ABOUT

  • WHAT

    WHAT

    CONNECT is a Knowledge Alliance for Audience Development that promotes innovative cooperation between universities, institutions and enterprises in the cultural sector across Europe.
  • WHY

    WHY

    The purpose of CONNECT is to bridge the gap between teaching in the academic/higher education world and Continuous Professional development in the cultural sector for the promotion of best practices and a systemic growth of AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT.
  • WHO

    WHO

    The core partnership is made up of 10 partners from 6 European countries that have joined forces to CONNECT students and practitioners to the real-world job market by developing entrepreneurship and leadership skills. In addition to the main partnership, there’re also another 16 associate partners, expanding the scope of the project to other regions of Europe such as Sweden, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Norway, and beyond, such as in South Africa.
  • WHEN

    WHEN

    Over the course of 36 months, running from Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31 2019.

Our mission

  • Innovative training

    Innovative training

    To develop an innovative multidisciplinary training module mixing informal and formal learning methodologies and digital resources to introduce audience development theory, practice and philosophy; critical and reflective learning in the higher educational environment will be strongly linked to the real problems cultural organisations face.

    Innovation

  • Share knowledge

    Share knowledge

    To bring together the academic world and the professional world to share knowledge, practices and to test processes to find innovative ways to tackle the problem of the distance between the two worlds.

    Innovation

  • Quality research

    Quality research

    To advance the theory and practice of audience development through high quality research and learning;

    Impact

  • Leadership skills

    Leadership skills

    To enable both target groups practitioners and students to develop excellent transversal leadership skills, reflective practice, entrepreneurial mind-sets, equipping them to adapt to continuous change in the labour market.

    Impact

  • An E.U. Network

    An E.U. Network

    To involve policy-makers and relevant stakeholders together with academics and practitioners to start an EU network on AD work based learning programme

    Sustainability

  • Digital resources

    Digital resources

    To establish a digital resource supporting audience development internationally, by drawing on in-work practice and academic sources, in wider range of international contexts

    Sustainability

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    Collaborative exchange

    To promote co-operation and exchange of good practices between academics, students and practitioners at European level;

    Sustainability

  • Learning community

    Learning community

    To create a mutually supportive network and learning community of post graduate students, practitioners and academics

    Sustainability

 

 

PARTNERS

In addition to the main partnership, there’re also another 16 associate partners, expanding the scope of the project to other regions of Europe and beyond

 

 

In addition to the main partnership, there’re also another 16 associate partners, expanding the scope of the project to other regions of Europe such as Sweden, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Norway, and beyond, such as in South Africa.