Call for applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017

The application period for the second edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is open.  This programme is an initiative of the "Cultural Diplomacy Platform" which it is a two-year project that has been officially launched in March 2016 to support the European Commission with the implementation of a new EU Strategy for international cultural relations'. This Platform aims to carry out activities in order to enhance the EU’s cultural engagement with third countries and their citizens. The partners of the consortium are apart from the Goethe-Institut, the British Council, the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (Bozar), the European Cultural Foundation, the EUNIC Global and the Institut Français.

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.

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

For further information and application, please visit the official website