Since over a decade already, Pearle* is a key partner of The Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC) to bring in the scope from the daily practice of the sector. I
Higher Music Education Institutions (HMEIs) play a crucial role to safeguard, develop and promote European cultural heritage and diversity, to facilitate access to cultural offerings and cultural education for all, and to contribute to economic growth through the creation of new jobs and new business models in the creative sector.
The Music HEIs' graduates will become key cultural and creative players of tomorrow and, if equipped with the appropriate skills, competences and know-how, will contribute decisively to strengthening the cultural and creative sectors and to promoting innovation within them.
The Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC) has had significant impact in encouraging Music HEIs to adapt to change, embrace innovation and open up new fields of activities.
AEC-SMS represents a bold new step in the Association’ s continuing work to provide this impetus.
In the framework of the Strengthening Music in Society Project (SMS), Strand 3, Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurial mind-set for musicians), Pearle* is part of the working group on entrepreneurship.
The specific objective of this strand is to embed entrepreneurial skills in the education of the artist in order to better prepare students for the challenges they will face in their future role as musician-entrepreneur. To enable artists to gain new skills which will enrich their professional life and embrace their chances on the labour market.
Each project strand is carried out by a working group (WG), composed of representatives of AEC member institutions, a student and representatives of relevant external partners.
Activities and tasks of the working group will include:
For more information on the project, visit AEC SMS webstite