Artists’ Development Project: 2004


RESEO’s Artists’ Development Project (ADP) was a programme of professional development for artists working in opera education, developed and managed by RESEO in collaboration with six member opera houses.

An informal learning programme with broad objectives, the ADP was based on the action research model of training – a process of active participation, followed by shared critical reflection. The project was built on a simple model of exchange, using RESEO members’ own education programmes as a learning resource. Three opera companies offered an insight into three broad issues for opera education artists: Scottish Opera in Glasgow focused on ‘Young Audiences’, Finnish National Opera in Helsinki focused on the ‘Wider Community’, and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on ‘New Work’. Each company acted as project hosts, inviting artists and education managers from the RESEO membership across Europe to participate in four different projects.

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