The creative and cultural sector is on the rise throughout the world. The sector, which has an important socio-economic role to play in present times, needs leaders with capabilities of developing new ideas for the growth of this sector. The British Council is seeking applications from individuals for participation in Cultural Leadership International (CLI) Program 2011 that will focus on leadership networking for cultural and creative industries. The program is intended for the people currently engaged in the cultural sector and who wish to enhance their skills to play a key role in the growth and development of culture.
What is Cultural Leadership International?
CLI is a programme of activities which facilitate leadership networking and exchange in the broader cultural and creative industries. The programme focuses on supporting a new generation of cultural leaders to:
– Understand the political, social, and economic power of culture, and develop the leadership tools which will enable them to influence their societies in key areas such as social inclusion and cultural rights’ development, cultural policy formulation, economic regeneration, conflict resolution, employment creation, etc.
– Act internationally in their work: i.e. exchange knowledge and ideas with a global network of individuals and organisations beyond their usual sphere of operation.
– Better understand the challenges affecting the cultural sector globally – i.e. the irruption of digital technology, the realisation and measurement of culture’s economic importance, the changes in state subsidy funding models, the impact of globalisation in local cultures, etc.
– Encourage flexibility of thought and action to adapt to these new challenges and encourage the understanding of other contexts and experiences through intercultural dialogue.
– Strengthen the influence and position of the cultural sector cross-sectorally and globally as a key social agent.
What does the programme involve?
The programme for 2011 will involve the following components:
– Leadership Development Workshop
Once selected, all participants will be invited to take part in a 4-day Leadership Development Workshop in Istanbul from 24-27 October 2011 (during the Istanbul Biennale). This is the starting point of the programme, and involves training sessions on leadership skills and networking opportunities with the other participants.
– Professional Development Plan
Participants will be asked to work on a Professional Development Plan, identifying their professional needs and goals and coming up with a plan to achieve these based on UK opportunities being offered by the British Council. The Plan needs to be approved before 31 December 2011 and implemented between then and the end of December 2012. Participants will receive a grant of £3,000 to implement their plan as well as support from the British Council in identifying suitable opportunities in the UK.
For 2011, CLI will have participants from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, UAE, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic.
Last date for submitting the applications is August 27, 2011.
For more information and details, you can visit this link.
Subject: Recurrent request for Implementation Partnership in Afghanistan.
Life Saving Organization for Afghanistan (LSOA) is non-governmental, non-political and non-profitable organization, was established in 2007 and has registration of ministry of Economy under registration number 1176 and ministry of Public Health under registration number 141 of Afghanistan and also it has associate membership of Thalassemia International Federation (TIF) Cyprus, International alliance of Patient Organization (IAPO) UK, International Federation of Blood Donor Organizations (IFBDO) Europe,All Afghan Doctors Association (AADA) Kabul, Partnership with MNCH, (WHO) Switzerland and Member of World Hepatitis Alliance UK.
LSOA is kindly requested to you as a implementing partner for the prevent spread of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B & C in Afghanistan.
I would like to participate our representative in the above mentioned event, actually our participation in the schedule event will be , address the problems of thousands of Afghan vulnerable, needy and war suffered families.
Finally, Let me take this opportunity to express my appreciation to you to support Afghanistan during this challenging period for our country.
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Thank you for inform transparent standards, is well as it is availability
Mangcha Haokip says
I am the Director of Tribal Art & Culture Development Organisation (TACDO) which is a registered society. I directed may youths and give them training our Tribal Folk dance, Music and drama in connection of health, AIDS, Communal hormony etc.I am very much interesting about your calling proposal in this cultural activities for granting fund. I wanted to promote more ideas and training to my cultural team. I request your good office to inform me how to apply this grant.
Amra Hadzimuhamedovic says
Can interested professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina apply?
Lucia Casadei says
i find this program really interesting…but i have just a question: there are some grants? if not, how much will it cost?
I really see that this activity will have great success not only the idea is fresh but also British Council organize it. I have been involved in youth leadership project at BC local office in my country (Albania)and I have always been positively impressed by the quality and the results. I would apply instantly if it would be possible for me. I understand that the selection of eligible countries it is done carefully according to specific reasons. Recognizing that a lot of other persons around the word what to participate, would it be possible to give the opportunity to apply under “other countries” label for a limited no.
In all the cases, I congratulate this initiative and wish great outcomes ahead,
Zhanna B says
Is Kyrgyzstan an eligible country? I would like to participate in this even as well.
Please respond, would be happy to apply there.
aigul kubatbekova says
Dear program coordinators,
I am from Kyrgyzstan, neighbor country of Kazakhstan. I would appreciate if you could look into expanding the program to my kyrgyz fellows.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
PLS LET ME KNOW WHY BANGLADESH IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ATTENDING
archie U. Buaya says
is the philippines (mindanao) is eligible to apply for the program?
M Ayaz Shafqat says
Currently I am UK about to complete my master degree in cultural studies. I am native of former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is disputed at present and I am from Pakistani controlled part. I have plans to live in UK for coming years. Am I eligible for this program.
Secondly How can we apply? There is detail on web page but no procedure to apply for this program.
Benis Youssef says
I found the initiative of extreme importance in present international context.I would like to understand why Morocco is not eligible for that project.
Thanks and regards
Handihelp Foundation says
List without India, an ancient cultural hub, bad omen.
Thaura Atta says
And what about sudan we have culutre and also leaders and branch of british council in khartoum
Solomon Mombeshora says
Why is Sub-Saharan Africa not included at all?
Ugly Emcee says
I am so amazed why you didn’t include my country Uganda!!! anyway if u do include us next time besides our local British Council offices ain’t working with young people anymore.. so where is the future??!!
I am afghan but came to iran for temporary visiting. Unfortunately due to censoring I can’t enter to the site which is mentioned link for more information.
I will be appreciate if you send me the link information to my mail address.or if you have any other solution let me know
Thambanilulu Zimba says
i would like to know why you have not included any country from the southern region knowing perfectly well what problems we face when it comes to our leaders. as a zambia i feel i should be considered for this as we will be voting soon come september 20th,2011. we have presidential candidates who are full of promises but can not deliver,we have the same old recycled members from this party to the next,howwill we ever develop Africa when we are still being ruled old presidents who are past their glory days?i was once involved in a british council project on issues of Identity and Diversity so i would like to be part of this.
maryam goli says
I am Iranian but origibally Afghan, living in Iran, so can I apply for the program?
Wyson Khola says
I respect our Malawian culture,therefore can I also participate in this so called culture promotion.
Daniel Akpan says
I commend you for the lauded programme but I am at lost for not including a single country from West African Sub-region having known the myriads of leadership problems facing us. I will like to know the criteria of selecting countries for participation.
The role of Nigeria (my country) in maintaining the unity and progress of the West African Sub-region is obvious so if you could not accommodate other countries I see no reason why Nigeria should not be among the pre-selected countries for the Leadership Development Workshop at Istanbul knowing full well that the impact would readily spread to other countries in the Sub-region. I am waiting for your fsvourable reply.