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CfA: Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017

The Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is designed to develop and strengthen the cultural leadership skills of young practitioners emerging on the international scene. Through its framework, content and methodology, the GCLP aims to improve the skills of cultural managers as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and network building. This will enable participants 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 the participants opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level and within the EU. The 2017 edition takes place in Athens, Greece from 19 to 23 June 2017. The deadline for applications is 25 March 2017.

In line with the main objective of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform – support the sustainable development of cultural diplomacy policies, activities, methodologies, tools and training programmes at EU level – the objective of the GCLP is to strengthen communities/networks of cultural leaders and practitioners, and to engage participants in an experience of international networking in a lean, practice-based and easily replicable learning framework.

In terms of expected outcomes, participants will be empowered with new tools and cultural leadership skills that will strengthen their own insight into their working practices, and offer them means to engage more efficiently in international cultural cooperation. We anticipate that this process will generate a multiplier effect, initially within their community of practice and subsequently into their local community. The training programme will instantly enable 40 emerging cultural practitioners (30 from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU + ten EU-based peers) to train and develop, based on a peer-to-peer learning experience, new cultural leadership skills for acting/collaborating in a global working context.

For the second edition of the GCLP, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform is looking specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU (three participants from each of these ten countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA), as well as from the 28 European Union Member States (ten participants, each from a different EU countries).

The participants to the GCLP 2017 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 second edition of the GCLP will take place in Athens, Greece on 19-23 June 2017. Candidates who wish to be considered for participation in the second edition of the GCLP must submit their application via the application.

Deadline for applications is 25 March 2017, 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.

For further information on expected outcomes, content, methodology and application procedure the full Call for applications (pdf) can be downloaded.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Feb 21, 2017