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Performing and visual artists who want to find their places as professionals in the cultural sector need hands-on training provided by non-formal education. They need tools and skills enabling them to face complexity, not only intercultural and interdisciplinary open-mindedness but cross-disciplinary competences, and awareness of the contemporary artists’ role within community based projects and socially engaged artistic practices.

Routes to Employment. Arts and Culture as an enabler for growth is aimed at increasing the employability and life skills of young artists and creative workers, trained at formal and informal educational institutions, by accompanying them in the critical passage from education to profession. The project offers possible answers to the gaps in arts education and in the startup of artistic professions, by combining the open, flexible, holistic approach of the ROOTS & ROUTES creative education methodologies, with the training and advising system for the professionalisation of young artists and cultural workers developed by SMartBe. This will lead to developing and delivering on one hand:
• a transnational unified curriculum containing self-entrepreneurial training materials and methods, that includes personalised guidance, counselling and follow-up
• easy to handle guidance sheets where raw legal and administrative information is processed, to help artists and creative workers at the start of their professional path to face the complex nature of cultural work; this standard manual will consist of information material freely accessible online and will be adapted to national requirements.

In the pilot training activities implemented nationally, the approach to the technical, specialised skills will be embedded in a flexible non-formal setting aimed at
• enhancing the understanding of contemporary artistic culture as a field of organic and interconnected disciplines, skills, sensitivity
• investigating the relationship between contemporary arts and public sphere, and the artists’ role within community based projects and socially engaged artistic practices
• stimulating critical thinking and arousing awareness on personal responsibility towards oneself and the others when defining and pursuing one’s objectives.

In the second project year, three short term transnational joint training events will be organised for staff (managers and trainers) of all partner organisations, to exchange and test methods and practices in different contexts and with the involvement of selected professionals of the creative work sector. The confrontation, exchange and harmonisation of the various national pilot training experiences, as well as the thematic focus of the three train the trainers sessions - e-skills (networking and social media), transnational mobility awareness, contemporary arts and public sphere - will help developing a final trans-national unified curriculum based on learning outcomes.

Two sets of multiplier events will be organised in all partner countries. In the first project year they will be aimed at sharing and discussing the educational methodologies with local stakeholders and at collecting insights and recommendations for the trans-national unified curriculum; at the end of the project period, they will be aimed at disseminating in a creative way to a broader public the project’s results and achievements: according to the spirit of the partnership, methodological work and artistic expression will come together in site-specific public restitutions in form of installations, scenic talks, performances.

Date:

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2016

Contact person: sascha > Germany

Countries

| Germany | England | France | Netherlands | Spain | Italy | Belgium

Completed activities

R2E Multiplier Event Cologne February 2016

R2E Multiplier Event Cologne February 2016


Germany | England | France | Netherlands | Spain | Italy | Belgium

02.02.2016 - 02.02.2016

On February 2nd, 2016, the first German Multiplier Event in the “Routes to Employment” (R2E) project was held at Bühne der Kulturen, Köln. Among the 27 attendants were 3 young artists who had participated in the R2E residency 2015...

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Il Mestiere dell'arte - educational path

Il Mestiere dell'arte - educational path


Germany | England | France | Netherlands | Spain | Italy | Belgium

05.09.2015 - 13.09.2015

Among the 42 applications received, 16 young artists aspiring to become professional cultural entrepreneurs have been selected (dancers, musicians, performers, visual and multimedia artists). They will participate to the education...

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Routes to Employment Residency Cologne 2015

Routes to Employment Residency Cologne 2015


Germany | England | France | Netherlands | Spain | Italy | Belgium

17.08.2015 - 29.08.2015

Residency for young artists improving their professional skills and developing performances.

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IL MESTIERE DELL'ARTE

IL MESTIERE DELL'ARTE


Germany | England | France | Netherlands | Spain | Italy | Belgium

27.05.2015 - 28.05.2015

the relation between arts education, work, research, creative process: the legitimacy of the professional role of the artist Public seminar in the frame of the 22nd edition of Fabbrica Europa Festival Wednesday, May 27, 10 a.m...

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R2E Performance Cologne 2015



Performance from the project “Routes to Employment”, directed by Konrad Bohley. Camera: Peter Nwabuokei, Editing: Zenzi Faßbender.

Routes to Employment is funded by the EU programme ERASMUS+.

A 24Hz Festival 2015 production
Created at Urban Art and Media Exchange 2015: War and Peace

24Hz Festival 2015 is a ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. project in collaboration with BKB charity (www.bkb-charity.de).

24Hz Festival 2015 is funded by the city of Cologne (cultural department) and crowdfunded via startnext.
by sascha > Germany

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| Routes to Employment Residency Cologne 2015

Date:

01.03.2016

Category:

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