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10 Sep 2013

Salzburg Global Seminar | call for young cultural leaders


The second annual Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will bring together fifty dynamic young cultural leaders from around the world at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria for an intensive leadership development program (12-17 October 2013).

NOTE: since publication, the Forum is now listed as 'By Invitation Only'

The Salzburg Global Seminar and National Arts Strategies will convene their second annual leadership development forum for young cultural leaders from around the globe in October 2013. The Salzburg Global Forum will provide a unique learning opportunity for the most promising "next generation" cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Its goal is to help young practitioners improve their leadership skills to enable them and their organizations to thrive in a field characterized by rapid change, uncertainty, and limited resources.

Check the YouTube videos from the 2012 first Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

This second annual Forum will bring together 50 young leaders from a variety of cultural institutions around the globe for leadership training focused on core competencies and themes such as: team-building, risk-taking, innovation, communication of value, and creation of social change. The carefully crafted program will mix theory and practice and will draw on the knowledge and experience of recognized international experts, who will join panels and facilitate workshops during the five-day gathering.

The participants will have a minimum of three 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, and festivals. The participants will remain connected with each other and will also be encouraged to connect virtually with each year's forum. The Salzburg Global Seminar, known for its global convening power, will team with National Arts Strategies, a US-based non-profit organization specializing in leadership development in the cultural sector. The intention of the annual forum is to strengthen the leadership capacity both of individuals and of the field as a whole, while at the same time enhancing international understanding and cultural exchange through a vital, young global network of creative entrepreneurs committed to excellence, innovation, and social change.

Registration Deadline is September 10, 2013