On October 26th and 27th we are in Brussels for the first meeting of this new Erasmus project led by Matera Hub and Teatro l’Albero, Matera, Italy.
This is a two year project which looks at the possible ways that the variety of art forms within opera could be used to create tools that can help to share cultures with our new migrant communities, if they are interested. The work is not directly with migrants but initially is a research programme that will explore with artists, facilitators, university research departments and others how we could deliver tools, processes and information that could be useful.
The other partners in this process include Opera Circus, RESEO, the European Network for Opera and Dance Education, the Network of Migrant Women, both based in Brussels, the University of Patras, Greece and ESART, an international centre of higher arts education in Barcelona.
It will be interesting to see how we can all combine our experiences of informal arts education and research. We will create a web page on our new web site, coming shortly, which will feedback on this whole process. Thanks to Matera Hub for writing such a successful Erasmus application and for bringing together such an interesting group of partners. https://www.facebook.com/materahub