The BidToArt project’s main aim is to focus on the social and educational value of European cultural heritage by supporting individuals involved in its protection and dissemination (such as musicians, painters, woodworkers, textile and other artists) in acquiring and developing basic skills and key competences, using innovative practices in the digital era. In Europe, most people related to the field of cultural promotion face serious economic deprivation due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As stated by the OECD, “along with the tourism sector, cultural and creative sectors are among the most affected by the current crisis, with jobs at risk ranging from 0.8 to 5.5% of employment across OECD regions.” (OECD Policy Responses to Coronavirus COVID-19).

To overcome this situation, the OECD identifies “a need to address the digital skills shortages within the sector and improve digital access beyond large metropolitan areas”. The needs analysis carried out during the planning phase of this project, shows that people related to cultural promotion who are at risk of social exclusion, generally have lack of knowledge concerning entrepreneurial mind-sets and the use of ICTs.

Partners from six European countries make up the project consortium: Asociación Socio-Cultural La Guajira, the coordinator of the project and Innovation Training Center, S.L. from Spain, Co&So - Italy, Innovade LI LTD - Cyprus, Kulturnacija - Serbia, Spektrum Educational Center Foundation - Romania and Spectrum Research Centre CLG – Ireland.

The consortium will develop three results: a Training Curriculum, published as an e-book, a Blended Training Course on entrepreneurial mind-sets, creativity and the use of ICTs in the field of cultural promotion, particularly in light of COVID-19 impacts and a Guideline for trainers, educators, social workers and other adult education professionals who work with people at risk of social exclusion, or in the field of cultural promotion to implement entrepreneurship education in this field.

On a long term, we will foster the necessary digitalisation of the Cultural and Creative Sectors coupled with emerging technologies to overcome negative impact of the COVID pandemic and we will develop strategic complementarities on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on both the education and the cultural and creative sectors.

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Project ref. no.: 2020-1-ES01-KA227-ADU-096091
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