About the Program
The program Actors of Urban Change aims to achieve sustainable and participatory urban development through cultural activities. Actors from the cultural scene, the administration, and the private sector are given an opportunity to strengthen their competencies in cross-sector collaboration. Through local projects, process-related consulting, and Europe-wide exchange, the program participants put their skills into practice. The program is implemented in cooperation with MitOst e.V..
The pilot stage of the program ran from autumn of 2013 until summer of 2015. The second round starts in December 2015 and runs until May 2017.
Program Offers and Activities
An actor from the cultural scene/civil society, the administration, and the private sector form a cross-sector team to implement an innovative local project. Over the course of 18 months, ten teams from various European cities receive support for the implementation of their joint local projects and obtain professional qualification, as well as networking opportunities.
Culture and Urban Change
Social changes are intensified in urban contexts where the associated opportunities and risks appear in particularly pronounced ways. From a citizen’s perspective, the boundaries between sectors become more permeable and at the same time allow for cross-sector collaboration in urban development. We consider culture to be a fundamental dimension within the realm of sustainable development. Cultural activities have the potential to create meaning and identity, promote participation and social inclusion, and play an important role in the positive development of cities in terms of a common good.
The call for the next round of the program is open until September 13, 2015.
How to apply?
Please visit www.actors-of-urban-change.eu for further information and the online application form. The application deadline is September 13, 2015. Applicants will be selected by an international and interdisciplinary jury and informed about the decision taken by mid-November 2015. For further questions please contact: Martin Schwegmann (Program Officer) and Elisabeth Kremer (Program Assistant) at firstname.lastname@example.org