Get Close to Opera Training Week

Matera, Italy. 25 February - 1 March 2019


As part of the Get Close to Opera EU-funded project, RESEO members are invited to take part in a 5-day training from 25 February 2019 until 1 March 2019 in Matera, Italy, site of the 2019 European Capital of Culture.

The training week will include 7 workshops on the application of the Multiple Intelligences Theory, design and evaluation of art projects, co-creation of participatory intercultural arts projects, accessibility and multiculturalism in arts, gender perspective in arts and the legacy of arts and opera. These will be accompanied by practical activities, knowledge-sharing sessions and evening talks.

During the training week participants will be tasked to develop artistic pilot projects, performances, workshops and other activities involving migrants, refugees and people from disadvantaged backgrounds based on the GCTO inputs and methodology. They will then be expected to test these activities back home at a local level throughout 2019.


The aim is to develop competencies and inclusive work practices in order to plan inclusive intercultural arts projects capable of embracing a range of different learning styles.

Learning objectives

Participant profile

Opera, arts, culture professionals, educators and artists who are interested in developing projects involving participants from intercultural backgrounds, particularly migrants and refugees. We strongly encourage organisations and houses to send artists to represent them.

Maximum number of participants: 19

Working language

The entire training week will be delivered in English.

How to apply

Go to the following platform: and follow the steps.

Deadline for application 10 January 2019.


RESEO members can participate free of charge. Since the project is co-funded by the EU, the following will be covered:


Participants are expected to attend the entire training (5 days)

Participants will be expected to apply the training through pilot activities in their home countries/ institutions and will be asked to report back to RESEO on their progress.

More information 


Or contact Sybilla Britani, GCTO Project Manager:

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