Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders II
13 Oct – 16 Oct, 2013
Getting Transition Right
A rights-based approach towards Diversity and Inclusivity
By Invitation Only
The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders provides a unique learning opportunity for the most promising “next generation” cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The annual forum aims to strengthen the leadership capacity both of individual cultural leaders 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.
The carefully crafted program mixes theory and practice and draws on the knowledge and experience of recognized international experts, who will join panels and facilitate workshops during the five-day gathering.
Questions to be examined include:
What does it mean to be a cultural leader in this day and age?
What are the global and local contexts within which we as young cultural leaders are working?
What challenges are our cultural organizations facing?
Why do the arts matter and how can we communicate this more effectively within our communities?
As young cultural leaders, how can we effect change?
Skills training sessions will focus on building the core competencies of communication of value, innovation and entrepreneurship, and change management.
The young leaders 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.
Participants will have demonstrated:
An interest in strengthening the position of the arts and arts institutions within societies and of having a positive impact on society
Creativity in their approach to work, openness to innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to communicate well and eagerness to be connected with others (blogs, articles, etc.)
Desire to become an active member of a global cultural leadership network.