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Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) - Forthcoming Academic Programs

(Berlin; August – October, 2013)

To apply, please click HERE

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy) is the world’s first center, dedicated to the study of Cultural Diplomacy, offering educational opportunities for individuals pursuing careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector, related either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy. Our education programs are divided into four categories: Graduate Degree Programs in Cultural Diplomacy – MA and PhD, e-learning courses with certificates (designed specifically for governmental officials, academics, and professionals who are not able to leave their current positions), Certificate Programs and Study Abroad Credit Programs, dedicated either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

The CCDS is currently accepting applications for the following programs:

MA Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy (

MA Program Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy (

MA Program Globalization & Cultural Diplomacy (

MA Program in International Economics & Cultural Diplomacy (

(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester -Berlin, October 2nd, 2013)

Distance Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

International Relations, International Economics, the Transatlantic Relation, International Media, European Studies

(Start: August 5th - 30th, September 2nd - 30th, 2013)

Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy

International Relations,Art&Culture,Berlin&Germany, the Global Economy

(Berlin; August 14th - 18th, 2013; October 14th - 18th, 2013)

Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

Certificate Programs in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations

Certificate Programs in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation

Certificate Programs for Africans Planning to Work in and Engage withEurope

(Berlin, August 1st - 30th, 2013; August 18th - 30th, 2013; September 16th - 27th, 2013)


Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

Forthcoming International Conferences

(Berlin,London; August, 2013)

To apply, please click HERE

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy organizes a number of international conferences, which take place throughout the year and around the world. The international conferences provide an opportunity for larger audiences to actively participate and engage in lectures and discussions featuring high profile figures from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, culture, academia, civil society and the private sector. The events have an inclusive participation policy and are open to individuals from all academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds.

The following Events will take place during August 2013:

The LondonArt as Cultural Diplomacy Conference 2013

“Contemporary International Dialogue: Art-based Developments and Culture Shared between Nations”

(London; August 21st - 26th, 2013)  

In our increasingly globalized world, the need for mutual cross-cultural understanding and positive international relations between countries and cultures has become perhaps more important than at any time before. For decades, art has played an important role as a vehicle for cultural diplomacy and is currently an integral part of the foreign policy of many countries. While art as cultural diplomacy has often been implemented on official levels by ambassadors and governmental initiatives, it also has frequently been implemented on a more informal basis by civil society practitioners, artists and individuals at the grassroots level, and in these cases has often achieved greater levels of success. The Conference will explore these themes in depth by bringing together a diverse and interdisciplinary mix of speakers, artists, experts and practitioners from around the globe. (More>>)

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America

“The Colors ofLatin America: Preserving Traditional Arts & Heritage in a Multicultural World”

(Berlin; August 14th - 16th, 2013)

The Berlin Annual African Film & Media Festival 2013

” Africa on Screen: Through the Eyes ofAfrica"

(Berlin; August 22nd - 25th, 2013)




Youth Education & Development Advancement

Young Leaders´ Forums - Forthcoming Conferences

(London,Berlin; August, 2013)

To apply, please click HERE

The Young Leaders´ Forums are international networks of like-minded young individuals with an interest in developing, supporting, and sustaining intercultural relations. Over the past decade, the ICD Young Leaders Forums have grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among young individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds from across the world.

We are currently accepting applications for the following conferences:

The Art as Cultural Diplomacy Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders

“Contemporary International Dialogue: Art-based Developments and Culture Shared between Nations”

(London, August 21st – 26th, 2013)

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders (ACD) is a network of students and young professionals who have an interest in exploring the field of art as a vehicle for cultural diplomacy. Participants join the forum by taking part in an ACD Weeklong Seminar, following which they are encouraged to conduct their own research and organize their own activity in the field. (More>>)

Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders

“Recent trends in European and Latin American Social-Politics”

(Berlin, August 12th - 16th, 2013)   

Cultural Diplomacy inAfrica: A Forum for Young Leaders

“Using Art and Film as Tools for Sustainable Development within Africa”
(Berlin; August 22nd – 27th, 2013)

Europe MeetsChina: A Forum for Young Leaders

“Encouraging a Sino-European Culture Economy-Based Relationship to tackle Economic and Political Crises”
(Berlin; September 9th – 13th, 2013)

Cultural Diplomacy inEurope: A Forum for Young Leaders

“Analysing Youth Unemployment within the EU: Global Dialogue for Tackling Youth Unemployment”
(Berlin; September 16th – 20th, 2013)

Italy Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders

“Common Strategies and Bilateral Relations in the New Era of Diplomacy”
(Berlin; September 23rd – 27th, 2013)

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders

“Political and Economic Influence, Trade, Borders and Culture: Understanding European-Russian Relations”
(Berlin; September 23rd – 27th, 2013)

To apply, please click HERE


Youth Education & Development Advancement

Forthcoming International Conferences

(Bujumbura,Burundi; October, 2013)

To apply, please click HERE

The Organization for Youth Education & Development operates under the legal framework of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and is organized in cooperation with national governments. The organization is dedicated to the initiation, promotion and execution of education and development programs for the youth. The OYED provides the younger generation with greater access to personal development, while increasing their chances for professional opportunities.

The following Event will take place during October 2013:

The Burundi Summit on African Youth Education & Development

"Establishing a Sustainable Education Development Program inAfrica" 

(Burundi,Bujumbura; October 23rd-26th, 2013)


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The Centre for Creative Practices is focused on supporting the work of Emerging, Experimental and Migrant artists across all disciplines. To this end they are presenting two programmes to help artists realise sustainable careers.

Profitable Artist Bootcamp: Dublin in association with the New York Foundation for the Arts. Working with 70 artists to help them develop their artistic practice into a profitable business over four days in October. Feedback from artists who have completed the programme in theUSA has been hugely positive, and the Boot Camp will be tailored to artists living and working inIreland across all genres and practices.

Details are here:

September 27th - Information Day for Ethnically Diverse Artists on Available Funding Opportunities. Speakers from the Arts Council | The European Cultural Contact Point (CCP) | Visual ArtistsIreland | Create | Music Network | National Youth Council ofIreland |DublinCity Council Arts Office |DublinCity Council Integration Office | Arthur Guinness Projects | Fundit | Irish Theatre Institute | DanceIreland | First Music Contact | The Irish Film Board | TheIreland Funds | Filmbase | Arts & DisabilityIreland

Details are here:

Artists’ Survey – it will inform any further work creative practices do in the area artist development, and they will be publishing the results in the Autumn. Any artists who complete the survey will qualify a reduced price for the Profitable Artist Boot Camp. The survey is located here:


2013 European Culture Forum will address some of the hottest topics for the sector at the moment; The EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) is currently seeking expressions of interest for the establishment of a list of experts to assist them in the framework of management of the Community programmes;  Call for proposals - Pilot Project for a European Platform for Festivals in the field of culture ; Call for artists - 21st Jeunesses International FLUTE Competition 2014; European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2013

Call for artists:  21st Jeunesses International FLUTE Competition 2014

Call for artists - for the attention of music institutions, conservatoires, academies, schools, societies, flute players.   This competition takes place every year for different disciplines:  piano, flute, clarinet, violin and composition.  Musicians aged up to 30 years can participate in this event which combines competition with master-classes and workshops.

Date: 17 - 24 May 2014


Age categories: two age categories - up to 18, 18-30 years old 

Registration dead-line: 1 March 2014 – date of postmark at sender

Prizes: In a total amount of 10,000 Euro, consisting in money, instruments or scholarships 

For further details please visit 

Sliabh Luachra Summer School

The Sliabh Luachra Summer School will take place in Rockchapel Co. Cork from 30th of July to the 6th of August. Full scheduled and brochure available from .

The highlights of the school will be a two hour show of the most ancient and almost forgotten music and dance of Ireland, linking it with the major events in our history on Thursday night, 1st of August, and a conference on Saturday 3rd of August at 2pm, entitled "Our Culture" with emphasis on the importance of our culture and how to market a cultural enterprise.

Main speakers are Dr. Fidelma Mullane and Caroline Boland. Dr Fidelma Mullane holds an MA on Architecture from NUI Galway, is a member of the Heritage Council of Ireland and is a Board member of Galway Arts Festival. Caroline Boland is CEO of Boland marketing, has served as PRO Comharchumann Turasaroireachta Chorca Duibhne, Chairperson of Dingle Peninsula Tourism and sales and marketing director of Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The fee for this school is 50 euro.

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

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