External Opportunity: Global Cultural Leadership Programme

Are you a young cultural practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills? Then the Global Cultural Leadership Programme is designed just for you!

Applications for the British Council-sponsored Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2017 are now open.

Through a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, the programme aims to:

  • improve the skills of cultural managers
  • develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning, and
  • develop network building
  • give particpants the opportunity to build meaningful collaborations at a global level
  • enable participants to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices


For this edition, the Cultural Diplomacy Platform is looking specifically for applications from outstanding cultural managers from the ten Strategic Partners of the EU (three participants from each of these ten countries: Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA), as well as from the 28 European Union Member States (ten participants, each from a different EU countries). Participants will come from different fields of relevant cultural practice in their respective countries and represent sectors that are specifically interested in reaching out with their work globally.

This second edition of the GCLP will take place in Athens, Greece on 19-23 June 2017.

Candidates who wish to be considered for participationmust must submit their application before 25 March 2017, 23:59 CET (Brussels) time.