Cultural Leadership International Program 2011

The programme will focus on networking and exchange through a programme of opportunities for next generation cultural leaders. By developing leadership competencies and networks, the programme will enable further international and intercultural engagement between individuals and organisations in the UK and other regions of the world.



CLI is a programme of activities which facilitate leadership networking and exchange in the broader cultural and creative industries. Through direct engagement with a diverse range of individuals and organisations in the international cultural sector, the programme will enhance intercultural understanding and support economic growth, cultural development and social change.


Participants in the programme will:

(a) attend a 4-day Leadership Development Workshop in Istanbul from 23-27 October 2011 (alongside the Istanbul Biennale).  This is the starting point of the programme, and involves training sessions on leadership skills and networking opportunities with the other international participants.

(b) receive a grant of £3000 to implement a Professional Development Plan. The Plan should identify participants' professional needs and goals and come up with a plan to achieve these through courses, placements, mentorship schemes, scoping visits, etc...


CLI is for those who are actively engaged in the cultural sector and who want to play a key role in its future development. Participants can come from across the different creative and cultural sectors, or work for a national cultural institution or body. They don’t have to have experience of a leadership role, but they must be fluent English speakers and have at least three years experience in the sector. More importantly, they must be able to demonstrate a level of achievement and commitment to the sector as well as a commitment to self-development and learning from others.

Illegible Countries:

Applications this year will run in the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Syria, UAE, the UK and Ukraine.

To Apply:

If you are Palestinian, please click here

For other countries, please  check the British Council web page in your country.



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