EUdigiTAC – Digitally crafting new communities of practice
EUdigiTAC – Digitally crafting new communities of practice is an international project by Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan Västra Götaland, Changemaker AB, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Confartigianato-Imprese Udine co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union and Region Västra Götaland. It is a digitisation project looking to showcase existing local efforts within textile handwork and artisanship in Europe, with an aim to integrate the local artisan communities into the digital cultural economy.
The specific goals of the project are:
- To build the capacity of “nondigital native” artisans to adapt to the digital shift, providing them with skills to use digital technologies within their artistic/creative and business process;
- To test and implement new digital channels/methods of documentation, dissemination, consumption of intangible tacit knowledge, related to project-specific traditional artisanship art forms;
- To test and implement new digital channels/methods of business operation, marketing and communication of tangible cultural goods, related to project-specific traditional artisanship art forms;
- To develop new/existing audiences to project-specific traditional artisanship art forms either as consumers of tangible cultural goods, or new practitioners/holders of tacit knowledge (new artisans);
- to develop/institute a digital artisanship ecosystem for interaction between artisans (artisan to artisan) and audiences (artisan to audience), with a technical/functional purpose, but which will open and disseminate the project tools/contents to a wide European audience (again, artisans and consumer audience) beyond the project timeframe;
- to connect the project goals and activities to analogous projects contexts through joint dissemination activities.
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