Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management – meeting in Krakow

From 27-30 May, a diploma seminar summarizing the "Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management" was held in Krakow.

The initiative of the Villa Decius Association – addressed to young managers of culture from countries of the Visegrad Group and the Eastern Partnership – was a almost one year long training, allowing participants to develop their management skills and knowledge in the scope of project management.

The aim of the Academy was also expanding the participant's knowledge on the topic of political culture in European, national and regional practices, developing professional and management skills, preparing for active participation in the reform process as well as joining the European cultural exchange network.

See the programme of final session in Krakow.

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Second educational session of the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM2) in Lviv 17.03 - 24.03.2018

Second part of Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management training was started on March 17 in Lviv. The Academy constitutes training sessions for young cultural managers from 10 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldavia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. Persons working for public and private institutions and non-governmental organizations in the Visegrad Group countries and Eastern Partnership countries were invited for cooperation. In the group of specialists on culture management, they will keep developing their international cultural projects.

Each day, classes were conducted by the Pedagogic Team: Milica Ilic, Anna Danilewicz. The lectures were lead by European specialists in the field of culture management (Bob Palmer, Michele Quere, Danuta Glondys and others).

Young managers also took part in meetings with Bozhena Zakaliuzna, Director of Jam Factory Art Center and Harald Binder Cultural Enterprises, and debate with HE Jan Piekło, Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine, Andriy Moskalenko, Deputy Mayor for Development Issues and Taras Woznyak, –culture expert, political scientist, General Director of Lviv National Art Gallery.

The final session which is a part of the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management will take place in Krakow between 27 30 May 2018. The project will end a 3-day Open Seminar. The organizer of the project is the Villa Decius Association, whereas the strategic founder of the eventis the International Visegrad Fund.

See the programme of second educational session in Lviv

More information about the project and our participants can be found at brochure.

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Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM2) in Bratislava

The second edition of Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM2) took place between 6-13 September 2017 in Bratislava (Slovakia).

The Academy constitutes training sessions for young cultural managers from 10 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldavia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. Persons working for public and private institutions and non-governmental organizations in the Visegrad Group countries and Eastern Partnership countries were invited for cooperation. In the group of specialists on culture management, they will keep developing their international cultural projects.

Today we will show photo report from 1 educational session.

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Soon we will introduce you on Facebook outstanding experts and tutors who were involved in training.

Next educational session will take a place in Lviv (Ukraine) in March 2017. The organizer of the project is the Villa Decius Association, whereas the strategic founder of the event is the International Visegrad Fund.

List of accepted participants – Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management

The second edition of the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) has attracted lots of candidates from diverse backgrounds. Total number of registered participants was 175, including 56 submitted applications from 16 countries. We have been greatly impressed by the various interests, educational qualifications and experiences of majority of the perspective applicants. We would like to thank sincerely for interest in the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management. 20 cultural professionals from 10 countries are selected to participate in VACuM training.

Main list:

Armenia
  1. Babayan Gayane
  2. Kamay Anna
Azerbaijan
  1. Abbasova Mehbara
  2. Khalilzade Khalida
Belarus
  1. Haidalionak Sviatlana
  2. Damarad Volha
Czech Republic
  1. Gartnerová Eva
  2. Mitošinková Barbora
Georgia
  1. Saba Chachanidze
  2. Mikhanashvili Nino
Hungary
  1. Szőke Tímea
  2. Bálint Réka
Moldova
  1. Ana Gherciu
  2. Bucos Catalina
Poland
  1. Jochym Justyna
  2. Fingas Zbyszko Roman
Slovakia
  1. Potočár Radovan
  2. Dubacova Lucia
Ukraine
  1. Palash Andrey
  2. Sokolenko Nadiia

Reserve list:

Armenia
  1. Nikoghosyan Astghik
Azerbaijan
  1. Imanbayli Elnur
  2. Ganbarov Jalil
Belarus
  1. Lukashyk Yadviha
  2. Varvara Krasutskaya
Czech Republic
  1. Petráková Magdaléna
  2. Terezie Krizkovska
Georgia
  1. Uzunashvili Eliso
Hungary
  1. Máté Éva Gyöngy
Moldova
  1. Pasat Eugenia
Poland
  1. Dąbrowska Kamila
  2. Maciejewski Mikołaj Tomasz
Slovakia
  1. Borosova Zuzana
Ukraine
  1. Kuzemska-Danylyuk Maryana
  2. Nikitina Alina

VACuM Coordinator Ewa Trznadel will contact selected participants by email. Congratulations!

Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management – call for application opened

The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) is a year training programme for young professionals working in cultural field in the Visegrad Group countries (V4) ie. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The programme is prepared with the help of our partners: Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (Slovakia), Cultural Industries Association (Ukraine), Arts and Theatre Institute (Czech Republic), European Cultural Foundation Budapest( Hungary), Public Advocacy (Georgia), Association Marcel Hicter for Cultural Democracy ( Belgium), ExStereo (Moldova) and Theatre for Changes (Armenia) will last till May 2018. Programme is supported by International Visegrad Fund.

The course includes: 2 Training Sessions – one in Bratislava, Slovakia and one in Lviv, Ukraine (each 8 days long, including travels), development of a project in home country and a study visit in V4 or EaP countries (organized and covered by participants) and 1 Diploma Seminar (4 days) in Krakow, Poland.

The programme is designed for cultural managers from public and private organizations and institutions. Participants should have basic knowledge about European, national and regional cultural policies and min. two years’ experience in management of cultural or artistic projects addressed to local or international communities. 20 cultural professionals from 10 countries will be selected to participate in VACuM training. The course will enable them to develop capacities and managerial skills needed for both cultural cooperation and reform processes in their countries.

Each candidate should register at www.vacum.eu and provide an on-line application form. No hard copies required. Deadline for submitting applications: 18 June 2017.

More information about programme and how to apply:

http://vacum.eu/About.aspx
http://vacum.eu/HowToApply.aspx

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Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management – new edition

The Villa Decius Association is currently preparing the new program of The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management 2017-2018. With the help of our partners like Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (Slovakia), Cultural Industries Association (Ukraine), Arts and Theatre Institute (Czech Republic), European Cultural Foundation Budapest( Hungary), Public Advocacy (Georgia), Association Marcel Hicter for Cultural Democracy ( Belgium), ExStereo (Moldova) and Theatre for Changes (Armenia) there will be take place a program with two educational and one evaluation session in the following months.

Programme is supported by International Visegrad Fund.

The programme is designed for cultural managers from public and private organizations and institutions. Participants should have basic knowledge about European, national and regional cultural policies and min. two years’ experience in management of cultural or artistic projects addressed to local or international communities.

The training is conducted only in English therefore applicants must have a fluent command of this language. Call for applications will be announced later on.

Educational session 1, Bratislava, SK

07/09/2017—13/09/2017

Educational session 2, Lviv, UA

18/03/2018—24/03/2018

Evaluation session and open seminar, Krakow, PL

27/05/2018—30/05/2018

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Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management – meeting in Tbilisi

From 11-14 September, a diploma seminar summarizing the "Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management" will be held in Tbilisi.

The initiative of the Villa Decius Association – addressed to young managers of culture from countries of the Visegrad Group and the Eastern Partnership – was a 24 month long training, allowing participants to develop their management skills and knowledge in the scope of project management.

The aim of the Academy was also expanding the participant's knowledge on the topic of political culture in European, national and regional practices, developing professional and management skills, preparing for active participation in the reform process as well as joining the European cultural exchange network.

Programme Tbilisi, 11-14 September 2015

11 September, Friday

Arrival of participants. Checking in at the Urban Boutique Hotel, Gogebashvili street 9, 0108 Tbilisi

19:00 – dinner

12 September, Saturday

Frontline Gallery, 62 Lado Asatiani Street, 0108 Tbilisi

10:00 – Welcome and opening of the Diploma Session of VACuM with representatives of Tbilisi Municipality, Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, partners and founders, Danuta Glondys and Jean Pierre Deru

10:30 – Evaluation of cultural cooperation projects, introduction by Milena Dragićević – Šešić, cultural policy and management professor

12:00 – Presentation of projects by the participants. Feedbacks of experts and pedagogic team

14:00 – lunch

15:00 – Study visits and meetings with local cultural operators, Geo Air, Center of Contemporary Art

20:00 – dinner at Nino Nikoleishvili

13 September, Sunday

Frontline Gallery, 62 Lado Asatiani Street, 0108 Tbilisi

9:30 – Presentation of projects by the participants. Feedbacks of experts and pedagogic team

13:00 – lunch

14:00 - Presentation of projects by the participants. Feedbacks of experts and pedagogic team

15:00 – General feedback by Milena Dragićević – Šešić

15:30 – Summing up the first edition of VACuM by Danuta Glondys and Jean Pierre Deru. Evaluation of the Tbilisi session and the whole programme with Ania Danilewicz and Katarzyna Renes

16:15 – Diploma Ceremony

16:30 – Study visit to the Betlemi District with Data Chigholashvili

19:00 – Farewell dinner

14 September, Monday

Optional:

Trip to the mountains with Katarzyna Renes and Salome Ugrekhelidze. Study visits and meetings with local cultural operators

Departure of participants and experts

Pedagogic Team:

Anna Danilewicz – Cultural animator and manager; currently works at Programme Department at The Ludwik Zamenhof Centre in Bialystok, previously head of Education and Exhibitions Department in the Army Museum in Białystok and also a coordinator of social and educational actions in Sybir Memorial Museum (under construction).

Jean Pierre Deru – Director of the Association Marcel Hicter pour la Démocratie culturelle. Lecturer at the Open Faculty of Economic and Social Policies (FOPES) of the UCL. Director of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, which is organized by FMH and supported by the Council of Europe and UNESCO

Experts:

Milena Dragićević-Šešić – Cultural policy and management professor, researcher, author, consultant and editor. International lecturer on cultural policy and management. Former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, now Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation.

Jean Pierre Deru – Director of the Association Marcel Hicter pour la Démocratie culturelle. Lecturer at the Open Faculty of Economic and Social Policies (FOPES) of the UCL. Director of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, which is organized by FMH and supported by the Council of Europe and UNESCO

Danuta Glondys – Director of Villa Decius Association, PhD in humanities, MA in English Philology and Political Science. Former director of Culture Department of Municipality of Krakow and Regional Director of USAID programme in Poland. European Commission expert in European Capitals of Culture programme (2007-2011). Lecturer at Jagiellonian University.

Guests:

Wiesław Nowak – Founder of ZUE Group and President at ZUE S.A., sponsor of VACuM. Graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics and Electronics of the University of Science and Technology in Kraków. In 1991 he established ZUE, a public transport infrastructure construction company, and since then has implemented most complex and prestigious transport infrastructure projects in Poland and abroad.

Karolina Żesławska – Head office and PR manager at ZUE S.A., member of the board at The Foundation for the Disabled in Stróże cofounded by ZUE S.A. Graduate of the Philosophical and Historical Faculties of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2012 she has been developing the CSR department of ZUE Group.

Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) in Prague

The second session of Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) took place between 9-18 March 2015 in Prague (Czech Republic).

Persons working for public and private institutions and non-governmental organizations in the Visegrad Group countries and Eastern Partnership countries were invited for cooperation. In the group of specialists on culture management, they will keep developing their international cultural projects.

Each day, classes were conducted by outstanding experts, including: Jean Pierre Deru – Director of Association Marcel Hicter from Belgium, Danuta Glondys – Director of Villa Decius Association, Franco Bianchini – Professor of Cultural Policy and Planning in the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University, Bob Palmer – former Director of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage at the Council of Europe and many others. Young managers will also take part in meetings with Karla Wursterova – Director of International Visegrad Fun, Petr Hnízdo, Head of the Department of International Relations In Czech Ministry of Culture, Ondřej Hrab - Director of the Archa Theatre, Jana Hudcová, Head of the Tourism Department in the City of Prague, and Tomáš Kafka - Head of the Central Europe Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The project will end a 3-day Diploma Seminar in Tbilisi in September 2015. The organizer of the project is the Villa Decius Association, whereas the strategic founder of the event is the International Visegrad Fund.

The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Managementl is a part of the Platform for Advanced Studies – a project co-financed by Narodowy Bank Polski. The main objective of the project is to develop a platform for advanced studies, which is alternative to regulation studies and is aimed at acquiring advanced knowledge in the area of culture and economics, including the role and mission of the Narodowy Bank Polski, national and European financial policy and shaping of attitudes favourable to international cooperation and the development of entrepreneurship.

Start of the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM)

The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) is staring on September 1 in Villa Decius. The Academy constitutes training sessions for young cultural managers from 10 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldavia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary. Persons working for public and private institutions and non-governmental organizations in the Visegrad Group countries and Eastern Partnership countries were invited for cooperation. In the group of specialists on culture management, they will keep developing their international cultural projects.

Each day, classes are conducted by outstanding experts, including: Jean Pierre Deru – Director of Association Marcel Hicter from Belgium, Danuta Glondys – Director of Villa Decius Association, Diane Dodd – Director of International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism from Spain, Corina Suteu – Director of FimETC Festival in Romania and Making Waves Festival in New York. Young managers will also take part in meetings with Karla Wursterova – Director of International Visegrad Fun, Magdalena Sroka, Deputy President of Kraków for Culture and Promotion of the City, Robert Piaskowski, Deputy Director for Programme Planning from the Kraków Festival Office, Taras Voznyak – Ukrainian culture expert, political scientist, editor of independent cultural quarterly magazine “Ji.” The training will last until September 10.

See the programme of Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management

Another session which is a part of the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management will take place in Prague in March 2015. The project will end a 3-day Diploma Seminar in Tbilisi in September 2015. The organizer of the project is the Villa Decius Association, whereas the strategic founder of the event is the International Visegrad Fund.

List of accepted participants

The first edition of the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) has attracted lots of candidates from diverse backgrounds. Total number of submitted applications was 86 from 14 states. We have been greatly impressed by the various interests, educational qualifications and experiences of majority of the perspective applicants. We would like to thank sincerely for interest in the Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management.

20 cultural professionals from 10 countries are selected to participate in VACuM training.

POLAND
  1. Natalia Anna Niemiec
  2. Paulina Chodnicka
ARMENIA
  1. Tatevik Yeghiazaryan
  2. Hayk Sekoyan
SLOVAKIA
  1. Frantisek Malik
  2. Lubica Drangova
BELARUS
  1. Pavel Volintski
  2. Antonina Seryakova
  3. Tatsiana Alipchikava
AZERBEIJAN
  1. Arzu Hasanli
GEORGIA
  1. Nino Nikoleishvili
UKRAINE
  1. Yulia Sobol
  2. Bozena Zakaliuzhna
  3. Maria Buiklii
HUNGARY
  1. Fruzsina Moricz
  2. Ferenc Czinki
CZECH REPUBLIC
  1. Jan Vesely
  2. Lucie Malkova
MOLDOVA
  1. Ghenadie Sontu
  2. Michail Turcnau

The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management (VACuM) is 24 months training with three residential phases (1-10 September 2014: Krakow, 9-18 March 2015: Prague, 11-14 September 2015 Tbilisi) dedicated for professionals working in cultural field in the Visegrad Group countries (V4) ie. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Its main aims are:

  • development of skills and competences in the field of cultural and community policies and management
  • strengthening democratic transformation and community development
  • supporting integration and cooperation between EaP and EU.

VACuM is not an academic course but a tailor-made training for already experienced professionals open for cultural cooperation projects. The course is designed in a way which allows its participants carrying on their professional tasks, developing their professional competencies and building new cooperation networks in EU and EaP countries.

20 cultural professionals from 10 countries will be selected to participate in VACuM training. The course will enable them to develop capacities and managerial skills needed for both cultural cooperation and reform processes in their countries.

Platform for Advanced Studies

The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management is a part of the Platform for Advanced Studies – a project co-financed by the Narodowy Bank Polski. The main objective of the project is to develop a platform for advanced studies, which is alternative to regulation studies and is aimed at acquiring advanced knowledge in the area of culture and economics, including the role and mission of the the Narodowy Bank Polski, national and European financial policy and shaping of attitudes favourable to international cooperation and the development of entrepreneurship.