Call for applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme


After an inspirational pilot edition in Malta in October 2016, the second edition of the Cultural Diplomacy Platform's Global Cultural Leadership Programme will take place on 19-23 June 2017 in Athens. Deadline is 25 March.    

Participants to the first Global Cultural Leadership Programme in Malta

Participants to the first Global Cultural Leadership Programme in Malta

Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills?

Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed just for you!

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 via the application form below before 25 March 2017, 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.

For further information on expected outcomes, content, methodology and application procedure please download the full Call for applications (pdf).

If you have a question regarding the Global Cultural Leadership Programme, you can consult the FAQ of the Call.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

The Cultural Diplomacy Platform is a collaboration between Goethe-Institut Brüssel, Institut Français, British Council, European Union of National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), Bozar and ECF –with the support of the European Commission/European External Action Service – EEAS.