Turn a good idea into reality by setting up a working project plan and taking it from start to finish for best results.




Project formulation

Target groups

Artists, Creative and Cultural Professions


for all sectors, photography, visual and graphic arts, music, webdesign, dance, media, performing arts

Level of experience

for all levels, Beginners, Intermediary, Experienced




A good idea is indispensible for making money as an artist, but so are things like planning, feedback, activity plans and sound financial management. This module handles the basics of setting up and managing a project.


  • Setting up a project plan, various stages of project management;
  • Planning a project: estimating time investments and effort;
  • Resources: money, time, personnel, materials, etc. including target groups & how to involve them;
  • Legal and administrative issues: incorporating them into the plan;
  • Execution of the project plan: following the steps and troubleshooting;
  • Evaluation and assessement: determining success factors, scoring your own performance & learning from mistakes


The artistic ideas and concepts of the participants will be used as the starting point for this module, so as to work from their practice as much as possible. The participants are taken through the stages of project management (from planning and budgetting to setting up collaborations, a working plan, monitoring progress and finally evaluation) by using their own ideas to question the steps along the way. Ideally, this module is revisited a few times throughout the coaching of the participants.


Participants learn how to handle the realisation of their ideas and concepts into reality. They are able to set up a project plan and have an idea of how to handle the execution thereof.


Participants know the basic principles behind setting up a project, from plan to evaluation and everything connected to it.


Concentration is required, therefore a quiet (class?)room is necessary with paper, pens and a whiteboard or other presentation equipment.


Personal feedback at the end of the session, as well as evaluation forms.

Support material

A handout should be prepared that shows the various stages of a project, from planning to evaluation, to provide an overview of the steps.


3 h


up to 12

Course language(s)

Nederlandse, English

Past track experience

since 2010


Jade Schiff, Ninja Kors or freelance project manager


Stichting ROOTS & ROUTES Netherlands


Jade Schiff


under the project Routes to Employment


📎 Module PDF (0.11 MB)

Personal curriculum

This Curriculum was developed with funding from the EU programme ERASMUS+ as Strategic Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Training.
This curriculum reflects only the authors’ views; the European Commission and the ERASMUS+ national agencies are not responsible for any use that may be made of the informations it contains.

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Stichting ROOTS & ROUTES Netherlands

ROOTS & ROUTES NL helps emerging talent to find routes towards a living as a professional musician, dancer or media maker; no matter what their cultural or artistic roots are.