Beyond Zoom: Digital Arts Education Co-Lab

Matera, Italy. 6 - 10 April 2022

In-person event led by the Mind the Gap project consortium, in partnership with L’Albero Compagnia Teatrale

Hosted by MateraHub 

A unique opportunity to improve your digital skills, exchange with arts education professionals from around Europe and contribute to an exciting international research project over a 5-day residency taking place in the beautiful Italian city of Matera. 

Beyond Zoom: Digital Arts Education Co-Lab will bring together educators, artists and project managers from around Europe to explore digital education methods, working with diverse communities and the digital gap.

A core group of 18 participants will take part in an interactive 5 day programme enabling them to discover a range of digital education, co-creation and collaboration methodologies, enrich them with their own skills and design and test exciting new ideas. 

A strategic space for learning and reflection, the course will include workshops, presentations, skill-sharing, Q&A sessions with project leaders and opportunities to exchange with the Matera arts community. Participants will develop small-scale pilots for digital or hybrid arts education activities that will be put into practice with online learners both during the co-lab and at a later date with their own learner communities. 

Activities will be facilitated by staff members of Mind the Gap partner organisations. 

Participants will have the opportunity to share their work and exchange with the local community at a participatory forum on 9 April. 


Enable arts workers to facilitate online learning activities, co-create and collaborate online, conceive participatory arts projects that blend online and offline elements, implement digital elements and activities in existing projects and learn more about digital methodologies in practice across Europe. 


The course is open to education staff of arts institutions, freelance artists, arts workers and educators involved in participatory work, and teaching artists, with:


Board and lodging are fully covered

Travel expenses are reimbursed up to €275

How to apply

To apply, please contact for more information and an application form.

Participation is reserved to RESEO members and arts workers affiliated with the Mind the Gap partner organisations.

About the Mind the Gap project

An international research project funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, Mind the Gap: Building Digital Bridges to Community was inspired by creativity and resourcefulness demonstrated by arts education professionals throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The project aims to provide arts education workers with the resources, tools and inspiration necessary to successfully implement online participatory projects. At the same time, the project will analyse existing barriers to participation and the best ways to address them. More info here

Mind the Gap: Building Digital Bridges to Community is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme

Main photo © Game of Traces/Nick Burns

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