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Call for applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017

BY 27.02.17

THE Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is looking for its next cohort of young leaders to attend a ground-breaking, intensive programme to shape and develop cultural managers for  its 2017 intake in Athens, Greece on 19-23 June 2017. 

The GCLP is looking for young cultural practitioner wanting to develop and strengthen their cultural leadership skills. Through its framework, content and methodology, the 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.

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 form before 25 March 2017, 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.

Eligibility

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: 

Geographical criteria:

  • are nationals/permanent residents of (and are working for organisations in) Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea or the USA (a maximum of three participants from each of these ten countries will be selected),
  • 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).

Professional experience:

  • 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.

Thematic interest:

  • 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.

 

Costs

  • As stated in the Call for Participants, all travel (full roundtrip flights and local transports in Malta) and accommodation (5 hotel nights, including breakfast) costs for selected participants will be covered by the Programme.
  • Most of the meals will also be covered by the Programme. The Programme does not cover the local transport in your own country.
  • There is no additional participation fee.

 

Application

Candidates will be selected by the management team of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform and the five experts/tutors who deliver the programme.

Selected candidates (30 from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU, and ten from the EU) will be informed about their participation by mid-April 2017.

The management team will assist selected participants in their travel preparations (including visas) and bookings. 

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section 

Visit the official web-page fore more information. 

 

DEADLINE: Submit application form  before 25 March 2017, 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.

 

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