Learning Trajectories handbooks are intended as a resource for any organisation that wishes to develop a professional development programme with the aim of helping live art workers to broaden their thinking, practises and networks beyond national borders.


The handbooks are targeted primarily at performing arts professionals and organisations. Specifically, it is aimed at:

  • trainers and mentors of intermediary organisations providing expertise to cultural managers, producers and artists who seek to operate internationally but who still lack the tools and methodologies to do so;
  • cultural managers, producers and artists seeking to develop their capacity to operate in a European or international context and who currently have limited experience or who need to strategize their approach in a better way;
  • European networks and platforms that support the international capacity of their members to operate in a European or international context and that have limited experiences or a need to strategize their approach in a better way.

Handbooks in English

This document helps you focus on the process involved in designing – or redesigning – the best possible framework for individuals to experience creative, relational and business growth in an international context.

This document seeks to provide some concrete advice and discussion points to international development programme organisers on how to create and circulate meaningful resources to participants to help them prepare for their mobility experience.

This document highlights the relevance of cross-border cultural mobility and its impact on the professional and creative development of artists and culture professionals. Undertaking a mobility experience helps participants embrace diversity and test approaches outside a familiar environment.

Annotated Bibliography: International professional development programmes for the performing arts. Learning Trajectories, March 2022,

Handbooks in French

Handbooks in Italian

Handbooks in Swedish