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Apply for the 2013 Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

From October 12-17, 2013 the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will once again bring together fifty dynamic young cultural leaders from around the world in Salzburg, Austria for an intensive leadership development program. Following a successful first year, National Arts Strategies and Salzburg Global Seminar are pleased to invite young cultural leaders to apply for the second event of this multi-year series.

Held in Salzburg, Austria, the Forum will help young practitioners improve their leadership skills to enable them and their organizations to thrive in a field characterized by rapid change, uncertainty and limited resources. The program will encourage international understanding and cultural exchange and help strengthen the cultural sector worldwide through a vital global network of young cultural leaders. Through a series of panel discussions, group conversations, informal networking and skill-building sessions, fellows will expand their thinking on what it means to be a cultural leader and explore ideas for how they will serve the field.

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Voices from the Field: Young Cultural Leaders

What does it mean to be a cultural leader in this day and age? What are the global and local contexts within which we work? Why do the arts matter and how can we communicate this within our communities? What challenges are our cultural organizations facing and how can we effectively lead change?

These are the questions in the back of every young cultural leader’s mind… and they are at the heart of the most pressing issues faced by leaders in our field. Next week, we will dig into these questions with a fresh perspective at the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders. We will be sharing a steady stream interviews and insights from Fellows and panelists, as well as bloggers from around the world, on Field Notes all week. We invite you to follow the conversation and add your voice at Field Notes »

 

New Program for Young Cultural Leaders

NAS has partnered with the Salzburg Global Seminar, a non-profit organization known for its global convening power, to launch a new annual series which will provide a unique learning opportunity for “next generation” cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will help young cultural practitioners improve their leadership skills to enable them and their organizations to thrive in a field characterized by rapid change, uncertainty and limited resources. The program is intended to enhance international understanding and cultural exchange and to strengthen the cultural sector worldwide through a vital global network of young cultural leaders.

The inaugural convening of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will take place October 27–November 1 at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. The program is intended for leaders approximately 25-35 years old with at least 3 years’ experience in the cultural sector and will include plenary sessions and panel discussions focusing on overarching issues confronting arts organizations worldwide and sessions focusing on practical training in critical leadership skills. Panelists include: Mulenga Kapwepwe (National Arts Council, Zambia), Basma El Husseiny (Al Mawred al Thaqafy, Egypt), J. Mikel Ellcessor (WDET Public Radio, USA), Tisa Ho (Hong Kong Arts Festival, China), Yudhishthir Isar (The American University of Paris, France/Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia), Deirdre Prins-Solani (Center for Heritage Development in Africa, Mombassa), Gary Vikan (The Walters Art Museum, USA) and Eduardo Vilaro (Ballet Hispanico).

Please visit the Salzburg Global Seminar event page for complete session, pricing and application information.