Current Projects

FACE encourages the cultural field to develop formal and informal collaborations in order to answer immediate needs, but also to tackle new challenges related to the future development of their work – such as the use of digital technologies, innovative approaches to audience engagement, or the testing of new business and management models.

SHIFT - Shared Initiatives for Training (2019-2021)

FACE is part of SHIFT, a new Erasmus+ project gathering nine European platforms. Coordinated by the European Music Council, the project began in December 2019 and runs until December 2021.

In today’s rapidly changing world, one of our great challenges is to create a path to more sustainable societies – and to do so by working together to face global challenges such as climate change, gender equality, and the inclusion of minority groups. Arts and culture play a recognised role in shaping societies and have the potential to significantly contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all, as demanded by the UN in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project SHIFT aims to provide training and skills for cultural leaders who work in cultural networks. These leaders will be empowered to implement the needed changes – to make the cultural shift – and to pass knowledge gained through the project on to leaders and staff members within their network, as well as to those in the broader cultural sector. Over the course of this two-year project, partners will also produce online manuals and guidelines on the following themes: Cultural Leadership, Climate Change, Gender and Power Relations, and Inclusion.

The project is coordinated by EMC - European Music Council and gathers: ECA-EC - European Choral Association - Europa Cantat, ELIA - European League of Institutes of the Arts, EMCY - European Union of Music Competitions for Youth, FACE - Fresh Arts Coalition Europe, IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts, IMC - International Music Council, OTM - On the Move, and TEH - Trans Europe Halles.

News related to current projects are posted in Upcoming Activities.

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