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European Diploma in Cultural Project Management 2010/2011

The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management is a pan-European training programme arising from the will to foster cultural diversity as well as transregional and transnational cultural exchanges. The Fondation Marcel Hicter is the organizer and manager of the course.

The objective is threefold:

  • To strengthen the knowledge of cultural managers about European, national and regional
  • cultural policies;
  • To improve cultural managers skills to run cultural co-operation projects.
  • To develop a network of European cultural managers.

Each year, around 25 professionals from 20 countries are taking part in the European

Diploma. Since 1989, 500 cultural managers from 41 countries (from Europe mainly and

the Middle East, Canada, etc) followed this course.

The programme is supported by the Council of Europe.

The training is for cultural managers from public and private organizations who are actively involved in the management of cultural and artistic projects in their region, with at least 3 years experience. It lasts one year and is organized in 3 phases: 2 residential sessions, a comparative study and an evaluation + seminar phase. The residential sessions will take place in in Zagreb, Croatia, ten days in May 2010, and in Italy in October 2010.

The themes, which will be discussed, are: Europe and culture; project management, cultural cooperation, operational management of cultural projects, fund raising etc. Between the residential sessions and the evaluation phase, the trainees return to their jobs in their countries, and in parallel work on their own project. They also have to do a comparative study visit in another region of Europe.

This one-week evaluation/seminar phase includes the presentation of the participants projects and the organization of a thematic seminar. It will take place mid 2011.

Deadline for applications is 15 January 2010. The application form is available at www.fondationhicter.org