Culture for Local Development Project

Deadline: 2 April 2018
Open to: applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine
Venue: Kyiv, 10–13 May 2018/Tbilisi, 24–27 May 2018


The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, acting under its flagship brand, and the European solidarity centre are pleased to invite cultural managers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine to participate in the 3rd edition of the International Project Culture for Local Development.

The project consists of a series of workshops, Summer School and special programme for project graduates. It aims at creating a network of professionals in the field of culture, equipping the participants with the skills in projectmanagement and leadership, and developing participatory approach towards project implementation.

In May 2018, the first phase of the project will take place in Kyiv and Tbilisi. Selected candidates will participate in a series of intense workshops led by experienced mentors. They will focus on deepening the participants’ knowledge of sociocultural project management and broadening their ability to use international cooperation to develop local projects. Moreover, the participants would be eligible for competing for financial support facilitating the implementation of their projects.

Selected participants will be invited to take part in the second phase of the project – the Summer School, which will take place in Poland from 29 July to 6 August 2018. The Summer School programme will involve workshops as well as study visits to Polish cultural and civic institutions and NGOs.

These activities will allow the participants to develop project proposals created during the first stage.

The first phase of workshops will take place in*:

 Kyiv, 10–13 May 2018

(participants from Belarus, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine)

Tbilisi, 24–27 May 2018

(participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Poland)

* Polish participants are required to choose either workshops in Kyiv or in Tbilisi.

The working language of the project is English, therefore the participants are expected to know English at least on B2 level.


The project is addressed to activists, who:

  • are from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine;
  • are involved in management of cultural projects at their different stages (i.e. initiation, coordination, realization);
  • focus on local communities and perceive culture as a potential tool for social change;
  • want to add elements of international cooperation to their work;
  • want to gain new skills to improve their local creative activities.


The organizers will cover costs related to workshops, accommodation, and meals. In exceptional, justified cases, they may also consider requests for the participation in travelling costs. Travel and accommodation costs of the Summer School’s participants will be covered by the organisers.

How to apply?

In order to apply you must fill the online application form.

Find more information from the open call.