The GCLP is the main training component of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform. Its main objective is to support young cultural managers emerging on the international scene, and coming from the 10 Strategic Partners of the European Union as well as from EU Member States, in developing and strengthening their cultural leadership skills.
The third edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP)will take place inAmsterdam, The Netherlands, from 27 October to 2 November 2018 (arrivals 27 October afternoon, departure 2 November by noon) and will include a working visit to Leeuwarden (Friesland), European Capital of Culture 2018 from 1 to 2 November 2018.
All travel and accommodation costs for participants of the GCLP will be covered by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform.
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 third edition of the programme in 2018, 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 managing/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 managing/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 at least 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) management 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.
The deadline for applications is 14 June 2018, at 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.