The training program component of the Wom@rts project was an integral element of the four-year project, recognising the transformational power of continued learning and skills development particularly among women artists and creative practitioners. Overall, Wom@rts delivered an extensive further training program in different European countries, the results of which strengthened women’s professional networks and activities and increased the social capital of women as artists and creative practitioners in Europe.
Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland (LIT) and Women in Film & Television Finland (WIFT Finland) developed and delivered joint pilot training programs in 2020 with all other European Wom@rts partners following in 2021. Key to each partners training program was the ‘bottom up’ approach, devised around the reported needs of creative practitioners surveyed.
The Wom@rts education included marketing and self-promotion as well as positioning oneself in the creative market to be further able to manage one’s creative career. The success in the modern creative market is requiring not just talent and hard work, but also business savviness. Wom@rts training program was unique, innovative and complementary to the basic skill-level reached at an educational establishment. Wom@rts approached training as further education to women working as artists and creative practitioners in their chosen field. Project created an ad hoc training of short-term duration and a tailored coaching methodology with a bottom-up approach, based on the needs of the creators themselves, identified prior to the development of the training program. It created a fix training menu with two different training methods to suit the further education and self-development of the artists.
This page presents the detailed program of each Wom@rts partner created on the needs of the artists and creative practitioners in their region and field of expertise. If you wish to obtain the actual training material by the partners please contact each partner individually.