Training Artists Without Borders (2016 – 2018) is a collaborative project of several European cultural institutions and arts academies. The project is funded by the Eramus+ program.

The project wil be presented at a seminar at the Department of Music on November 30 from 3pm - 5pm.


  • Alexander Roberts, Programme Director, Department of Performing Arts, IUA
  • Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Associate Professor, Department of Music, IUA
  • Fríða Björk Ingvarsdóttir, Rector, IUA
  • Sigurdur Halldórsson, Professor and Programme Director of NAIP (New Audiences and Innovative Practice) at IUA
  • Tryggvi M. Baldvinsson, Dean, Department of Music, IUA
  • Þorgerður Edda Hall, Project Manager at the International Department of IUA
  • Þóra Einarsdóttir, Professor and Programme Director, Department of Music, IUA
  • Students from NAIP (New Audiences and Innovative Practice) and Department of Performing Art
  • Moderator: Elisabet Indra Ragnarsdottir


More and more artists work across the arts and interdisciplinary emphases in arts education are becoming increasingly important. At the same time, digital environments and new knowledge have created new ways of online learning and mentoring.

Over the past two years (September 2016 - September 2018), artists from all over the world met on a regular basis with the aim of developing ways and knowledge for arts education in this changing environment. 

Within the project Training Artists Without Borders three groups took on three different but closely related subjects:

  • Cross-arts collaboration
  • Mentoring as a tool for innovation 
  • Online learning approaches

The research process led to inspirational experiments, urgent questions and (a few) answers that will be presented on November 30 between 3pm – 5pm at Skipholt 31.

All welcome.


Training Artists Without Borders (2016 – 2018) is a collaborative project of several European cultural institutions and arts academies: