Building Talent: Newsletter #3

Empowering Young Artists in the Cultural & Creative Sectors – Newsletter #3

Dear Creative Minds,


The world of art and creativity is a vibrant and ever-evolving realm that enriches our lives in countless ways. However, the path to becoming a successful artist is not always straightforward, especially for young talents. Considering the challenges posed by the pandemic and persistently high unemployment rates in the European Union, we are excited to introduce an initiative that seeks to empower emerging artists and harness their full potential. Allow us to present the “Building Talent” project. The project responds to the challenges faced by young artists following the pandemic and the steadily high unemployment rates in the EU. It creates a scheme that will support young artists from 18 to 30 years old to increase their employability in the long term by building connections to the cultural & creative Sectors through educational frameworks.

Exciting Opportunity for Aspiring Artists in Latvia, Belgium, and Greece: Application Deadline Extended

We are delighted to announce that the application deadline for the “Building Talent” open call for trainees has been extended, bringing great news to aspiring artists from Latvia, Belgium, and Greece. This extension grants additional opportunities to embark on a transformative journey designed to professionalize and empower emerging artists, especially those who confront social and economic challenges or come from marginalized backgrounds

What Awaits You with “Building Talent”

The “Building Talent” initiative serves as a comprehensive support system for young artists, offering a diverse range of resources and experiences to foster their professional growth. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:

  • Five In-Depth Workshops: Covering an array of topics, from self-entrepreneurship for artists to effectively leveraging the skills acquired during training.
  • Tailored Mentoring Sessions: Four mentoring sessions per country (Belgium, Greece, and Latvia) personalized to provide dedicated guidance to emerging artists as they navigate their unique professional paths.
  • Networking Opportunities: An unparalleled chance to connect with field experts, museum professionals, established artists, and gallery personnel, expanding your horizons and building valuable connections

Who Can Apply?

Emerging artists between 18 and 30 years old currently residing in Latvia, Belgium, or Greece. Your ambition, passion, and drive to grow professionally will be crucial factors during the application review.

Click Here to Apply to the Building Talent Training

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Our Upcoming Workshop and the Findings of our Desktop Research – Newsletter #2

The Building Talent project aims to reinforce artists as the most significant actors in the Cultural & Creative Sectors to increase their economic potential and competitiveness by developing skills and creating connections with those already experienced actors in the field.

The project responds to the challenges faced by young artists following the pandemic and the steadily high unemployment rates in the EU. It creates a scheme that will support young artists from 18 to 30 years old to increase their employability in the long term by building connections to the Cultural & Creative Sectors through educational frameworks.

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The Building Talent programme offers a series of 5 workshops and 4 mentoring sessions of 1 day in each country (Belgium, Greece, Latvia) to support emerging artists in their professional development.

After reviewing the applications received, young artists will be selected for each country and will benefit from a hands-on approach to developing their careers.

The workshops will be delivered in September 2023.

Application Deadline: 15/8/2023

Research on Needs – Results

Building Talent Consortium conducted desk research and quantitative research for information on the economic status of artists and the state of the cultural sector at the macro level. The research was complemented by the implementation of open discussions with young and/or successful artists and cultural professionals conducted in each partner country following guidelines designed by the Belgian project partner CreaD.

A number of needs have been recognized, some of which appear to be very recurrent, while others appear to be more marginal.

The results show that it is essential to provide young artists with financial and economic management skills of their activities, which they have not learned or have learned little about during their artistic training.

Other skills, such as the managerial management of their activities or those relating to the digital aspects of their work (presentation of their work, networking, etc.) appeared to be crucial to an independent professional artistic activity and often cruelly lacking among the artists interviewed, who were condemned to learn these skills “on the job” for want of anything better.

The results and data collected helped partners to shape the Building Talent training material.

To access the newsletter, click on the following link: https://building-talent.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Building-Talent_Newsletter_July-2023-1.pdf.

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The Building Talent project aims to reinforce artists as the most significant actors in the Cultural & Creative Sectors into increasing their economic potential and competitiveness by developing skills and creating connections to already experienced actors in the field.

The project responds to the challenges faced by young artists following the pandemic and the steadily high unemployment rates in the EU. It creates a scheme that will support young artists from 18 to 30 years old to increase their employability in the long term by building connections to the Cultural & Creative Sectors through educational frameworks.

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Building Talent is a European project that empowers young artists to survive in the Cultural & Creative Sectors. It cultivates innovative techniques and skills related to employment while at the same time, it raises among the experts of the sector the barriers that a career is accompanied with.

The following goals will be fulfilled:

  1. Highlight the importance art and the CCS have on local and european economy.
  2. Support the art world professionals and further diffuse their work to younger generations.
  3. Enhance expert’s inside knowledge sharing on innovative aspects of the work in the CCS.

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