The Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is open to the outstanding cultural managers from Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA (3 participants from each of these 10 countries), as well as from the 28 Member States of the European Union (10 participants, each from a different EU country).
The Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is a learning programme designed to
develop and reinforce knowledge, competences and professional networks of cultural
practitioners who are emerging on the international scene. Through its framework, content and methodology, which strongly builds on peer-to-peer learning, reflection and collaborative network building, the GCLP enables young leading managers of cultural organisations to gain fresh insights and develop new approaches to international cultural collaboration practices. The programme offers a set of applied 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
Participatory group reflections, educational workshops, expert talks and peer discussions
will explore a variety of current challenges and opportunities, and provide knowledge and working approaches into:
• Purposes, values and experiences of international cultural collaboration and exchange,
• Practices and principles of cultural diplomacy and cultural relations in a global context,
• Develop practical communication and management approaches on topics that enable young cultural managers to become new players of practice-and reflection-based diplomacy,
• Reflecting on managing/leading cultural organisations in international working relations,
• Developing intercultural competences and working approaches for collaborating with peers
in different social and cultural environments, but also with citizens and cultural communities on local and transnational levels,
• Learning how to take risks and embrace uncertainty when collaborating with new partners,
• How to analyse/adopt new trends in international cultural management and identify/link to new international flagship initiatives in the field
Worth of Award
- Travel, accommodation, and meals are covered by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform.
- Applications must be from outstanding cultural managers from Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA (3 participants from each of these 10 countries), as well as from the 28 Member States of the European Union (10 participants, each from a different EU country).
- The participants to the GCLP 2018 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.
How to Apply
- Candidates who wish to be considered for participation in the third edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) shall apply through the online application form on the website.
- Please note that candidates will be asked to fill in information on their CV, as well as an expression of interest (approx.500 words), which should outline the candidate’s motivation, and what he/she can bring to the learning group for sharing with his/her peers during the training. Candidates should also state what they intend to take away from the training to their own working realities back home.
- In addition, candidates will be asked to upload (in a pdf format) the description of an ongoing or prospective cultural project ( not more than1. 000 words, pictures and media support are also accepted) that is being implemented/to be implemented in the near future. Candidates should specify the following:
Background and context
- Strategic and specific goals
- Main activities
- Expected results and impact
- Individual implication
Deadline: applications close 14 June 2018, at 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.