VIDEO OF ADESTE´S SUMMER SCHOOL DAY 5
ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School "Empowering audiences, reimagining culture" is the first one of a series of 3 that will be developed in 2019 // 2020 // 2021, in the framework of the ADESTE+ project. It was from September 23 to 27, 2019 at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
The ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of audience development and invites them to engage proactively with participating organizations, practitioners and experts.
This is the fifth day video:
ADESTE+ IS ABOUT QUESTIONS WHERE ARE WE? WHAT NEXT? QUESTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
Alessandra Gariboldi and Anne Torreggiani
CLOSING SESSION: THIS WEEK’S JOURNEY
VIDEO OF ADESTE´S SUMMER SCHOOL DAY 5
In June 2018 Melting Pro welcomed the Connect partners in Rome for the final review of the theoretical modules, teaching methods and a train the training on mentoring lead by Adrian De La Court and Sian Prime of Goldsmith University of London.
Taking the opportunity of the European colleagues’ presence in our city, Melting Pro in collaboration with the Culture Department of the City of Rome, and the Istituzione Sistema Biblioteche Centri Culturali organised an event “Connect Rome - Conversations on Audience Development, Cultural policies and Higher Education".
Local cultural professionals attended the event at the Library Institute of Rome, a long-standing and active cultural organisation next to the famous Villa Borghese. The event was organised by Melting Pro and the project partner CKI in collaboration with the municipality of Rome.
This report shares the outcomes of those conversations around four themes, which are central to the training delivered within the Connect project:
Skills and training needs
The key questions that were discussed were:
· How can cultural organisations become more relevant?
· How can they be part of building a different future?
· What skills do cultural professionals need to develop?
· How can we understand our audiences?
The event was labelled as a European Year for Cultural Heritage event since it aimed also to reflect on how audience development could make cultural heritage more relevant to audiences, more connected to their needs, more inclusive and sustainable in the long term.
We are hopeful that readers will find the outcomes useful for their job in becoming more audience focused.
The present document lists the recommendations carried out within the validation framework of CONNECT, a Knowledge Alliance Erasmus+ project (2017-2019). The validation activities are strictly related to its main output, the Twin-Track Programme (TTP) that was designed and implemented in 5 countries of the Consortium: Spain, Denmark, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom.
The first 10 recommendations are related to validation and general teaching in both curricular, academic, university-based context and the continuous professional learning context related to non-university teaching and training organisations. Recommendations 11 to 27 consist of more precise issues pointed by the consortium partners that might be seen as more detailed recommendations and guidelines for reflection and change in the practice-oriented teaching and training.
This report is a summary of the results of the monitoring and evaluation activities carried out during the CONNECT over a period of 36 months from 1/01/2017 – 31/12/2019.
It is an attempt to narrate what has been happening, it probably reflects the complexity of the project and what we have achieved, less all the encounters, the serendipity moments, the tough parts and the good parts, that everyone involved from the project consortium contributed to.
We thank all the directly involved 165 beneficiaries: 63 students from Arts/Heritage/Culture Masters’ courses, 61 practitioners from 21 museums, 18 theatres, 6 cultural centers, 5 festivals, 4 orchestras, 3 libraries, 1 historical archive and 12 other types of cultural enterprises from Denmark, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK. In addition, also 41 mentors, expert in audience development and cultural management, to support the students and practitioner during the learning programme and all the other stakeholders that supported us through this journey.
The twin track programme reflects the density and the diversity of the cultural sector across Europe, which is seen as a valuable aspect of the sector and the project.
This report has been bone By Melting Pro in collaboration with the external evaluator DISAMIS.