In this Erasmus+ Learning Activity the main aim is to foster the transversal skills and active engagement of staff of the Train2Sustain partner organizations, all of whom are working in the CCI sector. The training took place between 6th and 10th of July 2022 in Tolmin, Slovenia, and was attended by eight representatives of the Train2Sustain partner organizations from Slovenia, Serbia, Austria and Greece.
The questions this Learning Activity wanted to answer were: How can we create a bridge from theory to practice to be able to support our artistic collaborators on the long term by sharing our acquired know-how with them? How can we increase the Digital Readiness of our staff and affiliated artists and creatives?
The training programme focused on both the theoretical and the practical part of cultural and youth work, with the aim of equipping participants with practical skills in several training areas. The programme was intense and offered a lot of material and formal and non-formal learning methods over the course of three intense days, which the participants successfully worked through and eventually mastered. The three-day workshop was held under the guidance of professionally qualified and experienced mentors, chaired by Diana Shikhalieva.
Before the Learning Activity, the participants embarked on a self-evaluation process. How well trained were they to work, create and collaborate online?
The participants especially wished to focus on the medium of “video and film” as method of digitalization, online cultural work and audience expansion. In order to “bridge the gap” from theoretical to practical knowledge and skills, they were confronted with all the stages of video creation: from the theoretical introduction to film making to the steps of the film making process. All practical elements and wording of the film language were discussed, such as composition, framing, lighting, sound. Practically applying different types of editing and being able to successfully pitch the ideas of the participants were a part of this process too. A practical part of the training was the process of digitalizing a real-life event (a concert) and working on sound, framing and postproduction steps (such as digital rights, dissemination method, teaching film and media to youth, etc).
After the learning activity in Tolmin, the participants were better able:
The Leaning Activity was based on the principle of exchange of knowledge and experience, and the group work provided networking opportunities at an international level. Finally, the training increased the participants’ skills in promoting their own events and learning new online/ digitalized ways to organize cultural events in the future.