Training in Cultural Project Management

The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management is a pan-European training programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and transnational cultural exchanges. This program is targeting Cultural managers from public and private organizations who are actively involved in the management of cultural and artistic projects in their region, with at least 3 years experience.

The objective is threefold:
– To strengthen the knowledge of cultural managers about European, national and regional cultural policies;
– To improve cultural managers skills to run cultural co-operation projects.
– To develop a network of European cultural managers.

Each year, around 25 professionals from 20 countries are taking part in the European Diploma. Since 1989, 500 cultural managers from 41 countries (from Europe mainly and the Middle East, Canada, etc) followed this course. The programme is supported by the Council of Europe.

Who is the training for?
Cultural managers from public and private organizations who are actively involved in the management of cultural and artistic projects in their region, with at least 3 years experience.

The training languages being English and French, applicants must be fluent in one of these two working languages and have a good passive knowledge of the other.

Content and Organization

The European Diploma is organized so that the participants carry on with their professional activities. The programme lasts one year and is organized in 3 phases: 2 residential sessions, a comparative study and an evaluation + seminar phase.

The residential sessions
Two sessions of a fortnight take place in two different countries each year. The next training session, will be organised in Zagreb (Croatia); ten days in May 2010, and in Italy in October 2010.
The themes, which will be discussed, are: Europe and culture; project management, cultural cooperation, operational management of cultural projects, fund raising etc.

Back to the field
Between the residential sessions and the evaluation phase, the trainees return to their jobs in their countries, and in parallel work on their own project. They also have to do a comparative study visit in another region of Europe.

The evaluation/seminar phase

This one-week phase includes the presentation of the participants projects and the organization of a thematic seminar. It will take place mid 2011.

Financial participation

Most of the expenses for this training programme are covered by the organizer and the partners. Each participant or the organisation he/she works for, will pay a fee of 3.500 €.

Deadline 15 January 2010

Fondation Marcel Hicter
27 rue du Belvédère
1050 Brussels
Belgium
tel: +32 2 641 89 80
fax: +32 2 641 89 81
[email protected]

More information HERE

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