The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) is a year training programme for young professionals working in cultural field in the Visegrad Group countries (V4) ie. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Its main aims are:
- development of skills and competences in the field of cultural and community policies and management
- strengthening democratic transformation and community development
- supporting integration and cooperation between EaP and EU.
VACuM is not an academic course but a tailor-made training for young but already experienced professionals open for cultural cooperation projects. The course is designed in a way which allows its participants carrying on their professional tasks, developing their professional competencies and building new cooperation networks in EU and EaP countries.
20 cultural professionals from 10 countries will be selected to participate in VACuM training. The course will enable them to develop capacities and managerial skills needed for both cultural cooperation and reform processes in their countries.
The programme is designed for cultural managers from public and private organizations and institutions. Participants should have basic knowledge about European, national and regional cultural policies and min. two years’ experience in management of cultural or artistic projects addressed to local or international communities.
The selection of participants will be done by an international panel of experts. It will be based on evaluation of applications (submitted on-line) and include analysis of candidates qualifications and professional experiences, as well as the quality of the submitted project.
The training is conducted only in English therefore applicants must have a fluent command of this language.
The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management is a unique educational initiative based on the collaboration of the Villa Decius Association from Krakow with the Marcel Hicter Association from Brussels and its partner organisations and institutions: Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (Slovakia), Cultural Industries Association (Ukraine), Arts and Theatre Institute (Czech Republic), European Cultural Foundation Budapest (Hungary), Public Advocacy (Georgia), Association Marcel Hicter for Cultural Democracy (Belgium), ExStereo (Moldova) and Theatre for Changes (Armenia).
The Villa Decius Association’s main programme since 2002 has been the Visegrad Summer School, awarded by Ministers of Culture of V4 with the International Visegrad Prize. Over the years its Alumni have taken important positions both in their countries and in the structures of the EU, carrying on the ideas of cooperation. The Marcel Hicter Association’s flagship programme is the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management which has been completed, over 25 years, by over 600 cultural managers mainly from Europe, but also from African, Asian and American countries. Most of them hold now key positions in cultural cooperation projects and programmes.
Most of the expenses for this training programme are covered by the Organizer and the partners. Strategic founder of the project is the International Visegrad Fund. Each participant or the organisation he/she works for, will cover the cost of the travel, health insurance and visa. The organizer will assist participants in obtaining a Schengen visa in their home country.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 15th June 2017
How to Apply
Each candidate should register atwww.vacum.eu
After registration you’ll be ready to login at www.vacum.eu and provide an online application form.
You can save your application many times by “Save” button and return later to continue to fill your application. We suggest you save your application regularly while your work on it to prevent any loss of data.
After completing all required data you’ll be able to submit the online application form. No hard copies required.
Please remember that once you have submitted your application, you won't be able to make any changes!
We will keep your application at our database only for the duration of the recruitment process.
Deadline for submitting on-line applications: 15 June 2017.
Accepted participants will be informed by: 15 July 2017.
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