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Plovdiv 2019, a call to become a cultural manager

By Press release June 16, 2022 195
Plovdiv 2019, The ancient theatre Plovdiv 2019, The ancient theatre

Twenty-five young experts aged 18 to 35 will improve their skills in various areas of cultural management over the next two years in the international project of Cultart - the academy of cultural management.

The open call for applications is officially announced in the five partner countries where candidates can choose between the 5 cultural programmes depending on their interests and experience. All the 5 programmes are tax-free and the transport and accommodation allowances will be covered by the partner organizations. The candidates can easily apply online on the Cultart website with a deadline for participation 01.08.2022. 

The team of 5 partner organizations have prepared 5 examples of the best practices for managing cultural projects of each country. Therefore the young cultural managers will be able to actively participate and work on some of the most successful editions of festivals in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, visual arts in Vienna, Austria, performing arts in Ioannina, Greece, design & architecture in Lecce, Italy, Applied Arts in Skopje, Northern Macedonia.

Until the beginning of September, all 125 cultural managers will be selected in international groups of 25 participants for every cultural programme. All groups will go through 5-day intensive training in 10 modules with key speakers of actual management fields; have practical exercises and work on business plans. The working language is English. 

What is essential to the Cultart programmes is that the groups will have the chance to participate in the real working process of a cultural organization in each city programme. The cultural organizations will outline their main tools and models, their current work and projects, and will give a specific case study challenge to the group to solve. 

Here are the case study cultural organizations:

State Opera - Plovdiv will be the leading cultural institution under the ‘Festivals’ programme with a focus on one of the most recognizable and sustainable festivals in Bulgaria - "Opera Open". The participants will have the opportunity to learn how to curate a rich national and international programme, how to attract famous artists and lead a team, what is to organize large-scale events within 3 months on the unique stage of the Ancient Theater, what are the audiences per with a special focus on the challenges in past two years and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Academy in Plovdiv will be held this fall from October 10 to 14, 2022.

Kunsthalle Wien. The Visual Arts Programme of cultural management will develop sense, knowledge, and management skills for 25 participants in one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the field of contemporary art. The world-famous merits of the Kunsthalle are due not only to the wide network of contacts with great names of artists and curators, but also to their focus on educational projects and events together with other cultural institutions, schools, teachers, and non-formal educational teams. In its two distinguished locations, Museumsquartier and Karlsplatz, the training will engage participants among established authors and practitioners, as well as dive into fields of experimentation and reach new topics and approaches in the management of contemporary creative content. The programme at the Kunsthalle Vienna is from 19 to 25 January 2023.

Four thematic scenes in the Municipal Regional Theater of Ioannina - DI.PE.TH.I. expect the group of cultural managers from 8 to 12 May 2023 under the programme of management in the ‘Performing arts’. Classical ancient Greek drama together with a special children's programme, experimental events, and modern performances are part of the dynamic content on which the practical exercise will be based.

The Italian Design Studio Valari will initiate the International ‘Design and Architecture’ group in its authentic practice and philosophy of how to create first metaphorical and then physical forms and spaces - how to “slow”, observe, and reflect as working approaches lead to modern and innovative solutions for better management of cultural products. The creative environment of Valari Studio opens its doors from November 21 to 25, 2022.

About the Programme of  ‘Applied Arts’, which will be held from 27 to 31 March 2023 in Skopje, Northern Macedonia, it will be soon…applicable.

More about the open calls and the Cultart academy here.

Six organizations from 5 countries participate in the Cultart project. In addition to the leading 'Plovdiv 2019' Foundation in the consortium are Clearly Culture - Vienna and the team of experts created the master's program in Cultural Management at the University of Vienna, also the Chamber of Commerce of Lecce, Italy, Alliance for Innovative Practices - Bulgaria, Edu Centre - Skopje, Northern Macedonia, International Centre for Sustainable Development- Ioannina, Greece. 

Cultart - the cultural management academy is a project which Plovdiv 2019 won under the Erasmus+ programme, Youth - Partnerships for Cooperation, administered by the Centre for Human Resources Development - National Agency under the Erasmus+ programme 

 

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