Open Out Arts

Leonardo da Vinci Programme

Aims and Objectives of the Partnership

This partnership project is to develop European best practice in vocational training in the field of professional Outdoor Arts. The project aims to increase employability of both creative and administrative practitioners currently working in the sector and to address barriers to employment for those entering the sector. The project will combine training activities and professional exchange aimed at achieving these aims directly with target groups and also draw from the partnership's collaboration to develop and disseminate new approaches to vocational training that can be used in future practice by partners and more widely across the sector.

Outdoor Arts is a fast-growing cultural industry in Europe employing an increasing number of practitioners every year. Entry into this field of employment is largely by informal routes and both commercial practitioners and public/national bodies have identified the need to develop more opportunities for vocational training – both formal and informal - that can be delivered by both non-commercial bodies supporting the sector, commercial practitioners themselves and partnerships between the two. This partnership brings together commercial practitioners and publicly-funded non-commercial bodies to share skills, perspectives and methodologies in order to achieve this.




The project will combine hands-on practical activity (linking partner's activities in their own territories to collaboration and exchange between partners) with knowledge exchange and review.

This will include :

This project brings together partners and practitioners whose interest in European cooperation is genuinely long term and the results of the project will support sustained cross-border involvement beyond the project period. An online toolkit documenting the findings and learning from this project will be developed in June 2013 and shared amongst the partners own networks and uploaded onto this website.

Objectives and case studies