Call for Applications for Young Leaders 2016, Austria (Training)

Posted: Wednesday, 09 March 2016

KulturAgenda - Institute for Museums, Cultural Enterprises and Audiences has issued a Call for Applications for the Young Leaders 2016, European Museum Leadership Programme. The deadline for submissions is May 14, 2016. The Programme will run from Monday October 17 to Thursday October 20, 2016.

Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications for the public role of museums and cultural institutions but also affects the way we experience and see them as part of our cultural framework. More than ever, leadership competencies are necessary to run and lead teams that make museums relevant to society and drive forward necessary change.
In a series of sessions this programme will introduce young European museums and cultural heritage professionals to the complex concept of self-, team- and institutional leadership helping them to explore their own competencies and leadership skills through self-reflection, discussions and group activities. International guest speakers and the leadership programme team will present best practice models and case studies. During the sessions participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the challenges in their own organisations.

Who is it for?

This training programme is for young museums and cultural professionals who have either recently been appointed to a management post (director or head of a department) of a museum or a cultural institution or who are aspiring to become leaders in their institutions.
Applicants should be under the age of 45.

Programme Details:

 Intensive 4 day programme
 Small team of international experts
 Mix of experts' inputs, discussions and workshops
 Evening after-dinner talks
 Full-board accommodation (whole group stays together)
 Starts on Monday 10am and finishes on Thursday 5pm (arrival on Sunday evening suggested)

For further programme details please visit our website:

KulturAgenda - Institute for Museums, Cultural Enterprises and Audiences

Application process:

Interested candidates should send:

 A letter of intent (1-2 pages only) outlining why you want to participate in the programme
 A short CV (max. 3 pages) and
 a brief description of your current role and responsibilities in the organisation you work for

Selection process:

All applications are reviewed by the leadership selection committee and a short list of 18 to 20 candidates will be announced at the end of May/beginning of June.

Programme Fee and Accommodation:

Fee: 850 € plus 290 € full-board accommodation
Limited spaces (18 - 20 maximum);
Venue: Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum, Munich
Travel to and from Munich needs to be arranged individually.

Funding Opportunities and Bursaries:

KulturAgenda is offering two bursaries of 450 EUR to assist candidates who have problems raising the full amount of the programme fee.
Please do contact us if you would like to know more about any of these opportunities!

Programme Concept:

Jeff Beeson & Christian Waltl (a KulturAgenda event©)


Please forward your application to the programme leader:
Christian Waltl, director KulturAgenda (AT)
Tel: +43 650 5545165

or post your application to:
KulturAgenda Institute
Dr. Wutte Strasse 14, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria