GLOBAL CULTURAL RELATIONS PROGRAMME (GCRP)
Would you like to broaden your skills in international cultural relations and network with cultural and creative practitioners around the world? The Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) is a unique opportunity for changemakers and innovators in the cultural and creative sectors.
The Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) is our flagship training programme and aims to connect cultural professionals from all over the globe.
The programme is designed for cultural and creative practitioners with an interest and experience in international collaboration. It develops participants’ skills and supports them to engage in international cultural relations through tailored peer-to-peer learning, cross-cultural collaboration and global networking. The key objectives of the GCRP are knowledge sharing and community building.
What’s it like to take part?
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Apply for the Global Cultural Relations Programme 2021
Would you like to broaden your skills in international cultural relations and network with cultural and creative practitioners around the world?
Our Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) is a unique opportunity for changemakers and innovators in the cultural and creative sectors.
Apply for the opportunity to develop lifelong skills, increase your knowledge, build your international network and receive support to engage in international cultural relations. You will also be able to develop concrete international collaboration projects with your peers.
This year the GCRP will take place online from 15 to 30 November 2021.
Why take part in the GCRP?
- Build your skills in international cultural relations through a carefully designed, interactive training programme
- Network and collaborate with professionals from around the world, facing similar challenges and opportunities
- Join our community of 120 alumni on a long-term basis. Our alumni hear from us regularly about international opportunities and help to shape future editions of the programme.
- 15 – 18 November: knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning (4 x 3 hour sessions)
- 19 – 28 November: develop an international cultural project with other participants and mentors
- 29 – 30 November: project presentations and closing (2 x 3 hour sessions)
What we’re looking for
- 60 changemakers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sectors
- You should be aged 25-39, with at least three years’ experience in international collaboration or international cultural relations, and an interest in further developing your skills
- You could work for a public, private or civil society organisation, or be a freelancer
- You will need to be able to commit to the programme throughout its duration from 15 to 30 November
About European Union
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Which countries are eligible to apply for the open call?
The Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) is open to cultural operators from all over the world, so all countries are eligible to participate.
To ensure a fair geographical balance, we expect 1/3 of participants to come from the EU and 2/3 from non-EU countries.
In which language will the programme be delivered?
The GCRP will be delivered in English. Translation into other languages is not foreseen at the moment.
Will the programme take place online or in person?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties around travel restrictions, the GCRP 2021 will take place online. We are working with digital experts to develop a varied, interactive programme that makes the most of digital tools.
How to apply
Fill in the application form using the link below by midnight Central European Time, 4 October 2021. You will need to provide information on your professional experience, explain your motivations for applying and how you meet the criteria above.
If you reach the next stage in the application process, we will ask you to send us a very short video about yourself for us to get to know you better and make the final selection of participants for GCRP 2021.