NAIP: Training Artists Without Borders Erasmus Project

General information for the NAIP: Training Artists Without Borders Erasmus Project

NAIP: Training Artists Without Borders Erasmus Project
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Project Title

NAIP: Training Artists Without Borders

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Open and distance learning; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Entrepreneurial learning – entrepreneurship education

Project Summary

This project aimed at the modernisation of curricula and learning environment, through an interdisciplinary dialogue between higher education institutions in music and performing arts. The discourse took place within a consortium, consisting of three institutions offering the NAIP programme (European Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice), four higher educational institutions offering training in music and/or performing arts, as well as a professional partner in the field of performing arts.This project presents the opportunities offered by cross-border and cross-art collaboration as a tool for curricular innovation, with active participation of academics and students in the field of music and performing arts, as well as players from the professional field. The project’s progress and results have and will continue to be widely disseminated, thereby making a significant impact on higher education in the fields of music and performing arts in Europe and beyond. This partnership project consisted of several activities over a two-year period, focusing on developing: cross-art modules, mentoring as a tool for innovation, professional integration and talent development, and online learning approaches.The activities were in the form of two cross-art intensive study programmes, two blended mobility courses, three working groups, and two staff training events. The activities of the project were designed to develop new and sustainable curriculum structures, both in the physical as well as the virtual classroom, exploring the possibilities of new cross-art joint modules. The project utilized the international conversation and cross-fertilization in the partnership to enhance curriculum development, and create new approaches for creative collaborative learning in a cross-art setting. The project explored the advantages of an active dialogue between the professional field and higher education, as well as sharing and learning through a critical discourse between academic staff members of music and performing arts.This project built on experiences gained through previous partnership projects, which aimed at the development of creative collaborative learning in higher music education, emphasising enhancement of personal skills, self-confidence, community engagement, collaboration skills, improvisation, peer evaluation and reflection. In today’s professional environment of artists, the boundaries between subjects of art are becoming more and more blurred. As it was apparent that interdisciplinary skills are an inseparable part of working in the professional environment of music and performing arts, the higher education institutions were ready to respond to the students’ needs to train in a cross-art learning environment. This project has responded directly to this need, offering both teachers and students the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary discourse and activities.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 266532 Eur

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Project Partners

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen
  • Íslenska óperan