Cultart Management Academy

What is the purpose of the open calls?

The open calls aim to invite and choose 125 participants for the Cultural academy of cultural managment in 2022. They will be trained in the 5 creative programmes.

Cities and Programmes

Plovdiv EN, Cultart Management Academy
Bulgaria Plovdiv
Austria Vienna
Greece Ioannina
Italy Lecce
North Macedonia Skopje


How many and what are the programmes in Cultart?

There are 5 programmes.

Festivals / Visual Arts / Performing Arts / Design and Architecture / Applied Arts

Here you can find more information about each five of them.

Where will the programmes take place?

Each programme takes place in one of the 5 partner cities:

Festivals in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Visual arts in Austria, Vienna

Performing Arts in Ioannina, Greece

Design and Architecture in Lecce, Italy

Applied Arts in Skopje, Northern Macedonia

How do the candidates choose where to go?

Each candidate has to choose one of the 5 programmes of cultural management depending on their interests and experience. Each programme takes place in one of the 5 cities.

What do the programmes include?

5-day intensive training in 10 modules with key speakers of actual management fields; practical exercises while participating in the real working process of a cultural organization and work on business plans related to а Case study challenge.

What is the working language?


What are the 10 training modules?

The 10 specified modules of the Cultart programme are Cultural Innovations, Business & Entrepreneurship, Management & Administration, Project Development, Fundraising, Leadership, Conflict Management, Media & Communication.

What does the Case Study include?

What is essential to the Cultart programmes is the Cultart Case Study Challenges when the groups will have the chance to participate in the real working process of a cultural organization in each city programme. The Case Study Organizations will outline their main tools and models, their current work and projects, and will give a specific ‘challenge’ to the group. The Case Study Challenge is the final exercise where the group can present their new skills in offering cultural management solutions.

How and when the 5 business plans will be created?

During the learning sessions, participants will create drafts of their business plans as part of the training programme. All business plans will be published in a Cultart Business Book at the end of the project.

Do the participants get a certificate of attendance?

Yes, each participant will receive an Erasmus+ Certificate of attendance.

What is the Start-up platform?

Cultart Start-up Platform will launch as a final result of the project activities as a natural continuation and opportunity for the new cultural managers. It will upgrade all 5 programmes by giving them an open source of knowledge, network, discussion space, and product-to-business interaction. As an open-source online digital tool, the platform involves the young cultural managers in the real digital market world, cultural creative experts, investors, and public bodies.

Who can apply?

Participants from 18 to 35 years from the 5 Cultart partners countries.

Who selects the participants?

The participants are chosen by a jury. The jury for all programmes will be selected from the team of each of the partner organizations in Cultart. 

How many participants will be admitted to the programmes?

25 participants will be selected for each programme. A total of 125 participants for the 5 programmes.

When will the academy start?

Each programme starts at a different time of the year. 

Festivals in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 10 to 14 of October 2022

Visual arts in Austria, Vienna from 19 to 25 of January 2023

Performing Arts in Ioannina, Greece from 8 to 12 of May 2023

Design and Architecture in Lecce, Italy from 21 to 24 of November 2022

Applied Arts in Skopje, Northern Macedonia from 27 to 31 of March 2023


The Cultart Academy programmes are tax-free.

All transport and accommodation plus meals (food and beverage) allowances will be covered by the partner organizations.

*Considering the possibility of Cultart participants travelling from different parts of the world the covering of transport cost is limited to 275 euros. 

Deadline and Results?

Cultart Application Deadline: 15.08.2022, 23:59 а.м.
The approved candidates will be announced at the beginning of September.

If you have any other questions, please email us here:

Application issues?

If any errors occurred, please send us your application by email:

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