SHIFT - Shared Initiatives for Training

2019 - 2022

FACE was part of SHIFT Culture, a new Erasmus+ project gathering nine European platforms. Coordinated by the European Music Council, the project began in December 2019 and ended in January 2022.

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 aimed to provide training and skills for cultural leaders who work in cultural networks. These leaders were 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 also produced resources, handbooks and guidelines on the following themes: Cultural Leadership, Climate Change, Gender and Power Relations, and Inclusion.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The project was 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.

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