Cultural Leadership Training for Southern Africa
Applications are now open for Southern African candidates to participate in the first regional Train-the-Trainer sessions as part of the African Arts Institute's continent-wide Cultural Leadership, Governance and Entrepreneurship Training Programme.
An initiative of the African Arts Institute in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and Arterial Network, with funding support from the European Union Commission, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year training programme in Cultural Leadership, Governance and Entrepreneurship. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
Similar training hubs will be established in Morocco, serving 6 North Africa countries; in Senegal, serving 15 West African countries; in Cameroon, serving 9 Central African countries; and in Kenya, serving 13 East African countries.
Southern African candidates can now apply to participate in training at the Johannesburg hub which will be based at the Goethe-Institut. From 13 to 19 May, Train-the-Trainer sessions focusing on Cultural Leadership and covering Arts Advocacy, Marketing, Fundraising and Project Management, will be presented there.
Training will be facilitated using a series of toolkits on these subjects, developed by Arterial Network (AN) in 2011. The programme is aimed at training trainers on the use of these toolkits; and for these trainers to return to their respective countries and/or organisations, to train others.
The course is limited to 20 applicants. Ten bursaries will be provided.
Applications should include the following:
• a typed letter of motivation highlighting previous experience as a trainer and a commitment to working as a trainer;
• information pertaining to and elaborating on practical experience in at least one training area, advocacy, marketing, fundraising or project management;
• three reference letters applicable to your training experience; and
• a clear indication of whether you are applying for a bursary, with a brief motivation.Note that Arterial Network membership would be an advantage. The cost is ZAR 1500 or EURO 150.
Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by 13 April 2012.
Successful applicants will be notified by 20 April 2012.