The project STAMP was created to be an advocate for the benefits of cooperation and networking in the music sector, mainly targeting Central, Eastern and South-East Europe. The project aimed to develope exemplary tools for ongoing professional trainings such as workshop models, online learning tools or guidelines for mentors and trainers; these tools are free to use or to develop further.
Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe are musically rich regions with long-standing music traditions and innovative approaches. Highly qualified musicians and music professionals offer a wide range of musical activities and music organisations in this region are active in a broad range of disciplines.
At the same time, a lack of know-how in effective networking and fruitful international cooperation has often been expressed; even the benefits of networking do not seem to be recognised by all. To fill this gap the European Music Council has launched the STAMP project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
Below you will find the developed training schemes that tackle key aspects in the music sector.
Intellectual Output 1
The online course was comprised of 11 online live sessions, each provided by an expert who provided instructions on best practices. These webinars took place once a week between October and December 2017. The recorded webinars can be found here and on YouTube. Have a look at all topics covered here.
As webinars are a great tool for knowledge transfer we have developed guidelines on what to keep in mind when developing your own webinar.
This activity was led by the Cyprus Centre for Research and Study of Music.
Intellectual Output 2
YEMP (Young Event Management Programme) is an existing training scheme 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 scheme in festival/event management. The goal was 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. Have a look here on the guidelines. Additionally a toolbox for event managers was developed with tips, tricks and useful links.
Intellectual Output 3
In early October 2017 Croatian and International music professionals came together to hear about new research in audience development and share their best practices. Drawing on these exchanges a handbook was developed in 2018 to provide you with innovative audience-building techniques.
Intellectual Output 4
Inclusive Music Activities for Youth:
Music is an extraordinary medium for community-building and social inclusion through the development of new skills and experiences, and a small number of initiatives today apply this rational to working with at-risk youth. STAMP aims to develop a model that can be adapted and applied to the various situations. We developed guidelines that will teach musicians and social workders how to apply key techniques to upskill.
Intellectual Output 5
International Networking and Cooperation:
An online course was developed to provide training for staff of music organisations to develop their international cooperation ideas. It tackles important questions on funding opportunities, information on legal issues for international cooperation, intercultural competences and communication in the frame of international cooperation projects. The course focuses on developing skills in working with other regions and nations, and improving networking as a tool for increasing a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.