Deadline: 25 March 2017
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 Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is a programme designed to develop and strengthen the cultural leadership skills of young practitioners emerging on the international scene. Through its framework, content and methodology.
Through its framework, content and methodology, the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) specifically aims to improve the skills of cultural managers, as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and network building. 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 enabling you to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices.
This Cultural Diplomacy Platform aims to promote cultural engagement and cooperation between Europeans and citizens from countries all around the world. Its activities address, inter alia, the managerial practicalities of establishing sustainable cultural exchanges, build long-term collaboration based on people-to-people contacts, and engage in productive co-creation processes. To that end, the Platform includes a training component: the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) that supports young cultural managers from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU, as well as from EU Member States, in developing and strengthening their cultural leadership skills.
Participatory group discussions and educational workshops will explore a variety of current challenges and opportunities, and provide knowledge and working approaches into:
- The purposes, values and principles of international networking,
- Ways of achieving successful cooperation projects across borders and cultures,
- How to identify new trends in international cultural management,
- Strengthening intercultural management skills and developing leadership on a global scale,
- Improving soft skills for collaborating with peers in different social and cultural environments,
- Learning how to take risks and embrace uncertainty when collaborating with new partners,
- Develop practical communication and management skills on topics that enable young cultural managers to become new players of practice- and reflection-based diplomacy,
- Perfect organisational strategies to develop leadership in and through international work, etc.
The 40 participants of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally.
For the second edition of the programme, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform will look specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers who fill in the criteria below:
- are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) countries mentioned below,
- are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) the 28 EU Member States (a maximum of ten EU participants in total will be selected, each one from a different EU country).
- work for a cultural civil society organisation (NGO), a cultural enterprise (social or for profitmaking) or a public cultural institution (such as museums, libraries, or music venues that operate on local, regional and national levels),
- have relevant working experience in the field of 3 to 5 years,
- have (some) previous experience in international networking and cultural exchange,
- are working in a field or position that allows them to act as local/national multipliers of new leadership knowledge and global cultural networking, and
- hold a relevant (leading) position in their organisation.
- are strongly interested in international cultural collaboration and wish to further develop professionally in a global working context,
- show a strong awareness of intercultural sensitivities and are passionate about working on cultural issues and topics of global relevance.
Language criteria and age requirements
- have a very good working knowledge of English,
- are (preferably) 25-39 years of age.
How to Apply
Candidates who wish to be considered for participation in the second edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) shall apply through the online application form available on the website.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA.
For more information, please visit Global Cultural Leadership Programme.