East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Culture for Local Development: Open Call for Cultural Managers


Deadline: April 23, 2019


Place: Poland (Warsaw and Gdańsk)

Time: from 6 to 14 June 2019


Cultural managers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine are cordially invited by The Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the European Solidarity Centre to apply for the 4th edition of the Culture for Local Development international project.

Participants in the project will take part in three activities: a summer school in Poland; a contest for the best sociocultural project; and a programme designed for graduates. The aim is to create an international network of professionals in the field of culture, equipping participants with skills in project management and leadership.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be between 22-35 years old and involved in the management of cultural projects at their different stages (i.e. initiation, coordination, realisation)
  • have a focus on local communities and perceive culture as a potential tool for social change
  • want to add elements of international collaboration to their work
  • want to gain new skills to improve their local creative activities.

Importantly, the working language of the project is English, so participants must be able to interact using English to at least a B2-equivalent level.


Selected participants will be invited to take part in the Summer School, which will take place in Poland (Warsaw and Gdańsk) from 6th to 14th June 2019. The Summer School's programme will involve workshops as well as study visits to Polish cultural and civic institutions and NGOs. Based on the experience gained during these activities, participants will be invited to propose projects for realisation. The winning project will be supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute with the possibility of implementation in 2020.


Culture for Local Development 2018, photo: organisers' materials


Project partners:

  • Leaders of Change Foundation
  • Study Tours to Poland
  • Creative Georgia
  • Ukrainian Cultural Foundation
  • Polish-American Freedom Foundation

Applications should be made in English using this online form.

Deadline for applications: 23rd April 2019. 
Selected candidates will be notified by email by 26th April 2019. The organisers reserve the right to carry out additional interviews with them. Travel and accommodation costs of the Summer School will be covered by the organisers. In the case of questions, please contact: [email protected]