The Goethe-Institutes in Sofia, Bucharest, Thessaloniki and Sarajevo, the City of Sofia and the Sofia Development Association are glad to announce an open call for papers in the framework of their joint project – the Cultural Management Academy. The educational program is certified by the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, by the Bucharest University in Bucharest and by the Alexander Technological Institute in Thessaloniki.
Тheoreticians and practitioners from Southeast Europe are invited to submit papers proposing and analyzing good and bad practices and case studies of innovative approaches towards cultural heritage, its management, presentation and preservation.
The editorial board consisting of experts from the field of cultural management from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Germany will select papers to be included in the annual CMA publication.
Full text of the call
Startup funding for new projects
Since 2017 the CMA has been providing startup funding for new collaborative projects and initiatives. Participants in the CMA are encouraged to network and develop new ideas with their colleagues - both from their cities and from the other participating cities. In the end of the CMA all participants take part in a network meeting and an "idea camp" in Sofia. They can build small teams, develop new project ideas and apply for funding of up to 5000 euro.
Funded projects 2017-2018
The program of the CMA culminates in an international meeting and a networking fair in Sofia, bringing together all participants from the participating cities as well as local and international guest-speakers. In 2018 the conference and CMA network meeting will take place in the period 28-29 September.
Soon we will publish more information about this year's program and the speakers and trainers in Sofia, Bucharest, Thessaloniki and Sarajevo.
Check out our speakers and trainers 2015-2017
CMA publication 2017
The first annual publication of the CMA is dedicated to the topic "Paths to innovation in culture". It consists of papers and case studes collected after an open call for papers. The authors are both participants in the Academy and external cultural managers and specialist.