Open Call for 2019 Entries: Culture for Local Development

Deadline:  23 April 2019
Open to: cultural managers between the ages of 22 and 35 years old, from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine
Venue: 06–  14  June 2019 in Poland (Warsaw and Gdańsk)


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.

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.


  • 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.

Cost & Scholarship

Travel and accommodation costs of the Summer School will be covered by the organisers.​


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.

In order to apply, register HERE.

In the case of questions, please contact:

The official web-page.