The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders brings together fifty dynamic young cultural leaders from around the world in Salzburg, Austria for an intensive leadership development program. NAS is partnering with the Salzburg Global Seminar, a non-profit organization known for its global convening power, to present this annual event, which provides a unique learning opportunity for “next generation” cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. This multi-year series, launched in October 2012, 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. At the same time, 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.
How you will benefit
Participants in this program will:
- Receive practical training in critical skills to help them hone their leadership capacity in a challenging and supportive environment
- Receive guidance on applying the learning from the session in their respective contexts and sharing the acquired knowledge with peers to obtain a multiplier effect
- Participate in the establishment of a global creative change agents community for continuing dialogue, collaboration and advocacy, supported by a virtual platform and catalyzed by a core group of five participants (one from each continent) who will serve as “class agents”
What to expect
This program 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. Plenary sessions will be presented by expert faculty and leading practitioners from around the world. There will be ample time for breakout group conversations in which leaders will be able to share their insights and experiences with each other.
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Who should apply
Participants (Fellows) will have a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in the cultural sector and be approximately 25-35 years old. They will come from all continents and represent a broad spectrum of cultural expression and artistic endeavor – from dance, music and theater to visual media, museums, cultural heritage institutions and festivals. The Fellows are emerging leaders in their fields, with a strong interest in strengthening the position of arts institutions within their societies. Participants will be selected – through an application and nomination process – to bring a diversity of professional knowledge, experience and focus as well as regional, cultural and gender diversity.
Presented in partnership with:
Salzburg Global Seminar
Visit the Salzburg Global Seminar website to learn more about session fees and fellowships.
Travel, Lodging and Meals
The program fee covers the cost of the program, accommodations and meals. Travel will be the responsibility of each participant.
To learn more about this program, contact Fielding Grasty.