funded with EU funding
Breda Photo International Talent Program (carried out at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (2019-2023)
The BredaPhoto International Talent Program is a long-term support program for emerging talents that tracks young
artists from the art schools into their international professional career.
The ITP has a strong tradition of scouting talent, talent support and bringing talented emerging photographers in contact
with big names and internationally recognised photographers. Top meets Talent is an important sub-line in the
The goal of the International Talent Program is
• to scout new talents,
• give them a stage to present themselves,
• and to support them in their professional career.
To achieve this goal ITP developed partnerships with art schools, first in Holland in Belgium, and now also with partners
in Germany, Czech Republic, Finland and Hungary . Together with 7 art schools the International Talent Program is
given continuity and impact. It became an important steppingstone for talents who found their way in the international
The experience that has been build up during the past 4 editions underlines the importance of this type of cooperation
and exchange of knowledge, network and art.
Not only the students and alumni that participate in the program, but also the institutions in general benefit from the
results of the International Talent Program
The outcome is 26 exhibitions of 26 young talents from 7 different art schools from 5 different countries in Europe.
presentend on he BredaPhoto International festival, one traveling exhibition presented in 5 different countries, Est.
160.000 visitors , a catalogue (5000 copies), two 7-week residents with each 7 alumni from 5 different art schools from 5
different countries in Europe. Lots of new connections, possible initiatives en new forms of collaboration contribute to the
flourishing European photography and art world.
The project "Breda Photo Interational Talent Program" is funded through the Creative Europe program of the EU, 607639- CREA-1-2019-1-NLCULT- COOP1
Steven Humblet (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp)
Multidisciplinary Skills for Artists' Entrepreneurship (carried out at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp) (2020-2023)
Cultivating the Entrepreneurial mindset in Education’ is a key goal of the European policies in the last years, with a special emphasis in the 2014-2020 programming period, for coping with the severe consequences of the worst economical crisis met by the Europeans after the second world war.In today’s society, entrepreneurs are celebrated for creating successful businesses and leading the people out of the economical stagnation. On the other side, based on the cliché of the starving artist, parents discourage their kids from becoming artists in fear that they will end up struggling to support themselves.Buts artists and entrepreneurs have a lot in common: both are individualist and risk takers and both need to create. Nevertheless many artists fail at business, mainly because they don’t identify a viable market to fill. Creating art good art is difficult. But creating good art isn’t enough.According to several surveys, many artists say that learning how to make the best work is crucial, but being able to disseminate in an effective way is equally as important. They all highlight how they would have greatly benefitted from developing strategic plans for their career goals while learning how to market and promote their work. Likewise, art entrepreneurs wish they had had the opportunity to acquire additional knowledge and skills.Over the last years the so called creative and cultural industries have greatly increased, proving to be driving factors of economic growth and development even in countries suffering from high crisis.Thus the project main aims are:-to professionalize HE in PS, TN and UZ in a variety of knowledge-based creative fields focusing on three macro-areas (Music, Visual Arts, Performing Arts) and their interactions by providing the future artists with entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary skills - to prepare future artists in order to enhance in a more effective way their (self) employability and capacity to access the Creative Economy
The project "Multidisciplinary Skills for Artists' Etrepreneurship" is funded through the Erasmus + program of the EU, 609821-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
AMIE - Arts and Mindfulness in Education (carried out at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp) (2020-2023)
In rapidly evolving, hyper-connected and performance-oriented societies, the mental health of citizens increasingly requires priority attention and care. Indeed, research shows that about 20% of European adults suffer from mental health problems, a percentage that rises to about 50% if depression and anxiety are also taken into account. Research confirms that in the field of mental health care, in addition to curative measures aimed at adults, there is an increasing need for preventive measures aimed at children (Van der Gucht et al., 2016).
The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership 'AMiE' helps to meet this need by providing European teachers with inspirational and supportive tools regarding the introduction of mindfulness in pre-primary and primary education (age group 3 to 12). AMiE is unique in that it uses the power of art and creative processes as a starting point for the introduction of mindfulness in a school context.
The project "Arts and Mindfulness in Education" is funded through the Erasmus + program of the EU, 2020-1-NO 01-KA203-076517.