One of the sectors mostly effected by the last years after the COVID-19 pandemic is the cultural sector. In the last 2 years, the goal of the Performers Go Online project has been to support the cultural sector in Europe with the promotion of lifelong learning activities amidst the economic crisis brought by the CoVid-19 pandemic.
The objective was to support performers in developing skills that can considerably help them during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two free online courses were developed:
- Performing Digitally E-learning Course, containing basics of filmmaking such as camera use, lighting, sound recording, video editing and principles of storytelling, all within the context of a “quarantine setting”.
- Promoting Digitally E-learning Course, including information about social media and YouTube promotion, pitching of content to cultural institutions, tips on how to create a promotional short in a “homemade” style, and about platforms where the content can be exhibited.
The courses are free and available in 6 languages (English, French, Italian, Greek, German and Spanish) on the project website: https://performersgoonline.eu/
Both the online courses were tested in September – November 2022 by approximately 150 performers with the support of experts in filmmaking and digital marketing. During the testing of the two platforms, 4 webinars were organised in all partners’ countries in order to present the e-courses, answer performers’ questions and guide the participants through the platforms, while organising team building and engagement activities among the performing artists.
In the last months of the project, after the piloting of the online platforms, the participating performers were invited to make their own promotional videos and test their newly acquired skills. Their videos are now available on PGO YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@performersgoonline and on the PGO Instagram page: www.instagram.com/performers_go_online/
On 17th January 2023 all the PGO project’s partner met in Palermo for the final meeting of the project, hosted by CESIE. The partners decided the final steps of the projects and the measures to be taken to ensure the sustainability of the project results after the end of the project.
A big final event was also arranged in Palermo by CESIE on 20th January with the aim of meet many local performers and let them know about the project, its results and support them in widening their network. At the end of the event, the participants could enjoy the concert of the Rajika Bomb Trio band.
If you are a performing artist and you would like to learn more about the Performers Go Online project, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information about the project, please visit Performers Go Online or check the project website https://performersgoonline.eu/
About the project
Performers Go Online – Performing artists learn how to create audiovisual material from their home and promote it online during the pandemicis is a project financed by Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2, Partnership for Creativity.
- Coopérative d’activité et d’emploi Work in SCOP (France, coordinator)
- Associacio La Xixa TeatreBirštono kultūros centras (Spain)
- VOLKSHOCHSCHULE IM LANDKREIS CHAM EV (Germany)
- IDEC (Greece)
- CESIE (Italy)
For further information
Read more about Performers Go Online, visit the website https://performersgoonline.eu/ and follow us on Instagram and YouTube.
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