Steps Ahead

Professionalization of Junior Coaches in Performing Arts and Media

There is a growing demand for young urban performing arts and media coaches in schools and youth work institutions in the cities of North-Western Europe. There’s also a growing number of young urban performing and media artists from the culturally diverse quarters of those big cities, many of them in precarious financial situations and not sufficiently connected to the labour market.

In the previous project “The ROOTS & ROUTES Academy”, we have developed a curriculum for a Junior Coach education, providing young artists with basic educational and management skills. “Steps Ahead” will transfer this concept to new countries and settings, adapting it to the situation in Greece and Italy, and will, in line with the needs of the young coaches, extend the curriculum towards closer cooperation with the labour market, including wider entrepreneurial competencies and “testing zones” for young coaches, providing work experiences in real-life settings.

Steps Ahead has been funded with the support from the European Commission and it is an international Roots & Routes project with partners from 5 European countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy and Hungary).

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