professional and creative development of artists and culture professionals. Undertaking a mobility experience helps participants embrace diversity and test approaches outside a familiar environment.

In order to maximise the experience, mobility needs intermediaries who facilitate participants’ experiences in an inclusive and accessible way. These intermediaries provide access to new professionals, stakeholders and markets, taking care of mitigating possible cultural, social and physical barriers. This handbook aims at raising questions in order to enhance the quality and success of the mobility experiences, see them from a different angle and contributing to sustainable, accessible and inclusive practices.

Handbooks are targeted primarily at performing arts professionals and organisations. Specifically, it is aimed at:

  • trainers and mentors of intermediary organisations providing expertise to cultural managers, producers and artists who seek to operate internationally but who still lack the tools and methodologies to do so;
  • cultural managers, producers and artists seeking to develop their capacity to operate in a European or international context and who currently have limited experience or who need to strategize their approach in a better way;
  • European networks and platforms that support the international capacity of their members to operate in a European or international context and that have limited experiences or a need to strategize their approach in a better way.

Learning Trajectories – advancing European performing arts mentoring programmes – is an ERASMUS+ funded project, coordinated by EUNIA (Sweden), in collaboration with FACE (France), Matera Hub (Italy) and On the Move (Belgium).

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