Cultural Management Academy 2018

09:00 Mon. /→Fri. 06/07

ARCUB, Str. Lipscani nr. 84-90, Bucharest, Romania


The general theme of the program Cultural Management Academy in 2018 is `Engaging with Heritage`.

The program consists of a one-week intensive educational course in Bucharest with the topic of `Engaging with Heritage` and it includes lectures, seminars, discussions, debates and individual assignments given by Romanian and international professionals from the heritage sector, an online education platform with individual and group assignments.
The program culminates in an international meeting on cultural management and a networking fair in Sofia in September 2018, bringing together participants from Bucharest, Sarajevo, Sofia and Thessaloniki and international guest-speakers. Upon successful completion of the Academy, Goethe-Institut will fund on competitive basis start-up collaborative international projects between participants from Bucharest and their colleagues from the branches in Sarajevo, Sofia and Thessaloniki.
CMA is curated by Miki Braniște, cultural manager and director of the Temps d `Images Festival, with the support of an international curatorial team.
The educational program targets representatives of independent organizations, municipal and national cultural institutions as well as freelance managers. This also defines one of the main goals of the program – to stimulate the exchange between independent and public organizations.

► Why should one apply?
The program will engage participants from both public and independent sector, in an experience that will develop their capacity of raising awareness and initiating advocacy campaigns dealing with cultural heritage, their capacity to: get funds and to create a coherent cultural program, to understand the heritage policies, to educate various inhabitants about the importance of heritage for their community. As such, the program is meant to strengthen the relations between the independent and the public sector.
Participants will have the occasion to engage in international collaborations. They will be offered excellent opportunities to establish their cross-border international network, as well as to build their portfolio as speakers at the international meeting. The students will have a chance not only to develop new collaborative international projects, but also to receive funding and implement them. Last, but not least, participants become part of a network of over 100 cultural managers from the Balkans which has been built since CMA´s establishment in 2015.

► What to expect?
• An intensive one-week on-site course in Bucharest with Romanian and international speakers.
• A great group of like-minded professionals from Romania, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and Poland.
• Individual and group work, peer-to-peer learning, online support and mentoring.

► Program:
2-6 July ► One-week of intensive on-site training in Bucharest
10-25 July ► Call for papers for the international conference
July – August ► Online learning and individual assignments
September► International meeting and networking event in Sofia
October ► Call for collaborative projects to be funded and follow-up implementations of selected projects

► Who can apply?
Professionals from Romania and Republic of Moldova with at least 3 years experience working in heritage, cultural managers, architects, archeologists, museologists, civil servants, and representatives of foundations, community centers, or various NGOs from Romania. Successful candidates should have a Bachelor degree and be fluent in English.

Tuition is 200 Euro, which includes:
– the 5-day intensive course and 3-day international meeting and networking event (transport and accommodation in Sofia included);
– lunch/ coffee-breaks and training materials;
– access to online learning;
– expert assessment of individual work;
– mentoring/consultations with Romanian and international professionals;
– opportunity to develop a new collaborative cross-border project and receive startup funding of 2500 to 5000 EUR;
– 3 ECTS points and a diploma issued by The Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

► How to apply?
– Expression of interest (max. one page) setting out your motivation for working in heritage field and for the participation for this seminar
– Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
– Additional materials such as portfolio, links etc. (if applicable)

Please note that the package of documents should not exceed the size of 7 MB.
All documents should be submitted via e-mail at ► until ► 26st of April 2018.

A maximum of 15 candidates will be selected by the project team with representatives of Goethe-Institute, FSPUB, EUNIC cluster in Bucharest and the program curator.

Selected candidates will be informed by ► May 7, 2018.

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