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Culture Corps

Culture Corps is a new initiative of the AADF which aims to strengthen the cultural sector and to expand the possibilities for innovation and change through the power of creativity. In order to give the right tools to local cultural actors to drive the change in their communities, the project will provide opportunities for the next-generation of cultural leaders to receive the skills, knowledge and networks they need to jump start cultural entrepreneurship.

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  • 07.07.2017

    Open call for applications from Albania: Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators

    Generously supported by AADF-Albanian American Development Foundation, Salzburg Global Seminar invites young cultural innovators based in Albania to apply for the 4th annual Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.

    Deadline is 31 July 2017

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    Please send your application at info@aadf.org

     

  • 03.16.2017

    Annual Report of the 3rd Annual Young Cultural Innovators Forum

    Annual Report of the 3rd Annual Young Cultural Innovators Forum

    The annual report of the 3rd Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators is now available online to read, download and share.

    64 young cultural leaders from 60 different cities, including 6 new hubs, gathered in the Schloss Leopoldskron in mid-October. Salzburg Global hosted this year future innovators from: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Japan, the Mekong Delta Region, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Russia,and the United States. 

    Supported by the AADF, the group of young cultural innovators from Albania, spent an intensive week exploring concepts on how to foster strong culture in order to transform communities. The YCI Fellows passionate about the growth in their local hubs, connected with like-minded individuals to spread their innovative thinking with a global network. With a revitalized energy towards their work, the YCI Fellows returned to their communities with new perspectives and ideas on their role as leading innovators.

  • 10.18.2016

    Albanian team at Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators III

    Albanian team at Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators III

    With the support of  AADF, the first team of Albanian participants was part of  Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators III. The 2016 session took place from October 11 to 16 at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg/Austria. Every year the forum brings together over 50 of the brightest minds from across varying industrial, geographic and cultural backgrounds with the goal of developing their skills, enhancing their connections on a global scale, and sharing their own expertise and experiences. This participation at the same time “inaugurated” the 3 year collaboration of AADF with Salzburg Global Seminar, which will provide opportunities to empower the next-generation of cultural leaders in Albania.

  • 06.15.2016

    OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    THIS CALL IS CLOSED

    CULTURE CORPS - YOUNG CULTURAL INNOVATORS DRIVING CHANGE

    This call is open to all the young cultural professionals in Albania which want to develop their entrepreneurship skills, knowledge and network in order to start up creative enterprises in the cultural sector.

    Project background

    Culture Corps - Young cultural innovators driving change is a new initiative of the AADF which aims to strengthen the cultural sector and to expand the possibilities for innovation and change through the power of creativity. AADF will provide young artists, managers, architects, urban planners and other creative entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate at the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.  

    About YCI

    The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (YCI) is a 10 year project launched by Salzburg Global Seminar to engage 50 of the world’s most dynamic young cultural innovators every year.  These innovators join Salzburg for 10 “culture hubs” in 6 regions of the world to experience an opportunity in developing the vision, entrepreneurial skills, and global networks needed to advance their organizations, causes and communities. The forum also encourages inter-hub collaboration to continue the cross-cultural exchange and learning, create dynamic platforms of engagement, and to provide innovative development and support. YCI is a one week session which includes intensive face to face training, global experience exchange, and professional networking. The Young Cultural Innovators 2016 session will be held in October at;  Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg /Austria.

    Application form : (Click here to download)

    To complete the application process, please include a curriculum vitae and a personal statement. All documents should be submitted in English.

    The deadline for this application is: 25 JUNE 2016

    Please send you application to: info@aadf.org

  • 06.02.2016

    CULTURE CORPS – Young Cultural Innovators driving change

    CULTURE CORPS – Young Cultural Innovators driving change

    Albanian- American Development Foundation launched on the 2nd of June 2016 its new project called CULTURE CORPS – Young Cultural Innovators driving change. The project will provide opportunities for the next-generation of cultural leaders to receive the skills, knowledge and networks they need to jump start creative entrepreneurship.

    The project will be implemented by AADF in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar, which will fulfill the training program through Young Cultural Innovators Forum.  AADF has committed $120,000 for the project, which in 3 years will give to local cultural actors the right tools to drive the change in their communities.

    Hosted at the Center for Openness and Dialog, the event included a panel discussion composed by Mr. Michal Granoff (AADF Chairman of the Board), Mrs. Clare Shine (Vice President and Chief Program Officer of Salzburg Global Seminar), Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro (Minister of Culture), and Mr.  Erion Veliaj (Mayor of Tirana). The speakers shared with the audience their approach and commitment in support of the project, underling the need for creative initiatives in help of sustainable development.

    The MOU was signed on this occasion between the AADF and Salzburg Global Seminar by: Mr. Michal Granoff from AADF and Mrs. Clare Shine from Salzburg Global Seminar.

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