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English-speaking call for applications: cultural Structures in the service of the urban and territorial development (deadline: in January 31st, 2017)

The cultural structures in the service of the urban and territorial development


This bilingual seminar is being offered by the Ministry of Culture and Communications (General Secretariat, Division of legal en international affairs) within the framework of its visitor programs, implemented by the Maison des Cultures du Monde. It will take place from 20 till 30 March 2017 (inclusive).

The audience:

This seminar is intended for high level English-speaking professionals from Europa, North And Latin America, Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, the Near, Middle and Far East and Oceania (cultural structure administrators, cultural project managers, cultural managers of territorial authorities, person in charge of the elaboration and steering of cultural policies), contributing in their countries to the carrying out of cultural projects having a structuring impact on the development of territories.

The purpose:

It will bring together in Paris and in region some fifteen experienced cultural managers working in the fields of cultural development, territorial action and the management of cultural, heritage and non-heritage structures. The purpose of this seminar is to familiarize the participants with the French context and to facilitate the development of professional networks between France and the concerned countries and between the participants. They will thus be able to share their knowledge, practices and projects on issues of cultural institutions and urban and territorial development, through presentations, round tables, professional meetings and visits.

The purpose of the seminar is :

- A shared knowledge of the actors and the territorial policies in France and in the participant’s countries;

- A shared knowledge of action-levers (financing, communication, mediation…);

- To facilitate the development of professional networks between France and the participants.

The following recognized cultural institutions will be involved in this program: Ministry of Culture and Communication (and linked public establishments), territorial authorities (Regions, urban areas, cities), museums, heritage sites and other cultural facilities.

The seminar will take place in English exclusively.

How to apply?

The applications can be downloaded from the site of the Ministry of Culture and communications.

Once completed, this application must be sent to the Embassy of France (Cooperation and cultural action department) or to the French Institute of the country of residence of the applicant which will sign it and send it by Tuesday, January 31th, 2017 at the latest, to the Maison des Cultures du Monde, after issuing a justified opinion regarding the application.

For this seminar the selection will be done by a jury composed of experts from the Ministry of Culture and Communication and from la Maison des cultures du monde which will evaluate the applications based on the following criteria:

- Individual quality of each application (quality of the professional approach)

- Structuring effect of the seminar for the participant’s structure

- Outlook for the development of institutional cooperation between the country of origin and France, and also between the countries represented

Find here the note detailed in French and in English and the application form in English