​NAIP (2016-2018): Training Artists Without Borders

In 2016, the NAIP collaboration initiated a new Strategic Partnership, funded by the Erasmus+ programme with the title NAIP: Training Artists Without Borders. The project started in autumn 2016 and will finish in autumn 2018.

NAIP objective and aims

This project aims at the modernisation of curricula and learning environment, through an interdisciplinary dialogue between higher education in music and performing arts. The discourse will take place within a consortium, consisting of three institutions offering the NAIP programme (European Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice), four higher educational institutions offering training in music and/or performing arts, as well as a professional partner in the field of performing arts.
This project presents the opportunities offered by cross-border and cross-art collaboration as a tool for curricular innovation, with active participation of academics and students in the field of music and performing arts, as well as players from the professional field. The project's progress and results will be widely disseminated, thereby making a significant impact on higher education in the fields of music and performing arts in Europe and beyond.

This partnership project consists of several activities over a two-year period, focusing on developing:
  • Cross-art modules
  • Mentoring as a tool for innovation, professional integration and talent development
  • Online learning approaches


NAIP partners

The project is coordinated by Iceland Academy of the Arts and the project partners:
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London,
  • Stockholms konstnärliga högskola, Stockholm
  • Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna
  • Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague
  • Pins Claus Conservatorium & Academie Minerva, Groningen
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
  • the Icelandic Opera, Reykjavik
  • Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC)

AEC's role in NAIP

The AEC's role in the project is to:
  • Contribute to the dissemination and exploitation activities of the project;
  • Develop criteria for the evaluation of the Strategic Partnership;
  • Appoint an external evaluator for the project in charge of visiting one project activity a year, read through materials and write an annual evaluation report.
For more information regarding the project please visit http://musicmaster.eu/