Getting Closer: Authentic Collaboration Through Opera, Music and Dance

Brussels, Belgium. 26 - 28 September 2019

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RESEO Conference 2019

In partnership with La Monnaie / De Munt

Opera, music and dance education is increasingly recognised as a valid medium to connect with local communities. Participatory intercultural projects empower communities to discover their own capacity for creation, while enabling exchange among groups that would otherwise not come into contact.

But what are the challenges involved in the participatory process, and how can arts education professionals overcome them? What does accessibility mean in this day and age, and how can participatory productions make links with the widest possible audience? How can arts educators continue to explore and develop their own practice?

Drawing inspiration from the European project “Get Close to Opera”, the RESEO Conference 2019 in partnership with La Monnaie / De Munt invites you to take a look at education work with groups from different social and cultural backgrounds and with diverse abilities, analyse various approaches to social inclusion and, on a broader level, explore what culture has to offer to European society.

Arts education professionals from across Europe and beyond will meet in Brussels on 26-28 September 2019 for three days of debates, keynotes, workshops and exchanges. Join us to find out how we can bridge the gap!

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Lukas Pairon, Director of Social Impact of Making Music (SIMM)

SIMM (Social Impact of Music Making) investigates the role of music making in social and community work.

Imogen Flower, Guildhall School of Music & Drama-SIMM PhD candidate

Imogen’s research focuses on Sex Worker’s Opera, a musical theatre project developed by and for sex workers who advocate for the decriminalisation of sex work.

Matt Clark, Programme Director at JM International (JMI)

JMI is the world’s largest network for youth and music.

Åsa N. Åström, Head of Health and Community Dance at Balettakademien Stockholm


Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit, European Commission DG EAC, Creative Europe



Early bird rate ended 22 June

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Conference Locations

23, rue Léopold 1000 Brussels

La Monnaie/De Munt Workshops 23, rue Léopold 1000 Brussels

Registration & Rates

First delegate of a member organisation: 295 EUR (early bird rate: 236 EUR)

Additional delegate of the same member organisation: 195 EUR (early bird rate: 156 EUR)

Individual member: 195 EUR (early bird rate: 156 EUR)

First delegate of a non-member organisation: 450 EUR (early bird rate: 360 EUR)

Additional delegate of the same non-member organisation: 295 EUR (early bird rate: 236 EUR)

Daily rate for non-members: 195 EUR/conference day (early bird rate: 156 EUR)

Students and seniors: 125 EUR (early bird rate: 100 EUR)

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