04 December 2020
MUSA - European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance is a European project of professional training dedicated to young string quartets. It aims at providing them with knowledge, skills and competences of entrepreneurship which are absent in their general curriculum, although fundamental for their professional career.
MUSA is aimed at young professional string quartets composed by musicians between 20 and 35 years old, who work together and focus on the classical chamber music repertoire. MUSA is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union as Strategic Partnership to support innovation (Key Action 2).
The strategic partnership is composed by: Le Dimore del Quartetto S.r.l. Impresa Sociale as Leading Organisation, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and ASK - Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions of University Bocconi in Milan (Italy), ProQuartet - Centre européen de musique de chambre from Paris and La Ferme de Villefavard en Limousin di Villefavard (France), by Experimenta from Lisbon (Portugal).
MUSA started in October 2020 and lasts for 25 months. It is composed of four main activities:
The pilot experimentation (Intellectual Outputs) is made up of three main European phases:
The journey of MUSA ends in October 2022 in the heart of Europe, Brussels, with a big event in a symbolic place of the city.
MUSA involves the participation of 11 international string quartets, selected by all the partners and hosted in residency in historic houses and other places of relevant cultural interest. The artistic residency represents a source of inspiration for the development of quartets’ identity and image.
MUSA has the final objective of enabling young musicians to improve their professional prospects, providing the organizations involved in this sector with a new training offer, strengthening the relationship between music and the cultural heritage sectors with the perspective of enhancing European culture in terms of employment and socio-economic development.
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design recognizes Talent of Colombian Design and Entrepreneurship.
This May IED is in New York City, with students and Alumni presenting their projects and winning awards at both NYCxDESIGN festival and the Creative Week.
Exhibition open to the public from 6 to 12 June 2022 at the Fuorisalone in the BASE Milano spaces.
With the month of May restart the events of More Than Monday | Inspirational Stories,the digital conference cycle dedicated to the IED community.
Due to the global pandemic we are experiencing, IED has decided that the terms for a Full Refund of what has been paid by students will be extended in case the withdrawal is due to Covid-19 related reasons.
IED Network offers 182 scholarships for its Undergraduate courses held in Italy and Spain.v
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and “Aldo Galli “ Academy of Fine Arts and Kunsthal Centro Superior de Diseño SL have offered 46 scholarships to support those talents who want to attend an Undergraduate or Foundation course abroad and boost their training path with an experience in Italy or Spain*. The scholarship will cover 50% of the tuition fee!
IED participates in the Dubai Design Week 2021 with a physical exhibition “Light Shelters”, displaying 2 projects by IED Alumni. From November 8th to 12th.
IED is pleased to share the creation of a brand new platform addressed to their creative community – IED Smart Creativity.
IED Network offers 109 scholarships for its Master courses held in Italy and Spain.
This is a virtual meeting place dedicated to relationships, inspirational content, and trends in the contemporary and learning world.
The IED Network presents a rich set of events for the month of March and April: the Open Days of IED Italia and IED Spain dedicated to the Undergraduate courses and Bachelor's.
IED Dean Riccardo Balbo at ICCSD Advisory Committee 2020