IDENTIFY YOUR MOTIVATIONS AND DEFINE THE STARTING POINT OF YOUR PROJECT.
When starting your project, it is advisable to organise a working session with your partners in order to be clear about your motivations. Failure to do so could lead to misunderstandings between the project leaders. It is quite common to hear: « But I had never imagined this at the beginning! ». Indeed, as long as the original idea has not been drafted and assessed, the feelings, objectives and wishes of the various parties remain unclear. It is therefore essential to complete this first stage.
You can write a brief outline of your project.
IDENTIFY THE KEY WORDS.
It is important never to distort the original idea. By identifying the key terms, you will save time later on. They can also be used as a basis for presenting and arguing your project.
ENSURE THAT THE ORIGINAL IDEA IS RELEVANT TO YOUR ORGANISATION’S STATUTES/ POLICIES AND/OR PROJECT.
It is important that the activity is in line with the missions set by the organisation with which you are working. From the start of the reflection process, be careful not to stray from the founding texts (the statutes, the charter for Arts Education – EAC, the study plans, the legal, educational and institutional frameworks, etc.).
After having incurred financial resources for example, one may realise, (sometimes too late) that the project does not respect the fundamentals described in the founding documents.
This does not mean that it is impossible to modify the organisation’s statutes, to adapt them, to make them evolve, but that this should only be done in exceptional cases.