Workplan September 2015 - August 2016
Education beyond Institutions. The activity centres on a partnership with the AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires) and other networks and the sharing of information on how far their members and other jazz education organisations are preparing young jazz musicians for long term performing and composing careers. This activity opens the scope of EJN’s work to new important stakeholders of the music sector, and is in line with the overall objective of providing support to creative and cultural players for accessing professional opportunities.
The overall objective of the second year of the Creative Europe financing, the central one in the 3-years funding, is to consolidate the activities that have been launched during the first year, with the implementation of pilot projects that will be used as models, the continuation of the work by the working groups for specific activities and the enlargement of the online tools that have been created by the insertion of more data in them. The work carried out on the first year allowed us to give a more precise shape to the activities and to define clearly groups and stakeholders that are willing to bring the activities forward. With this knowledge, in the second year we will be able to concentrate the working groups, networking activities and roundtable discussions on the topics that are more relevant to cultural and creative professionals and at the same time to pilot a number of initiatives that will be used as a model by EJN members and other professionals and that will be the basis for the production of resources, research and tool-kits.
In addition, the second year aims at expanding the scope of EJN’s activities to areas and partners not involved in the first year, for example with the launch of the pilot project Melting Pot, a model for international collaborations among artists in different disciplines; the work on Jazz Education, with the establishment of a partnership with the AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires) and the creation of a database of original artistic projects developed by members.
This is in line with the global action plan that identifies the first year to focus on the inception of activities and on research, the second year to focus on consolidation and expansion of activities and the third year to focus on the wrap-up of activities and production of resources and tool-kits. 4 new activities will start on the second year:
Melting Pot. The activity is centred on the establishment of a multi-genre creative lab between different European countries. The lab will be used as a model and will be presented and discussed during a conference in Wroclaw during the European Capital of Culture programme in September 2016. The conference will allow professionals to share expertise on how to develop artistic projects based on international and multi-genre collaborations. The activity supports the general objective of providing cultural players with skills and competences to operate internationally and to increase their know-how on this field through peer-to-peer exchanges and contacts. It will continue the work carried out in this field by activities of year 1 such as YOLDA, music and migration.
The Artistic Projects Database on the EJN’s website will allow cultural players to access information on original artistic projects developed throughout Europe and beyond. This tool will reinforce the existing online tools and will support the sharing of information and of best practices among professionals.
The Intranet system will improve internal communications between members of the EJN network, by allowing specific threads of discussions centred around working areas, by creating an online space where all the network documents and internal resources are stored. Overall it will support the sharing of information between professional cultural players in Europe.
Ongoing activities include:
- Take the Green Train
- The Shared Roots of European Jazz
- Jazz for young People
- EJN Award for Adventorous Programming
- European Jazz Conference
- Strenght in Numbers
- Jazz Across Europe
- Online tools for the EJN website
Activities concluded on the first year of the Creative Europe grant (September 2014 - August 2015) are: