It should be noted that while all project partners will contribute to the production of each intellectual output, each output is led by one partner. Certain outputs, for reasons of shared expertise or geography, will see a stronger bilateral cooperation between two partners.
The development of each output will be supported by the implementation of different activities, and include test runs and evaluation. Each activity will focus on one theme, though it is given that, with interconnections inherent to the field of music management, some may overlap with others (such as audience development and festival management).
Intellectual Output 1
The online course was comprised of 12 online live sessions, each provided by an expert. These “webinars” took place once a week between October and December 2017. The last webinar will be shown in January 2018. Register here.
At the end of the project period, a model for online learning will be developed. This result will be disseminated and is for you to freely use or develop further.
This activity will be led by the Cyprus Centre for Research and Study of Music.
Intellectual Output 2
YEMP (Young Event Management Programme) is an existing training model for young managers in the choral world. A group of young managers are selected to attend a major festival a week before it starts for a weekend of “theoretical” training. They are then placed in different departments of the festival, with responsibility, and do “on the job training”. They have “coaches” who visit and advise them and to whom they turn in case of difficulties/questions.
YEMP will be adapted for STAMP as a model training activity in festival/event management. Over 5 days, participants from the STAMP partnership will be trained to implement a YEMP programme. This staff training will be combined with the “usual” YEMP, in which a group of 5 young managers from project partners coming from outside the choral world follow a YEMP course (joining others selected from outside the project). The goal is to see how YEMP can be adapted to other sectors and ultimately allow others to develop their own YEMP trainings beyond the duration of the project and beyond the project partners.
Intellectual Output 3
In early October 2017 Croatian and International music professionals came together to hear about new research provided by expert Irma de Jong and share their best practices in audience development. Drawing on these exchanges a handbook will be developed in 2018 to provide you with innovative audience-building techniques.
Intellectual Output 4
Inclusive Music Activities for Youth:
This activity targets the development of a model for working in music for disadvantaged youth. Various aspects will be explored to find a model for music making, pedagogy and intersecting fields (i.e. music therapy, applied ethnomusicology, etc.). This activity starts in 2018.
Intellectual Output 5
Workshop on International Networking and Cooperation:
A 5‐day workshop hosted by the Latvian Music Council in the innovative Cesis Concert Hall provided training for staff of music organisations to develop their international cooperation ideas. The course focused on developing skills in working with other regions and nations, and improving networking as a tool for increasing a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. After one week of intense input by experts and work in groups the participants left with a more clear outline of their project and even some new project ideas. Read a detailed workshop description here.
The methodology applied to the production of intellectual outputs is deliberately inclusive of a variety of approaches: they will be developed through a diverse range of peer to peer learning activities ranging from roundtable discussions, workshops, lectures and various interactive exchange sessions. Comments and suggestions from trainers and trainees will feed into the development of MOOCs and handbooks. Expert speakers in the targeted themes will be selected and prepare concrete tools to help design a training model that participants could take home and implement in their home organisations.