Open Call Bucharest
Cultural Management Academy
for participation in the
cultural management academy, Bucharest, 2-6 July 2018
Application deadline: 26.04.2018
- 2-6 July One-week of intensive on-site training in Bucharest
- 10-25 July Call for papers for the international conference
- July-August Online learning and individual assignments
- September International meeting and networking event in Sofia
- October Call for collaborative projects to be funded and follow-up implementations of selected projects
The individual contribution is 200 Euro, which includes:
- the 5-day intensive course and 3-day international meetingand networking event (transport and accommodation in Sofia included)
- lunch/ coffee-breaks and training materials
- access to online learning
- expert assessment of individual work
- mentoring/consultations with Romanian and international professionals
- opportunity to develop a new collaborative cross-border project and receive startup funding of 2500 to 5000 EUR
- 3 ECTS points and a diploma issued by The Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest if all requirements are met.
- Expression of interest (max. one page) setting out your motivation for working in heritage field and for the participation for this seminar
- Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
- Additional materials such as portfolio, links etc. (if applicable)Please note that the package of documents should not exceed the size of 7 MB.
All documents should be submitted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org until 26st of April 2018.
A maximum of 15 candidates will be selected by the project team with representatives of Goethe-Institute, FSPUB, EUNIC cluster in Bucharest and the program curator. Selected candidates will be informed by May 7, 2018.
As such, the program is meant to strengthen the relations between the independent and the public sector.
Participants will have the occasion to engage in international collaborations. They will be offered excellent opportunities to establish their cross-border international network, as well as to build their portfolio as speakers at the international meeting.
The students will have a chance not only to develop new collaborative international projects, but also to receive funding and implement them. Last, but not least, participants become part of a network of over 100 cultural managers from the Balkans which has been built since CMA´s establishment in 2015.
Individual and group work, peer-to-peer learning, online support and mentoring. The program is curated by Miki Braniște, cultural manager and director of the Temps d `Images Festival, with the support of an international curatorial team.
After three editions in Sofia, Bulgaria and a successful first international edition in 2017 in three countries, the Cultural Management Academy will continue its post-graduate program in 2018 simultaneously in Bucharest, Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and Sofia, with a joint online learning platform and on-site events. The program was initiated and developed under the guidance of Goethe Institut Bulgaria, the City of Sofia and Sofia Development Association.
The CMA (Cultural Management Academy) in Bucharest is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science from the University of Bucharest (FSPUB), Municipality of Bucharest through ARCUB, Colectiv A Association and with the kind support of the EUNIC-cluster Romania.
The program consists of a one-week intensive educational course in Bucharest with the topic of `Engaging with Heritage` and it includes lectures, seminars, discussions, debates and individual assignments given by Romanian and international professionals from the heritage sector, an online education platform with individual and group assignments. The program culminates in an international meeting on cultural management and a networking fair in Sofia in September 2018, bringing together participants from Bucharest, Sarajevo, Sofia and Thessaloniki and international guest-speakers.
Upon successful completion of the Academy, Goethe-Institut will fund on competitive basis start-up collaborative international projects between participants from Bucharest and their colleagues from the batches in Sarajevo, Sofia and Thessaloniki.
Project theme 2018 in Bucharest "Engaging with Heritage"
When we discuss about heritage, perhaps the most common perspective is to see it as a difficult legacy. It is like an old building, which requires more restoration costs than building a new one. Restoring an old building is usually seen as a barrier when it comes to urban developments. In fact, this puts more obstacles in our understanding of heritage.
How about if we try and change this image in our conversations with our interlocutors? We need to show that heritage can be a resource for the community. The question is, though, where to start from? And how to organize our work?
We also need to understand what are the most useful methods and tools in order to do this. What is the legal framework within which one can operate? What about building trust and finding a common language about heritage for stakeholders and the community? And, of course, what happens after we have restored a building? How can one open it to the audience and to its residents?
Another important aspect that we should not neglect is how to conceive a cultural program for a specific heritage site. We would need to learn to communicate better the appreciation and trust in values that contribute to our identity. What about funds? Where would we get them? And could a digital approach to heritage be useful in our labor?
These are some of the questions that we are trying to answer throughout our seminar. We will rely both on theoretical approach as well as practical experience of several important trainers from our country and abroad.
|CMA in Bucharest|
|A group of up to 15 participants from Romania and Moldova|
|2-7 July, Bucharest|
|Certified by the Bucharest University|
|International conference and CMA network meeting – 28-30 September, Sofia|
|Closed call for startup funding of new collaborative projects|
|Possibility to publish an article in the annual CMA publication|
|Joint online learning platform and materials|
|Network of over 100 cultural managers from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina|