Cultural Leadership Academy
We strive to support the development of Ukrainian culture beyond the nation’s capital and regional centres. Such development requires motivated leaders: people that will define modern culture and engage regional communities to shape it.
We designed the Cultural Leadership Academy as a place to become one. Officials from governments of united territorial communities, in teams of five people, join the programme to master cultural management. They come in with an idea and learn how to turn it into a successful project: define target audiences, draft strategy, apply project management, evaluate the results, and scale the initiative. While working on these skills cultural leaders-to-be get to know each other and form strong networks all over Ukraine.
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This is for realising your cultural project successfully
You will learn everything needed to carry out your cultural project successfully. We will start with research, going through Ukrainian legislation on culture and decentralisation and conducting cultural mapping to define resources available. Then we proceed to planning: determining the target audience, mission, vision, goals and strategy of the project. To wrap it up, we will concentrate on actual project management, evaluation of results, and scaling up.
This is for learning from proper experts
We have no doubts our trainers are professionals: each has at least two years of experience in teaching and consulting in the sphere of culture and creative industries. To help them design a well-worked programme, we held five facilitated sessions with them. Learn more about the 14 experts that will be teaching you here.
This is for establishing ties with cultural managers from other regions of Ukraine
Learn how teams from other united territorial communities deal with challenges you can relate to and find among them partners to carry out projects with. You will get along swimmingly, as you have a lot in common.
This is for exchanging experience with the EU
The best the Academy’s participants have a chance to visit Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic or Austria to meet local cultural managers and learn about their experiences. Consider the trip as an opportunity to plan a collaborative project with one of the countries on that list.
This is for professional advancement regardless of the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Academy to go online. Participants meet in Zoom and discuss the materials in Moodle. Although there are no in-person events, the programme is still full of new acquaintances and communication.