New Program for Young Cultural Leaders

By    Jun 5, 2012

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.