Collage Arts was part of the STEP partnership project led by WAC Performing Arts and Media College. Supporting Talent to Employment Programme (STEP) was a Transfer of Innovation project that built upon the successful Leonardo CrossWorker project by transferring the innovative CrossWorker concept designed to empower and enable young people to become mentors, support workers and trainers (CrossWorkers) within a diverse range of Non Formal Learning Sector (NFLS) environments in the Creative and Cultural Industries.
The STEP project partnership was led by WAC Performing Arts and Media College and comprised of seven partners from Spain, Greece, Holland, Italy and the UK, involved in the delivery of learning and other support programmes which foster enterprise and innovation within the arts, and creative and cultural sectors, using informal learning in their work with excluded groups and young people.
STEP had the goal of developing a common European framework of competences for young people to become CrossWorkers (mentors, support workers and trainers) in the non-formal learning sector within the creative industries, including music, drama, visual arts, media production and design.
STEP worked with organisations that utilise informal learning, delivered through artistic and cultural expression, to provide vocational support to disadvantaged and disaffected young people.