Cultural footprint



project description

The project “Cultural Footprint – Youth Creativity: activities for promotion and support of non-traditional business models and techniques in the creative and cultural sector” was conceived and designed as a response to the needs of young artists and CCI operators with the aim of providing support to rebuild or start their artistic activities after the pandemic, an event that has severely impacted the sector and for which it is necessary for young cultural workers and artists to readjust their skills, assess the deficiencies and organize their activities to reduce the risks of negative effects of the second pandemic by adapting to the new circumstances.


The current project aims to create a methodology and training manual for the development of youth creative enterprises with a focus on the entire creation process: from project management, funding, working with audiences, and personal marketing and in the creative thought process. This will be achieved by developing relevant solutions and training materials aimed at strengthening the capacity of young cultural workers to survive and flourish in the current economic environment.


The project is working on the preparation and implementation of the following outcomes:

1. Support for young artists and the cultural and creative sector in the post-COVID 19 period, which includes conducting research on the state of the art in each partner country through the collection of best practices and meetings with young artists and stakeholders, with the aim of creating the Handbook for Recovery Techniques and Support for Artists in the Post-COVID 19 Period, which will be a handbook oriented to the needs and gaps faced by young artists, examining the current situation in partner countries and Europe.

2. Development of a training curriculum, consisting of 10 modules, to develop and support entrepreneurial mindset and ideas in CCI and creative thinking for young people.

3. Digital mentoring to support the entrepreneurial creativity process of young people, with the aim of creating a digital platform where all modules of the training curriculum will be available and hosting e-residencies.

4. Digital residencies to support young artists, coaching and networking.  The goal of this activity will be to provide actual 40-hour coaching to each young artist involved in the process and host their work at our online residency, which will also serve as an archive of material and information about the artists.

C1: “Training for educators with practical tools for enhancing artistic endeavors and creative thinking” in Sweden. The goals of the educational training activity are to organize and train educators internationally.”

Deliverables that are available on the project website:
Youth Training Handbook: The Cultural Footpritn’s Training Curriculum
Inception and Local Meetings Report
Manual For Recovery Techniques and Supporting Young and Emerging Artists in Post-Covid 19 Period


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