Culture for Local Development: Open Call for 2019 Entries

Deadline: 23 April 2019
Open to: cultural managers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine, aged between 22-35 years
Venue: Warsaw and Gdańsk, Poland


Cultural managers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine are cordially invited by The Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the European Solidarity Centre to apply for the 4th edition of the Culture for Local Development international project.

Participants in the project will take part in three activities: a summer school in Poland; a contest for the best sociocultural project; and a programme designed for graduates. The aim is to create an international network of professionals in the field of culture, equipping participants with skills in project management and leadership.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be between 22-35 years old and involved in the management of cultural projects at their different stages (i.e. initiation, coordination, realization);
  • have a focus on local communities and perceive culture as a potential tool for social change;
  • want to add elements of international collaboration to their work;
  • want to gain new skills to improve their local creative activities.

Importantly, the working language of the project is English, so participants must be able to interact using English to at least a B2-equivalent level.


Selected participants will be invited to take part in the Summer School, which will take place in Poland (Warsaw and Gdańsk) from 6th to 14th June 2019. The Summer School’s programme will involve workshops as well as study visits to Polish cultural and civic institutions and NGOs. Based on the experience gained during these activities, participants will be invited to propose projects for realization. The winning project will be supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute with the possibility of implementation in 2020.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page