Learning Trajectories – Internationalisation Programmes Upgraded

2020 - 2022

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.

Thanks to the support of the Erasmus+ programme, FACE together with Eunia (Sweden), On the Move (Belgium) and MateraHub (Italy) 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.

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.

Legal seat: Onda – 13 bis, rue Henry Monnier – 75009 Paris – France