After many years of work and gained experience in designing and implementing mentoring programmes for professionals in culture, the Creative Mentorship organization seized the opportunity to share its experience and knowledge, and gain new knowledge by jointly working with partners on our first Erasmus+ project: Reinventing Mentoring in Arts Management (REMAM).
Reinventing Mentoring in Arts Management (REMAM) is the Erasmus+ strategic partnership project that aims to co-create a new comprehensive understanding of cultural management mentorship as a framework for professional life-long learning as well as part of academic education.
Together with partners, three important results were achieved within this project- The first is a book/collection of articles on various topics related to mentoring. The book seeks to provide insight into various aspects of the mentoring process, to pose a series of questions relevant to mentoring programs, but also to help readers understand how to effectively manage and maintain a mentoring relationship. The second result is a Policy paper, which represents a set of proposals and recommendations for professionals in the field of art and culture, for cultural institutions and organizations, faculties and universities, as well as for decision-makers in education and culture in European countries, for the more active introduction and development of mentoring programmes. The set of digital tools is the third result within the REMAM project, which consists of three manuals – for mentors, for mentees and for coordinators of mentoring programmes, as well as 57 individual tools, which can be downloaded individually or in their entirety and used as needed. All tools were created to encourage creativity and facilitate communication in a mentoring relationship, and were created as a result of the 10-year implementation of the Creative Mentorship programme in Serbia and the Western Balkans region, as well as knowledge and insights gathered through the international project Reinventing Mentoring in Arts Management.
We are glad that through participation in this programme, we have contributed to the creation of new materials, which will be available to all those who are interested in trying out mentoring in the artistic and cultural sector.
Partners on the Reinventing Mentoring in Arts Management (REMAM) project are: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Creative Mentorship, Estonian Theatre for Young Audiences, Latvian Academy of Culture, University of Antwerp and University of the Basque Country.