Apply: Global Cultural Leadership Programme (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills in an international working context? Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed for you.

For the first edition of the programme, 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 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 October 16–21

Application requirements

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 (some) previous experience in international networking and cultural exchange and have relevant working experience in the field of 3 to 5 years
  • are working in a field or position that allows them to act as local/national multipliers of new leadership knowledge and global cultural networking
  • hold a relevant (leading) position in their organisation

Thematic interest:

  1. are strongly interested in international cultural collaboration and wish to further develop professionally in a global working context
  2. 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:
  3. have a very good working knowledge of English
  4. are (preferably) 25 – 39 years of age

up-to-date CV (not more than two A4 pages and using the attached format)

expression of interest (not more than 500 words) setting out their motivation to participate. Expression of interest should outline what participants can bring to the learning group for sharing with their peers during the training. They should also state what they intend to take away, from the training, to their own working realities back home.

project description: in addition, candidates should provide a description of an ongoing or prospective cultural project (not more than 1000 words, pictures and media support are also accepted) that is being implemented/ is 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

Applications (preferably in pdf format) and inquiries shall be sent by e-mail to

Selected candidates (30 from the ten strategic countries, 10 from the EU) will be informed about their participation by August 20, 2016. The project team shall take care of all travel preparations (including visas) and bookings, in direct contact with all 40 selected participants.

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

For more information, Visit Cultural foundation official website

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5 thoughts on “Apply: Global Cultural Leadership Programme (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

  1. Am a Cameroonian and can’t find my country amongst those eligible so can I still apply?


    • Not to worry Linda, we have many other opportunities for you. Follow us on twitter @DiplomacyOpp to always get the updates. Merci.


  2. Thanks for this opportunity, I am a 24 year old young woman and I will be 25 years in October with two getting to three years working experience with an NGO in the district level and want to apply for this opportunity, am I eligible to apply. Thanks and will be glad to be part of this wonderful opportunity.


    • Yes. Most organisations take in exceptional applicant regardless of age. But note, you must be from one of these countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA), as well as from EU Member States.
      To interact with us faster and get more updated information, follow us on twitter @DiplomacyOpp or join our facebook group with the link at the end of the post. Did this answer your question?


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