INTERSTICE - Encounters between artists, children and educators






Unibo structure involved: Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin" - EDU
Scientific manager: Chiara Panciroli
Unibo Team: Chiara Panciroli, Laura Corazza, Danilo Caracciolo, Anita Macauda, Veronica Russo, Giuseppina Resta
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Erasmus+ Action type: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Strategic Partnerships for higher education
Project reference: 2020-1-ES01-KA203-082989
Start Date: 2 November 2020
End Date: 1 November 2022
Budget:       Total: 295,604      UNIBO: € 68,963 



The INTERSTICE project aims to influence the learning outcomes of university students of the Early Childhood and Primary Education degree by incorporating innovative experiences that intertwine art and education through collaborative learning between students, artists, teachers and children. These innovative experiences share promoting inclusive creative artistic experiences to the entire child population, especially those most vulnerable and who have fewer opportunities to experience quality proposals.

Based on the experience in different areas (visual and scenic art, and expertise in 0-3; 3-6 y 6-12 years old) and the positive results carried out in different educational and cultural partner institutions, the aim is to expand this model of innovation in the different European countries that participate in it. The results of the project include different products and pedagogical materials that will facilitate the training and implementation of the experiences for university students so that they, in turn, can train teachers and other education professionals together with artists, to include the art of Integrated form in the university and other educational and cultural institutions.

  • To improve the level of aptitudes and competences of the students of the infant and primary education degree of the universities of the consortium, training them in the development of quality aesthetic practices in the context of childhood.
  • Bring quality contemporary art in nursery, preschools and primary schools, improving creativity, critical thinking of boys and girls.
  • Bring quality contemporary art closer to nursery and primary schools.
  • Promote opportunities for participation in cultural experiences, reducing inequalities in their access following three principles: interaction, participation and democracy in educational contexts.


  • Offer students of Early Childhood and Primary Education of the partner Universities specific training in more diverse teaching styles and adapted to contemporary cultural contexts hybrid between art and education.
  • Influence lifelong learning through the intersection of cultural agents and educators to develop a more holistic, inclusive and participatory artistic education conceptual framework.
  • Explore the potential of new training and teaching methodologies, such as peer learning.
  • Promote intercultural awareness through mobility and cooperation between the institutions of the countries of the consortium.

During the project, each partner institution will train the rest of the project participants in their area of ​​expertise: the performing arts and the visual arts in different educational stages, both at the infant level (0-3 and 3-6 years), and primary school. (6-12 years old). The professionals involved in the training will be in charge of training university students so that they, in turn, can train teachers from educational centres through the peer learning methodology.
The intellectual outputs that will be developed during the project include documentary, audiovisual, educational and investigative materials that will be available openly and digitally to inspire others to develop innovative experiences between art and education in their respective institutions. Results include 7 products:

  • Methodological guide,
  • Peer learning methodology,
  • Research on peer learning methodology,
  • Open pedagogical materials,
  • Training course for education students from partner universities,
  • Virtual artistic museum.

In order to make the project visible and disseminate the results, each of the 5 partners will hold a multiplier event to share the different intellectual products with professionals linked to educational and cultural institutions in each of the countries. Both the project website and the virtual museum will remain open and updated for five years, in order to be a source of inspiration to other professionals and institutions. The results will also be published in the Results Platform of the Erasmus + Projects, in addition to disseminating through the media and social networks in order to disseminate locally and internationally.
All the results will be open in order to have an impact on the partners and other educational and cultural centres and institutions of each partner country and of other potentials. The impact will be measured from the evaluations of the agents and institutions involved in the project from the University and educational and cultural institutions. Also through the participants of the multiplier events, the presence in the press, social networks and links with other networks.