EU4Dialogue © EU4Dialogue

Du, 18.06.2023 -
Ma, 27.06.2023

Cahul, Moldova

18.-27.06.2023 - Cahul, Republic of Moldova 
Organised in the framework of and in partnership with MOLDOX - International Documentary Film Festival for Social Change
Application Deadline: May 17th 2023 

In the framework of the project EU4Dialogue, Goethe-Institut is calling for cultural managers and professionals within the film festival industry coming from South Caucasus and the Republic of Moldova for the fourth Cultural Management Academy.
EU4Dialogue is a project financed by the European Union, running from May 2021 to April 2025 in the South Caucasus and Moldova. It fosters educational and cultural exchange between professionals, students and artists, with special focus on overcoming existing divides. 

EU4Dialogue - Component 3 is implemented by:
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Goethe-Institut, Campus France, Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji, Brussels Diplomatic Academy, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts & Equality, National Library of Latvia and Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.

CMA#4 is organised in partnership with MOLDOX Festival.

THEMATIC FOCUS: Spaces for Connection: Film Festivals

Besides being a space for celebrating film and the art of filmmaking, film festivals have become an economic and cultural instrument vital to the development of their local community. They have the capacity to address social issues of their destination, generate change and also encourage critical thinking. This edition aims to bring together festival professionals from targeted regions to expand on their skills and knowledge and create an environment where they can foster long term collaborations. During the fourth edition of the CMA you will have the opportunity to expand your professional network and connect with peers facing the same challenges, and a chance to learn from each other and from invited experts. 

The EU4Dialogue academies have the form of a platform for horizontal knowledge exchange and developing ideas together. They offer a quality process, without the ambition to solve anything or produce a final outcome. Each participant, including the organisers and guest lecturers, both teach and learn, offer knowledge and experiences and learn from others, and together, in a dialogue, develop a shared understanding of matters at stake. 

Each academy will cover the following themes:
  • culture as connector (building bridges, connecting communities, inter-cultural, inter-generational, between public and independent sectors) 
  • culture as a democratic pillar (participation, engagement, empowerment) 
  • culture and conflict
  • cultural management approaches 
  • cultural leadership strategies 
  • sustainability (culture as part of an ecosystem, urban development, partnerships etc.) 
  • entrepreneurship, public and private funding 

Each participant will be both a learner and a teacher. If selected you will be asked to contribute with examples from your professional practice in the framework of the academy. This can be a project you were involved in, or a project that you have been following. It can both be a good practice example or an experience that was challenging. 

The academy is offering the opportunity to learn from international trainers and to develop new skills, to share ideas through transversal networking with the aim of developing cross-sectoral innovation that will contribute to the sustainable development of the cultural sector. 

The programme is organised in partnership with MOLDOX Festival before and during the festival period (21 to 25 June 2023). MOLDOX Festival has its 8th consecutive edition this year, with a focus on social transformation, both through the screenings and its related activities throughout the year, it also seeks to contribute to the development of the film industry in Moldova, and connect the local filmmakers with the international film community. 
Academy participants will have the opportunity to attend the festival programme and to connect with renowned international filmmakers.

Curators of the 4th Cultural Management Academy: Guest trainers and speakers of the 4th academy will be announced soon! 


The 4th edition of the academy in June 2023 offers the opportunity for an intensive seminar in Cahul, Moldova, in addition to  cultural exploration activities and a project idea incubator. 
  1. Cultural Management Academy
    18-27 June in Cahul, Moldova

    Academy stages:
    18 June - arrival at Chișinău airport and transfer to Cahul
    19-21 June - introductory modules & field trips
    22-26 June - workshop modules and activities in the framework of MOLDOX Film Festival
    27 June - travel day from Moldova

    The programme offers the opportunity to participate in an intensive seminar, which will include lectures, workshops, interactive exercises, collective and individual sessions, and other capacity building formats dealing with the topic indicated above. We want to create a framework in which various creators and operators within the cultural field can attend a professional held by international trainers, so that they can deal with the new challenges facing this sector.

    During the seminar side activities will be organised, such as a guided tour for participants and guests; outdoor networking events; indoor events; speed dating between participants. The program will be announced after the selection process. 
  2. Residency Opportunities
    To support the capacity building process, each academy will include a project incubator with the aim of encouraging participants to apply with project proposals that will be developed into residencies. Some of the project ideas of the participants will be selected and developed in the framework of residency programs after the academy ends.  


If you are from/living in South Caucasus and Moldova, including conflict-affected regions, and you  
  • are a film festival worker, cultural producer working with film organisations, film festival curator with min. two years of experience  
  • work independently, or in a public or private cultural organisation    
  • want to build your own and your organisation's capacity    
  • are curious about changes in the world, solution-oriented in the field and want to enhance your working environment   
  • are currently in the process of rethinking your activity and want to share your perspective and learn from trainers and peers    
  • want to connect with like-minded people and develop new ideas and solutions together
…then, the Cultural Management Academy of EU4Dialogue is the right place for you!     


After selection you will receive funding:
  • to participate in all activities 
  • for accommodation and travel costs from your city of residence to Cahul
  • for 3 meals a day during your stay in Cahul


The working language of the Academy is English (intermediate level of understanding is sufficient).
*We expect that by applying for this academy, participants have been aware of the framework of EU4Dialogue. This programme wants to foster cultural exchange across national and regional borders in the South Caucasus and the Republic of Moldova, hence participants will attend from different parts of the region. Participants are not expected to address national or political questions that have led to conflicts in the recent past and instead to focus their exchange on professional co-operation and joint capacity building. Mutual respect in speaking and listening will be the core principle of the week.
If in the course of the programme you need to talk to us, please let us know and we will organise one-to-one sessions. We are available whenever you need us.


Please submit your application until 17.05.2023.
In order to do this, first register on the Goethe Application Portal (GAP). After creating an account on the GAP, then you will have acces to the registration form here.

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