ArtS is a three year Erasmus+ project, which aims at the exploitation of the cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) potential for creating growth and jobs and at the enhancement of cultural economy at local, regional, national and transnational levels.

The Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) potential for growth and job creation in Europe is well recognised. The purpose of ArtS project is to respond to a strong need for a partnership between the CCS, social partners and training providers that will identify the current and future skill requirements of the cultural and creative labour market in Greece, Italy and Spain and develop a joint training programme which will provide sectors with the mix of skills needed for creative entrepreneurship.

Studies have shown that recent technological advancements and CCS sector-specific characteristics, such as the prevalence of SMEs and micro-enterprises, freelancers and project-based work, have led to an under-investment in skills development, fewer training opportunities and a lack of structured career progression. Major skill gaps common to cultural and creative subsectors concern entrepreneurship and project funding; major challenges are digital skills and globalisation, access to finance, cultural and linguistic fragmentation, (sub)sectoral seclusion.

ArtS shall define and forecast labour market needs in the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS) in Greece, Italy and Spain and design appropriate teaching and training methodologies in order to deliver a joint training programme that will respond to these needs. The project will cover the following areas a) Craft, b) Performing arts (music, dance, theatre), c) Cultural Heritage (archives, libraries, museums), d) Literary arts (book and press), e) Visual arts, f) Audiovisual and multimedia.

It will contribute to

a) the development of a Vocational Education and Training (VET) curriculum, according to EQF/ECVET standards, that is outcome-oriented and responds to specific skill shortages in the creative and cultural sectors’ market,

b) the facilitation of networking and labour mobility,

c) the innovation of the VET sector through the design and delivery of a novel training programme.

ArtS will deliver a joint vocational training programme that will provide artists the opportunity to:

  • update their professional skills and knowledge and provide them with management, business and networking skills, with a special focus on export possibilities,
  • guide them into finding work or internship at a company of their choice,
  • present their work in a joint project at the project closure that will be prepared by the learners themselves, as an exercise of effective networking and will reach the widest possible pool of stakeholders and audience.



Eurotraining S.A.

Athens Chamber of Tradesmen

Tüv Rheinland Hellas S.A.

Synergy Of Music Theatre

Libera Palermo

Melting Pro. Laboratorio Per La Cultura

Fondazione Centro Studi Villa   Montesca


Consorzio Universitario Piceno

Fondo Formación Euskadi S.L.L.

Asociacion Cultural Euroaccion Murcia

Federacion Vizcaina De Empresas Del Metal

Humanitae Empleo E Innovación, S.L.

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Category: Erasmus Plus 2014