The main aim of the DIGI HELICON project is to empower current and aspiring artists (with a focus on women and on those from vulnerable groups such as migrants/refugees, long-term unemployed, LGBTQI, people with disabilities, etc), through the development of their digital skills and competences, facilitating their access to the labour market and fostering their resilience in a digitally transformed post-COVID-19 cultural ecosystem.
Therefore, mapping activities will be developed to identify the necessary digital skills & competences that artists lack, as well as a capacity building methodology, a handbook for artists that will include best practices & case studies, an open access online course for digital skills development for artists and aspiring artists, workshops, a mentoring scheme in all partners’ countries and a virtual exhibition where the works of selected artists from all participating countries will be exhibited.
During its 36-month lifetime, DIGIHELICON will directly and indirectly positively impact at least:
participants trained οn the DIGI HELICON online course in the 2-day “Train the trainers” activity
artists from vulnerable/disadvantaged groups participating in 6 national workshops
artists from vulnerable/disadvantaged groups, from the 6 participating countries in the project’s virtual exhibition
DIGI HELICON at a glance:
- A transferable Capacity Building methodology including blended and collaborative learning approaches
- “The Artists Go Digital: Aspire to Inspire Handbook” with best practices and case studies
- A tailored, open access online course with multimedia material on developing the digital skills of current and aspiring artists
- 6 national workshops to 120 artists in total
- A mentoring scheme for vulnerable artists
- A virtual exhibition with at least 30 represented artists from 6 countries.