RENEW: Reflective Entrepreneurship Music Education Wordclass is a new and innovative project running from November 2016 until November 2018 funded under the European Commission programme Erasmus+ for Strategic Partnerships.

RENEW objective and aims

The project aims to promote entrepreneurship as an important component of higher music education (HME) programmes; to establish entrepreneurship as a catalyst for curricular innovation in European HME in general and particularly in the partner institutions involved in the project. RENEW will thus contribute to improving the employability of future music graduates through the artistic, pedagogical and entrepreneurial development of higher music education studies.

The project prioritizes the promotion of entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship among young people, as well as an open and innovative higher education network, embedded in the present digital era. Moreover, the project builds on the value of entrepreneurially-oriented teaching as an important tool for the training of transversal skills vital for the musician in the 21st century, such as team working, peer-learning and reflective practice. These skills will prepare musicians to be effective entrepreneurial practitioners in their future portfolio careers which, although rooted in music, may embrace other domains of activity.

By addressing teaching and learning from an entrepreneurial perspective, and ensuring future sustainability through the creation of Joint European Modules in Entrepreneurship, this project will contribute to the promotion of an open and innovative education and training within the field of Higher Music Education.

RENEW Partners

  • Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (DJM)
  • Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag (KC)
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD)
  • Sibelius Academy of Music (SIBA)
  • Norges Musikkhøgskole (NMH)
  • Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC)

AEC’s role in RENEW

AEC is responsible of the coordination of the project, including organisational, financial and communicational aspects.

RENEW Final Conference and final activities

RENEW student bootcamp and Teacher Training will precede the RENEW Final Conference 2018 taking place on 28 – 29 September 2018 in The Hague. To read the programme for teacher training, please click here.

RENEW Final OUTCOMES of the project

The final outcomes of the RENEW project and all materials from the RENEW activities; student bootcamps and Teacher Training are now available on the RENEW Website.

The final report of the external evaluator of this project – Tony Woodcock can be found here.