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Gigging-4-Living is working to support performing artists – musicians, dancers, and actors – to develop their business skills so that they can build successful and sustainable careers in the creative sector – making use of the multitude of digital platforms that can support their career in a post-pandemic economy.

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The Gigging-4-Living project team is working directly with performing artists to build business acumen within the performing arts sector and to support performing artists who have been disproportionately impacted by the lockdowns and restrictions, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gigging-4-Living project team is working directly with performing artists to build business acumen within the performing arts sector and to support performing artists who have been disproportionately impacted by the lockdowns and restrictions, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The range of opportunities now open to performing artists to build sustainable careers in their chosen artistic discipline has been profoundly increased by the rapid growth of technology-based platforms and social media channels. National and international markets are now open to almost every individual artist on a scale that has only previously available to a very small, select few.

The range of opportunities now open to performing artists to build sustainable careers in their chosen artistic discipline has been profoundly increased by the rapid growth of technology-based platforms and social media channels. National and international markets are now open to almost every individual artist on a scale that has only previously available to a very small, select few.

While project partners are aware of these opportunities, they are also aware that performing artists are not a homogenous group. Within the performing arts sector there are different sub-sets that will have different needs and different potential opportunities to exploit.

However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, performing artists have been negatively and disproportionately impacted by the lockdowns and restrictions across Europe. Unable to perform, and to make a living, this has negatively impacted their mental health and wellbeing. As such, Gigging-4-Living also supports performing artists to protect and maintain their sense of well-being in a post-pandemic economy.

In the 24-month lifecycle 800 performing artists drawn from 8 partner countries will have engaged with the tools and resources developed during this pilot project and all partners will integrate the new resources into their core service offering ensuring an exponential growth in usage levels in the immediate future.

Partners are also working to develop and manage a performing arts collective through the proposed community of practice that will be integrated into the MOOC, and this will be used to support future collaboration.

Video Testimonial from Performing Artists

OUTPUTS

Gigging-4-Living partners will develop a suite of unique resources dedicated to supporting performing artists to innovate and transform their art form into a model that can survive in a pandemic disturbed society while simultaneously building the resilience to the threat of mental health stressors.

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GIGGING-4-LIVING will develop a bespoke training curriculum that will have specific modules tailored to the needs of 3 distinct groups, namely; Musicians; Dancers; Actors. The 12 modules will be tailored to suit the needs and address the opportunities for each of these sub-sets of the performing arts sector that still pertain despite the impact of Covid-19.

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GIGGING-4-Living will provide a toolkit of resources that focuses on building resilience to promote positive mental health within the performing arts sector. The 4 modules will address issues like anxiety, low self-esteem, loneliness and self-confidence.

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The Gigging-4-Living MOOC will provide access to the full suite of Gigging-4-Living EduZines and the Interactive Infographics developed. Access will be via the QR codes contained in the interactive infographics. Each piece of learning material will contain some quizzes and challenges that have to be completed as a skills demonstration to assess the knowledge acquired by learners. The social media features incorporated will support interaction between adult educators, performing artists and mental health experts. 

THE PARTNERS

THE PARTNERS

Gigging-4-Living is brought to you by a team of 8 expert partners from 8 European countries, namely: Ireland, Malta, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Germany, and Czech Republic. Together, we are dancer, musicians, and actors – and some project managers – who are collaborating together to create some truly unique educational activities and content!

Future in Perspective

Future in Perspective Ltd. Ireland specialises in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development and evaluation.  Through national and EU funded projects, local youth groups, micro-enterprises, owner-managers, employment support workers and local employer have been engaged and supported through our VET programme. FIP have expertise in supporting businesses in niche markets such as the creative, cultural and green sectors to develop sustainable business models. FIP specialise in the areas of branding and digital media.

MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

MCAST is the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and is the largest vocational institution in Malta. The Mission Statement clearly emphases the international dimension of the education and training to be provided to all its students. Our mission statement that guides the College and its employees is as follows: “To provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy”. The main role of the College is to provide vocational education and training to Maltese young people in order to satisfy the requirements of the local industry.

FO-Aarhus

FO-Aarhus is a non-governmental, non-profit association and self-owned with an elected board of governors coming from private companies, public administration, and the formal and vocational education sector.

FO-Aarhus has vast experience in project management and local and national networking as member of the Danish Council for Adult Education, cooperation with government and local and regional authorities (e.g. Jobcentres and Social Services), participation in international projects as applicant, coordinator and partner.

Skills Elevation Berlin FHB

Skills Elevation FHB, Germany, was established in 2019 by a range of educators, environmentalists and academics, with the aim of providing alternative educational methodologies. FHB work extensively to provide support and education for marginalised groups, especially with regards to their social, emotional and cognitive developments. FHB have three main areas of focus; the development of new pedagogic approaches, the development of training materials for marginalised adults and conducting research into social psychology, business and education.

INSTITUTO PARA EL FOMENTO DEL DESARROLLO Y LA FORMACION SL (INFODEF)

IFODEF is a private and independent centre for Research, Development and Innovation based in Valladolid, Spain. IFODEF’s mission is to design and carry out projects that contribute to achieve a sustainable and inclusive development through education, culture and innovation.

ALIANCE LEKTORU a KONZULTANTU

ALK was established in 2005 in the Czech Republic as a network of professionals working in the fields of education and counselling. ALK organises a wide range of training courses, educational programs, thematic workshops that help educational professionals to acquire a new qualification, competencies and special practical skills. The mission of ALK is to support new methods and forms of education, support trainers and other professionals working in education. ALK regularly participates in national and international projects focused on lifelong learning, innovative educational methods, e-learning, distance education, special methods for counselling, integration programs, etc. Organisational website is

Rightchallenge

Rightchallenge is a non-governmental organisation which aims to promote education and training as a means of social inclusion. We believe that education must focus on the holistic development of all people, in order to prepare them to participate in all dimensions of society, such as family, work and leisure. So, as an organisation actively engaged with the community, we provide consultancy services and curriculum design in the field of adult education and community development, and support communities at risk of social exclusion with volunteering opportunities and socio-educational programmes aiming to improve digital and media literacy skills.

ENOROS Consulting Ltd

ENOROS Consulting Ltd , was established in 2006, and is one of the major management consulting and project management companies in Cyprus, committed to providing high quality services to the Cypriot society, public administration and its governments. ENOROS provides specialized knowledge to meet the needs of both the public and private sector in the design and management of Community/EU funds.

Future in Perspective

 

Future in Perspective Ltd. Ireland specialises in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development and evaluation.  Through national and EU funded projects, local youth groups, micro-enterprises, owner-managers, employment support workers and local employer have been engaged and supported through our VET programme. FIP have expertise in supporting businesses in niche markets such as the creative, cultural and green sectors to develop sustainable business models. FIP specialise in the areas of branding and digital media.

MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

MCAST is the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and is the largest vocational institution in Malta. The Mission Statement clearly emphases the international dimension of the education and training to be provided to all its students. Our mission statement that guides the College and its employees is as follows: “To provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy”. The main role of the College is to provide vocational education and training to Maltese young people in order to satisfy the requirements of the local industry.

FO-Aarhus

 

FO-Aarhus is a non-governmental, non-profit association and self-owned with an elected board of governors coming from private companies, public administration, and the formal and vocational education sector.

 

FO-Aarhus has vast experience in project management and local and national networking as member of the Danish Council for Adult Education, cooperation with government and local and regional authorities (e.g. Jobcentres and Social Services), participation in international projects as applicant, coordinator and partner.

Skills Elevation Berlin FHB

 

Skills Elevation FHB, Germany, was established in 2019 by a range of educators, environmentalists and academics, with the aim of providing alternative educational methodologies. FHB work extensively to provide support and education for marginalised groups, especially with regards to their social, emotional and cognitive developments. FHB have three main areas of focus; the development of new pedagogic approaches, the development of training materials for marginalised adults and conducting research into social psychology, business and education.

INSTITUTO PARA EL FOMENTO DEL DESARROLLO Y LA FORMACION SL (INFODEF)

 

IFODEF is a private and independent centre for Research, Development and Innovation based in Valladolid, Spain. IFODEF’s mission is to design and carry out projects that contribute to achieve a sustainable and inclusive development through education, culture and innovation.

ALIANCE LEKTORU a KONZULTANTU

 

ALK was established in 2005 in the Czech Republic as a network of professionals working in the fields of education and counselling. ALK organises a wide range of training courses, educational programs, thematic workshops that help educational professionals to acquire a new qualification, competencies and special practical skills. The mission of ALK is to support new methods and forms of education, support trainers and other professionals working in education. ALK regularly participates in national and international projects focused on lifelong learning, innovative educational methods, e-learning, distance education, special methods for counselling, integration programs, etc. Organisational website is

 

www.trainers-alliance.eu

Rightchallenge

 

Rightchallenge is a non-governmental organisation which aims to promote education and training as a means of social inclusion. We believe that education must focus on the holistic development of all people, in order to prepare them to participate in all dimensions of society, such as family, work and leisure. So, as an organisation actively engaged with the community, we provide consultancy services and curriculum design in the field of adult education and community development, and support communities at risk of social exclusion with volunteering opportunities and socio-educational programmes aiming to improve digital and media literacy skills.

ENOROS Consulting Ltd

 

ENOROS Consulting Ltd , was established in 2006, and is one of the major management consulting and project management companies in Cyprus, committed to providing high quality services to the Cypriot society, public administration and its governments. ENOROS provides specialized knowledge to meet the needs of both the public and private sector in the design and management of Community/EU funds.

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Project Number: 2020-1-IE01-KA227-ADU-082953

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