From Global to local

The International Glomus network of higher education in music and performing arts uses the corona break to reach out to young citizens locally in Aarhus.

20 young students from the Academy and from the Danish School of Performing Arts are this week (week 34) working together with about 20 young people from FGU Aarhus, a 2-year preparatory basic education for young people between 16 and 25 years who need a little extra to get ready for a youth education or a job.

The “Glomus Glocal” project forms the framework for exchange and learning between the art students and the local project participants, with a special focus on music, dance and drama. The participants work together in small groups for 4-5 hours per. day. The art students are responsible for facilitating the artistic collaboration, and the FGU students are responsible for bidding with themes, ideas and competencies in the process.

The process is more important than the result, but all groups work towards a smaller, internal performance at the end of the process. The art students thus gain experience in using their art professionalism in a broader context, and the FGU students get to confirm and strengthen their creative potentials.

Glomus Camp

The GLOMUS network is a global network for higher education in music and performing arts, comprising 25 institutions from virtually all corners of the world. From Denmark the Academy and the Danish School of Performing Arts are involved in the network.

Historically, the network has focused partly on capacity building in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, partly on the exchange of students and teachers, to great benefit and inspiration of the Western partner also. Every second year, Glomus holds an international camp, where students and teachers from the partner institutions meet for 10 days for cross-cultural exchange, debate, workshops, playing, etc.

Previously, the Glomus camp was held in i.a. Ghana, Brazil and Malaysia, the most recent camp was held in Georgia in 2019. The 2021 camp was supposed to be held in Aarhus but has been postponed to 2022 due to corona. Instead, the two Danish host institutions are hosting Glomas Glocal, as a purely local initiative. The project is supported with DKK 50,000 from the Nordic Culture Fund’s new support program Globus. The Academy and the Danish School of Performing Arts are project managers and contribute artistic and administrative resources.

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