Call for applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme

Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills? Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed just for you!

The EU's Global Cultural Leadership Programme is looking for three South African cultural practitioners. Photo: www.voanews.com
The EU's Global Cultural Leadership Programme is looking for three South African cultural practitioners. Photo: www.voanews.com

Through its framework, content and methodology, the Global Cultural Leadership Programme specifically aims to improve the skills of cultural managers, enhance collaborative peer-to-peer learning, network building and enable you to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices.

The programme offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, giving you opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level and within the European Union (EU).

The Global Cultural Leadership Programme is a component of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform, launched in March 2016 to support the European Commission with the implementation of a new strategy for international cultural relations. The platform aims to carry out activities in order to enhance the EU’s cultural engagement with countries and their citizens.

The BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, British Council, EUNIC Global, European Cultural Foundation and Institut Français have formed a consortium, led by the Goethe-Institut, to support the implementation of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform.

Who can apply

For the first edition of the programme, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform is looking specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers from the 10 Strategic Partners of the EU, specifically three participants from each of these countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA, as well as from EU Member States (ten EU participants from different EU counties).

The participants to the Global Cultural Leadership Programme will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their respective countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally.

This first Global Cultural Leadership Programme will take place in Valletta, Malta from 16 to 21 October 2016.

How to apply

Candidates who wish to be considered for participation in the first edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme shall submit an up-to-date CV (an attachment of not more than two A4 pages), an expression of interest (not more than 500 words) and a project description (not more than 1000 words).

For further information on expected outcomes, content, methodology and application procedure, please download the Call for participants and application form.

Applications (preferably in pdf format) and inquiries can be sent by e-mail to globalculturalprogramme@cultureinexternalrelations.eu

The deadline for submitting applications is 1 August 2016 at 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.

For more information visit Cultural Diplomacy Platform website.

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