BAD - Beyond Art Disciplines
Final Digital Conference 
Wednesday September 29th 14:00 – 18:00 CET

Free admission but registration is necessary. 
Please register here before September 27th. 
Zoom link will be sent via email a few days prior the conference.


Programme September 29th 14:00 - 18:00 CET

14.00 – 15.30 Presentation of the BAD project
Christofer Fredriksson, Tine Stolte
Emerging Themes from the BAD project
Tine Stolte
The BAD lens
Thora Einarsdottir, Berglind Tómasdóttir
The BAD game
Sara Erlingsdotter
Questions and discussion
Christofer Fredriksson
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.00 
Empty Space
Berglind Tómasdóttir
16.00 – 16.45 Try out - The BAD game

16.45 – 17.00 Break

17.00 – 18.00 Wrap-up
Sharing experiences from the smaller groups
Thora Einarsdottir, Sara Erlingsdotter
Presentation of the BAD project
Tine Stolte
Questions and discussion 
Christofer Fredriksson


BAD – Beyond Art Disciplines

For the last two years Stockholm University of the Arts, SKH (Performing Arts and Opera), the Iceland University of the Arts (Music and Performing Arts) and the Hanze University of Groningen (Music and Fine Arts), have been working together in an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership (SP) called BAD - Beyond Art Disciplines. We have been practically exploring the notion of cross-arts and developing methods for teaching in a cross-art setting. The aim is to create a cross-cutting transdisciplinary arts module, wherein artists will expand, improve and enhance their community of practice, professional development and employability. 
How can we explore and develop pedagogical methods and strategies for cross-artistic collaboration in performing arts, visual arts, opera, and music? 
How can we develop methods and tools for collaboration and non-hierarchical structures in an artistic and pedagogical process? 
Our aims for this transdisciplinary collaboration lays in the necessity we feel to rethink and innovate our practice in Higher Arts Education. This practice needs to adapt to the requirements of the rapid changing world in which artist not only need to be specialized in the craft of their art discipline but also need to be able to communicate and collaborate within and beyond their disciplines. As a consequence, we have to reframe our curriculum and our teaching and learning approaches in such a way that we facilitate and support the learning of students and prepare them for today’s reality. Moreover, we as faculty, as we found out during our collaboration, need to become learners ourselves again in order to be prepared to transform our way of teaching and the learning environment we create in our institutions. This innovative attitude ultimately leads to educating artists who possess relevant 21st century and life-long learning competences which helps them to act as flexible professionals, who are able to adapt to many different contexts, to co-create and interrelate. Ultimately, they innovate the art practice. 
Speakers at the BAD conference
Thora Einarsdottir is Dean of Music and Performing Arts at Icelandic University of the Arts. Thora’s artistic background is in opera. A graduate of Guildhall School of music and Drama prestigious Opera Course she has an extensive career as an opera singer internationally as well as in her home country Iceland. As an educator she has led and collaborated in research projects on pedagogies in Higher Music Education with focus on the one-to-one learning situation, collaborative teaching, learning community, student empowerment and mentoring. Thora Einarsdottir holds an MA in Arts Education.
Sara Erlingsdotter is a Swedish theatre- and opera director and artistic leader. She has developed innovative courses at master’s level for performing artists, where the participants examine the meeting between music, theatre and landscape design and create new stage rooms and meeting places, in Sweden and internationally. Sara Erlingsdotter is assistant professor in Performing Art, (BAD, Beyond Art Disciplines) at the Department of Opera at Stockholm University of the Arts, SKH. She has also led the international project Meeting Place - Performing Arts and Landscape in collaboration with universities of arts in UK, Portugal and Brazil.
Tine Stolte is programme leader of the master ‘New Audiences and Innovative Practice’ (NAIP) at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen. Within the frame of this programme both students and faculty focus on developing innovative practices in music and beyond. As a point of departure, the programme works in diverse contexts and focus on finding new ways to engage audiences. She also is responsible for the 'creative learning strand' in the bachelor programme of the Prince Claus Conservatoire. Tine Stolte is a creative director of the Innovative Conservatoire (ICON,
Berglind Tómasdóttir is a flutist and interdisciplinary artist living in Reykjavík, Iceland. In her work she frequently explores identity and archetypes, as well as music as a social phenomenon. Berglind Tómasdóttir holds degrees in flute playing from Reykjavik College of Music, The Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and a D.M.A. in contemporary music performance from University of California, San Diego. Berglind is a professor and program director of the master's program New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP) at Iceland University of the Arts.
Christofer Fredriksson International Relations Coordinator, Stockholm University of Arts supporting and developing internationalization on university level and coordinating the institutional participation in the EU funded programmes.