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project "Get Going with Music" did take place
It was an information project with a starting point at the Music Department of
Kofoeds Skole, a huge social institution for unemployed people in Copenhagen
The transnational partnership Artisan was constituted on
The transnational cooperation ARTISAN was trying to explore performing arts and artrelated work as an alternative way of teaching
Artisan was working with disadvantaged youth, youth workers and creative artists to establish a network of leaders who can effectively use arts participation and experience to better equip young people in their understanding of and integration into the labour market.
"Get Going with Music" was working on the furthering use of the knowledge of music as a socialpedagogical tool and during the days 18 - 21 March 1999 Get Going with Music was hosting an international conference at Kofoeds Skole with the topic "Performing arts as a Socialpedagogical Tool".
The conference, which has got the titel "Other Ways of Learning", was representing projects from 12 different European countries, using music, dance and theatre in developing educatin and lifelong learning within their community, and the conference was a first step in building up a network of "art-youth-workers" .
The conference did, beside an exhibition part, present different workshops, lectures and performances by young people showing how artwork, e.g. because of its high status in subcultures, can function as an engine in learning processes for disadvantaged young people. In this connection the conference was also able to present a special performance made by 79 young people from 6 different countries under the wings of the EU programme Youth for Europe.