Our project “Bridging” aims to “bridge social capital by participatory and co-creative culture”. Consequently, it is necessary to define “social capital”. We made a definition of “social capital” by referring to the latest researches in the academic field.
STATE OF THE ART REPORT
Our state of the art survey aims to provide an overview and helps to find good practice examples of co-creative and participatory activities in the sector of amateur arts, voluntary culture and heritage. These described practices aim at bridging social capital and promoting inclusion, cohesion and trust in our communities. The data were collected from October 2017 to January 2018 by five partners: LKCA (NL), KSD (DK), VA (UK), FAIE (PL), and JSKD (SI), and put together by EDUCULT (AT).
The state of the art survey is available in 7 different languages.
This Curricula Compendium can provide new knowledge and give inspiration for training events; the guidelines will guide the design and test of new curricula and course programmes which aim to strengthen participatory culture and co-creation activities.
The Curricula Report is based first on the key findings of the State of the Arts Survey, secondly on the series of thematic compendia and thirdly on the series of local pilot courses. We hope the Curricula Report can provide new knowledge and give inspiration for other stakeholders to plan new training events for their staff, with the aim to strengthen new participatory culture and co-creation activities, where the learning context are changed not only from individual creativity to collective creativity, but to bridge people normally outside of each other’s social networks – not just bonding social capital between similar subgroups of individuals, but bridging former segregated social groups.
The curricula report is available in 7 different languages.
NATIONAL PILOT COURSES BRIDGING SOCIAL CAPITAL
In the frame of the project we developed pilot courses in all seven partner countries for learning facilitators in amateur art and voluntary cultural associations working on a part-time or full-time basis, paid or voluntary, including directors, managers, board members, consultants, counsellors, and other management staff as well as teachers, instructors and other pedagogical staff. Due to the idea of the project, courses will focus on the five different contexts: inter-social, inter-regional, inter-cultural, inter-generational and inter-European.
The courses were based on participatory and activity-based methods, integrating theory and shared experience. There was a blend of short concise lectures, plenary discussions, workshops on case studies, pair work and individual learning. Short presentations on the topic prepared by participants themselves were part of the course.
United Kingdom: The course took place Wednesday, 30 January 2019. For information: Damien McGlynn – email@example.com.
Programme English Pilot Course
Poland: The course took place Thursday, 13 December and Friday, 14 December 2018. For information: Agnieszka Dadak – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programme Polish Pilot Course
Latvia: The course took place at 30 October 2018. For information: Aira Andriksone – email@example.com.
Programme Latvian Pilot Course
Slovenia: The course took place at Saturday 27 October and Saturday 3 November 2018. For information: Jan Pirnat – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programme Slovene Pilot Course
Netherlands: The course took place 24-25 October 2018. For information: Hans Noijens – email@example.com.
Programme Dutch pilot course
Austria: The course took place 23 October 2018. For information: Aron Weigl – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programme Austrian Pilot Course
Denmark: The course took place Friday, 21 September and Saturday, 22 September 2018. For information: Bente von Schindel – email@example.com.
Programme Danish pilot course
Each partner has organised in April or May 2019 a national conference, in which the aim is to disseminate the key outcome of the Bridgingproject to the main target groups. The projects’ methodologies and main results will be presented by the project team, guest speakers will be invited to deliver talks on core issues and reviews of the project.
April 1, National Conference Denmark. For information: Bente von Schindel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Danish National Conference
April 11, National Conference Poland. For information: Agnieszka Dadak – email@example.com
Programme Polish National Conference
April 16, National Conference of Slovenia. For information: Jan Pirnat – firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Slovene National Conference
April 24, National Conference Latvia. For information: Aira Andriksone – email@example.com
Programme Latvian National Conference
May 2, National Conference United Kingdom. For information: Damien McGlynn – firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme English National Conference
May 8 and May 24, National Conference Austria. For information: Aron Weigl – email@example.com
Programme Austrian National Conference
PREVIOUS PARTNER MEETINGS
During this two-year project, the projectpartners meet eachother during four partnermeetings. The first three partner meetings have already taken place. In October 2017, the team met for the first time in Copenhagen (DK). The overall aim of this kick-off meeting was to engage the essentials of the project idea and to clarify management issues, get to know each other and gain shared ownership and high commitment.
The second meeting took place in Bielsko-Biala (PL) in April 2018. Aim of this meeting was to summarize the state of the project and lead the way forward for the project and for the partners. Objectives were to bridge the results of the state of the art-survey, to prepare the provision of Curricula Guidelines and to prepare the design of the national pilot courses.
At the end of November 2018 we met in Riga (LV). Key points of the meeting were to evaluate the five Thematic Compendia, the Curriculum Guidelines, the national Pilot Courses, to out-line and schedule the provision of the Curriculum Report and to frame and schedule the seven national conferences. Besides these main topics of the project, we also discussed how to disseminate our activities.
Our last partnermeeting was in Vienna, in May 2019. The overall aim of this fourth and concluding meeting was to evaluate the project and plan possible follow-up activities.