Research portfolio

  • 2019 –   COLOUR • LIGHT • SENSING, Effects of coloured light on our perception, explores the perception of coloured light.
  • 2017 -2020 The PWO project “fading-lights, the cross over from candle to LED” fits in the wider context of the history of technical theatre and focuses on the changing use of lighting when starting to use new light sources. The Expertise Centre cooperates with the Swedish University Uniarts Stockholm on this project.
  • 2017 – 2019 The LAAR project researches the possibilities of the use of Learning Analytics and Augmented Reality for VET training and education in the field of technical theatre.
  • 2016 – 2018 The TeBeVat project develops tools to help with the acknowledgement of previously acquired competences. The core of the project lies in supporting the candidate who wants to have their competences assessed using a structured portfolio based on ESCO competences. 2015 – 2017
  • 2015 – 2017 The TALQ project (Transparency in Art Levels & Qualifications) researches how to map national qualifications and certificates based on international ESCO profiles.
  • 2014 – 2017 In the Changement a vue project the Expertise Centre researches the use of Baroque machinerie and its influence on the language of movement in modern day stage mechanics together with Uniarts Stockholm.
  • 2014 2017 The Capturing project researched the possibilities of  live image capturing and tracking in a musical context.
  • 2015 – 2017: The ETTE project develops a European competence description and assessment methodology for a safety passport in the events and performing arts sector.
  • 2014 – 2017 The Expertise Centre helps STEPP and SFP to write the “Beroeps Kwalificatie Dossiers” or Occupational Qualification descriptions for technical theatre for AHOVOKS.
  • 2013 – 2017: Chanel Tour is a new, unique initiative that will promote the possibilities to visit the hirtorical theatres of Great-Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands.
  • 2013 – 2015: The Expertise Centre is partner in the ESCO sectoral reference commission for the arts, entertainment and recreation sector. The reference commission develops a standard terminology in all EU languages and an open format allowing for linking national and regional employment initiatives in order to match people and employers across borders.
  • 2012 – 2015: The ScenTec project aims at achieving higher creative, technical and safety standards in the Balkans by developing professional trainings for stage technicians.
  • 2012 – 2013: The COOP project develops a blueprint for a cooperative service company for the cultural sector. The project wants to investigate if and how a cooperative business model can provide a more stable employment situation for beginning stage technicians and artists.
  • 2011 – 2014: The Timeline project researches ways of preserving, documenting and validating stage technological heritage.
  • 2011 – 2014: The Backbone project aims at developing a competence database in order to couple tools for the evaluation, validation and portfolio development of professional competences. The tool focuses on the unique individual profile of the apprentice.
  • 2011 – 2012: The Cue One Go project developed an evaluation tool for workplace learning and apprenticeship based on the competency catalogue developed by the Expertise Centre for Stage Technology. The tool also contains three Q&A brochures about workplace learning and apprenticeship.
  • 2010 – 2012: The REcoEP project developed a toolkit about sustainable stage technology for professionals and apprentices. The toolkit contains tips and good practices and translates them to checklists, courses, and a practical guide.
  • 2009 – 2013: The Testcentrum Podiumtechnieken (Assessment Centre for Certification of Professional Experience). The Assessment Centre currently certifies six professions: assistant technician, technician, stage manager, specialist lighting, specialist sound and specialist video.
  • 2009 – 2012: The CAPE-SV project aims at making teaching units transferable within the ECVET training credits in order to achieve the European Long Life Learning goals.
  • 2009: The TTF project developed an advice for the European employees and employers federations based on a preliminary analysis of the trainings, educational programs and innovation projects in Europe.
  • 2008 – 2011: The OPTiV project analyzed the Flemish education in technical theatre and developed recommendations in order to strengthen the international context of the Flemish stage technology trainings and educational programs.
  • 2008 – 2009: The PraPAT project analyzed the state of workplace learning and apprenticeship as a preparatory study for the professional HBO5 and SeNaSE stage technology training programs developed by the Flemish Strategic Advisory Board for Education and Professional Training (VLOR) (link).
  • 2007 – 2010 In de start-up phase of the assessment centre, the expertise centre supported the development of “beroepscompetentieprofielen” or occupational profiles and ‘standaarden” or assessment standards. Later we supported the translation of the Europass supplements.
  • 2007 – 2009: LPT (Live Performance Techniques) is the sequel to the TTT project. The project builds on previous research in order to develop tools for mock-ups of competency portfolios, training needs and comparison of training programs.
  • 2005 – 2008: The LiViDat project developed dedicated up to date content for training and educational purposes about the use of video and data projection in the performing arts. The research focused on current technological as well as artistic developments.
  • 2005 – 2007: The TTT (Theatre Technical Training) project developed a taxonomy allowing to transfer and compare technical theatre competencies between several countries and systems.

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