Artquimia is a service provider in the field of sound and digital technologies for the audiovisual and multimedia sectors in the non-formal education sector. The company is a leading training provider applying the latest cutting edge technology to support high quality training for professionals in the music industry. ArtQuimia runs training courses for professionals in the music industry and adults interested in this sector and who may want to pursue a career as technician in the industry. The company has developed its own training programme and methodology after 8 years working in the sector. Current non-accredited short courses include:
• Basic digital sound
• Music creation using digital technology
• Professional sound technology
• Music Production (inc for live events/concerts)
Collage Arts manages externally funded training programmes designed to help excluded groups re-engage with learning and enter vocational training/employment in the arts/creative industries. Collage has managed large programmes and budgets such as ESF and ERDF and been a partner in EU transnational programmes including Leonardo (prior to 2003), EQUAL and ADAPT. Its work has been highlighted in UK Government and EU ‘best practice’ studies. It has developed two buildings for the artistic community at the Chocolate Factory, housing over 200 creative businesses, training facilities, design/media/recording studios, film editing & MIDI music suites, business facilities and live arts venue. It is governed by a voluntary board of trustees, including local government, community representatives, industry bodies and performers – all part of its extensive network which will be exploited to the full to disseminate the findings of this project.
Telephone: 0208 365 7500
Rinova is a new social enterprise specialising in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of innovative partnership projects in the following areas:
Regeneration * Arts and Culture * Employment * Skills and Learning * Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Our services include:
Partnership and network coordination * Project Development – including the development of funding applications * Research and evaluation * Training, business advice and consultancy
Rinova was established by Richard Parkes. He is widely known as the founder of Prevista, which he starting from scratch in 1995 and which he steadily developed and grew it into a successful business employing over 50 staff and a similar number of specialist associate consultants before selling it in 2008.
Telephone: 020 3170 6307
WAC is the leading partner organisation with specific skills in delivering training to young people. It began 25 years ago to provide training for young people from low income families in the performing arts. It offers professional standard classes to enable those with talent to apply to conservatories and specialist training to further their education. Today, WAC has extended its programmes and is a Vocational Qualifications centre. It offers a practice of arts education which values the general ‘transferable’ or ‘key’ skills young people learn from arts experiences. It provides dedicated training for digital media artists and courses for young people with learning difficulties. WAC also specialises in training arts trainers to work in educational contexts. WAC has a national and international reputation for innovative ways of teaching and numerous strategic partnerships and connections which will provide important communication channels to disseminate EURO-ASPIRE findings.
MuLab is a not-for-profit organisation working for the promotion, consulting and education within the independent ‘creative industry’ field. Mulab operates in the fields of:
1) promotion, management and organisation of cultural and artistic events
2) technical consulting and audio-visual services
3) professional training in the framework of the creative sector.
All MuLab’s activities are based on the principles of sustainable cultural and social development. Mulab organises and delivers professional training introducing people to the creative sector, with a focus on disadvantaged people such as young people at risk, those suffering from social exclusion, and disabled people with the aim of providing them with an ‘instrument’ for integration within the social and professional world. MuLab courses have been accredited under UNI ESO ISO 9001:2000 and was an accredited Education and Training agency with Region Lazio and has excellent local networks which will be central to dissemination.
VIA UC is Denmark’s largest University College and the third largest educational institution. VIA UC has more than 17000 students, 2200 employees and 50 study programmes. The Faculty of Education & Social Studies offers five Professional Bachelor Programmes. It has 720 employees and 9000 full time students. All study programmes train students to address central tasks in the welfare society. The Social Education Bachelor Programme aims to provide professional qualifications for working with development and care assignments within areas of social pedagogy and education, included work functions in the formal sectors. This programme includes teaching in expression, music and drama as well as arts and crafts and students have the opportunity to specialise in helping children and young people and people with social problems. VIA UC’s emphasis using art, aesthetics and creativity in innovative learning methods provides key expertise and knowledge for EURO-ASPIRE.
New Arts College is an educational and work training project, whose target group is youth ‘at risk’. They train young people over a three year period to enable them to develop social, educational, project management and artistic skills which provides a qualification to become a freelance teacher in the New Arts. New Arts is recognised as art with an urban culture, with its origin on the streets. The majority of students did not complete a formal education and many have problems with drugs and debt. Through the New Arts College they follow a non-formal/informal learning approach to learning, and move on from this to formal/mainstream education, freelance teaching work within the New Arts College, or with another creative organisation.