26 Apr 2018

Call for Applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2018

Are you a young cultural manager/practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills? Are you excited to be part of a growing international network of young cultural professionals?

The third edition of our Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is made for you!

GCLP 2018

For the third edition of the GCLP, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform is looking specifically for applications 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.

This third edition of the GCLP will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 28 October to 1 November 2018 (arrivals October on 27 and departures on 2 November). Travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform.

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

Applications for the GCLP 2018 are now closed. Thank you all for your participations.

You have a question regarding the Global Cultural Leadership Programme? Please consult the FAQ of the Call.

All collected data will be treated anonymously and used for the selection procedure as well as for reporting purposes.

What is the Global Cultural Leadership Programme?

Through its framework, content and methodology, the 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 participants opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level, and enabling them to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices.

The activities of the GCLP will, inter alia, address the managerial practicalities of establishing sustainable cultural exchanges, build long-term collaboration based on people-to-people contacts, and engage in productive co-creation processes. They will engage participants in an experience of international networking in a lean, practice-based and easily replicable learning framework.

Past editions of the GCLP

  • The first edition of the GCLP took place in October 2016 in Valletta, Malta. Click here to see the evaluation report.
  • The second edition of the GCLP took place in June 2017 in Athens, Greece. Click here to see the evaluation report.

Participants of the first edition of the GCLP in Valletta, Malta, October 2016.

Participants of the second edition of the GCLP in Athens, Greece, in June 2017.