Are you working with persons with different cultural backgrounds? Did you already experience misunderstandings or tensions in this type of collaborations? Or do you foresee that differences in cultural backgrounds could have an impact on future projects? This training offers you to explore these questions to allow you to integrate these elements in the preparation and the management of your project.




Project management

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




Based on exchanges ont he experiences of the participants and the theoretical frameworks brought by the trainer, the aim is to better take into account the different cultural backgrounds in the sound management of professional international projects of emerging creative artists.


  • What's cultue? How can it influence international/professional relations?
  • What makes the culture of a group? How can we recognize, understand and interact with it?
  • Stereotypes and cultural images: how do they interfere with our intracultural relations? How can we profit from it?
  • Each culture has different ways to perceive and live with the group/the individual, the hierarchy, timen space and the flow of information
  • The different levels of intercultural competences (informative)


Active methodology, putting the accent on the participants' inputs and giving them the possibility to exchange among peers. Presentation by the trainer as an expert of that field.


  • Have a better understanding of what is at stake in professional interactions that involve several cultures
  • Have a grid and explanatory frames to better understand, to avoid traps and to better manage work involving different cultural backgrounds


At the end of the workshop, the participants are conscious about the unavoidable "do's and don'ts" in the professional and intercultural contexts.


  • Bibliography
  • Basic equipment (computer, video projector, flipchart, wifi)


Questionnaire to be filled out by the participants (paper and online versions exist)

Support material

Powerpoint for the trainer,Documents ditributed to the participants, Practical exercices and games

Other related recommended resources

evaluation available


4 h


up to 12

Course language(s)

Français, English

Past track experience

since 2016


Isabel Mohedano Sohm




Sophie Ypersiel


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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SMart is a non-profit organisation created in Belgium in 1998 which is developing itself in 8 European countries. SMart aims to simplify and support the professional paths of creative and cultural workers. Their principal goal is to help the self-employed to develop their own activities through a secure system.