1. PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT'S SUPPORTING STRUCTURE
Fraca-Ma (Fédération Régionale des Acteurs Culturels et Associatifs – Musiques Actuelles) is a non profit organisation created in 1999. It unites actors of popular music in the Centre- Val de Loire region around a common objective of general interest: to work collectively for the development of a structured and balanced regional sector. Fraca-Ma is an active network of 48 members spread over the region, representing more than one hundred employees. Together, they cover a wide range of activities, representing the diversity of the regional modern music sector: teaching and training centers, recording and/or rehearsal studios, venues, festivals, labels, tour operators, managers, radio stations, etc.). The reputation of Fraca-Ma’s members goes beyond the regional borders. Supported by the Regional Council for its various missions of general interest, Fraca-Ma is committed to encourage virtuous cooperation, defending a non-profit economy, and Cultural Rights, and adapting through experimentation to the changes in a complex and dynamic sector.
Fraca-Ma also provides support for Métiers Culture in the Centre-Val de Loire region: Métiers Culture is a collaborative platform whose aim is to secure career paths through employment, training and skills. It sets up tools and actions to sustain jobs, structures and develop activities in the regional cultural sector. Its objectives are to :
- Identify the existing tools and training courses in the Centre-Val de Loire territory and plan ahead the ones that will be needed.
- Identify, construct and use tools for guidance, evaluation, care, training, assessment and observation.
- To organise cooperation and reflection with the support of professionals on skills development actions in favour of cultural and artistic employment in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
- Support and participate in the implementation of socio-economic innovation schemes (mentoring, employers’alliance, entrepreneurs’cooperative...)
Experiences of the organisation in relation to the project presented:
For 20 years, Fraca-Ma has been working to secure professional careers in popular music sector with various measures aimed at different audiences:
- Emerging regional artists
- Emerging artist development structures (tour producers, managers, promoters, live music companies, labels, publishers…)
- Business review in management and human resources amongst its members and other organisations of the modern music sector in the Centre-Val de Loire region Visit www.DeepL.com/Pro for more information.
Fraca-Ma collaborated to various international cooperation programs with the Indian Ocean and Canada on similar themes.
Through the Métiers Culture platform, created in 2015, Fraca-Ma contributes to secure professional careers and development of skills in the cultural sector with :
- The opening of some of these methods (structural evaluation…) to the whole cultural area
- The implementation of a permanent dialogue bringing together the sectoral federations of culture, the territorial authorities, the deconcentrated services of the state, the training organizations of the cultural field, the regional representation structures of non-profit economy, etc. around the theme of employment, training, skills in culture area
- The observation and resources to understand cultural employment in the region, its issues and trends by setting up studies and analyses (by sector, territory, type of profession...)
- The definition and construction of training and skills acquisition actions (e.g. female mentoring in the performing arts, organization of training courses on business models, etc.)
- Support for the experimentation and structuring of new social and economic models: entrepreneurs cooperative, social business incubator, employers’ alliance, etc.
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE EUROPEAN PROJECT
According to the french Ministry of Culture, the cultural sector constituted 1.6% of jobs (more than 18,000 jobs) in the Centre-Val de Loire region at the end of 2014, which is as much as the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries combined.. However, part-time work is another characteristic of cultural employment. Indeed, one out of four cultural jobs is part-time compared to one out of seven regional jobs. It is even more widespread in cultural education and performing arts. The use of precarious contracts (temporary work, subsidized jobs, fixed-term contracts under the intermittent regime) is also more frequent: 22% compared to 15% for all sectors combined. This is the case for almost half of the jobs in the performing arts, one third for cultural education, three out of ten for the visual arts.
Furthermore, it is also noted that almost half of the people working in a cultural organisation has a higher education diploma, i.e. fifteen points more than for the region's workforce as a whole. This reveals a discrepancy between the level of skills acquired in initial training and the fragility of the jobs.
Thus, the need to carry out actions to respond to these observations and to secure the careers of entrepreneurs, employees and intermittent workers in the sector by promoting economic opportunities and the professional integration of young talent and graduates through networking and partnership development; the creation of a professional and partnership network being two factors in the emergence and sustainable professional integration, particularly in popular music in France.
The information presented below is to be adapted to the local context, issues and needs of the European partners wishing to join the project, and to work on a transposable and adaptable proposition.
- To encourage the emergence and professional integration of young talents and graduates in the cultural sector (artists, musicians, technicians, bookers, artist, managers, production managers, administrators, communication managers, etc.).
- Develop connections with European professionals to strengthen their network and secure the careers of young cultural talents and graduates
- Sharing good practices at a European level on employment, training, skills and securing career paths in culture (at all stages from university to employment)
At stake :
- To participate in the construction of a cultural Europe
- To develop solutions for the professional integration of young cultural graduates
- To facilitate cultural exchanges and practices between European cultural non-profit structures and to contribute to the work of the European Commission on these issues
- To adapt to the regional territory the good European practices identified on employment, training, skills in culture
- Strengthening of the economic model of the projects supported (extension of the participants' scope of action, increase in the volume of activities, development of the professional and partnership network, etc.)
- Stabilized career paths (remuneration, long-term retention of employees in the cultural sector, etc.)
- Development of a common vision of popular music sector in Europe and perpetuation of good practices
- Create bridges between academic and professional environments
- Work on adaptable and transferable solutions among Europe to facilitate employment in cultural sector
Main activities proposed by Fraca-Ma:
- Creation of a European heuristic map of cultural professions
- Production of portraits of European workers in culture: pathways, successes, difficulties of integration
- Organization of events and meetings (speed meetings, workshops for the exchange of good practices, etc.) between European professionals and young graduates in the cultural sector
- Circulation of European professionals (artists, musicians, technicians, programmers, artist managers, production managers, administrators, communication officers, etc.) in the framework of partnerships on the securing of professional careers with other European support structures in contemporary music
- Presentation of Propul'son and SODA schemes, contacts and exchanges with European organizations with similar and complementary schemes
- Set up training actions on European partnerships in culture for culture’s professionals and beginners.
Other objectives, deliverables and activities may be added by European partners wishing to cooperate on this project.
3. PARTNERSHIP DESIRED
- Arts & Culture
- Skills improvement
- Professional integration
- Adult Education
- Speed meeting
- Skills training
Expected gains :
- Good practices in the field of training of cultural professionals,
- Complementary solutions and tools to facilitate integration of young cultural professionals in the working world
Kinds of structures :
- Training centers
- General interest
- Cultural Rights
- Sustainable development
- Social Economy
- Constitution of the consortium
- Identification of the right call for proposal (Europe Creative, Erasmus+)
- Work on the project,
- Submission of the project (March 2022).
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