Young Leaders - European Museum Leadership Programme


Call for Applications

Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum in Munich
Tuesday, November 24th to Friday November 27th


Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications on the public role of museums but also in the way we experience and see museums as part of our cultural framework. Museums have to adapt to stay relevant and need exceptional leaders who can share their commitment and inspire staff as well as stakeholders and drive forward necessary change. In a series of sessions this programme will introduce young European museums professionals to the complex concept of self-, team- and institutional leadership helping them to explore their own competencies and leadership skills through self- reflection and group activities. International guest speakers and the leadership programme team will use the sessions to also discuss with participants the role of museums in society and use best practice models and challenging case studies as learning tools.


Who is it for?
This training programme is for young museums and cultural professionals who have either recently been appointed director (or head of a department) of a museum or a cultural institution or who are aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector. Applicants should be under the age of 36 unless they have started their career late.


Other Programme Details
3.5 days programme in Munich
Full-board accommodation (whole group stays together)
Mix of experts’ inputs, discussions and workshops
Evening after-dinner talks
Small team of international experts


Application process
Interested candidates should send
a letter of intent (1-2 pages only) outlining why they want to participate in the programme
a short CV (max. 3 pages)
and briefly describe their current role and responsibilities in the organisation they work for

Deadline of submission is June, 26th


Selection process
All applications are reviewed by the leadership selection committee and a short list of 16 to 18 candidates will be announced at the end of June/beginning of July.
Programme Fee and Accommodation
Fee: 540 € plus 310 € full-board accommodation at the Kerschensteiner Kolleg
Limited spaces (16 – 18 maximum);
Travel to and from Munich needs to be arranged individually.
Funding Opportunities and Bursaries


A few ICOM National Committees, national museums associations and one national museum have announced a bursary scheme for up to 2 potential candidates.
KulturAgenda is also offering one bursary of 500 EUR to assist candidates who have problems raising the full amount of the programme fee.
Please do contact us if you would like to know more about any of these opportunities!


Please forward your application to the programme leader:

Christian Waltl, director KulturAgenda (AT)
Tel: +43 650 5545165

or post your application to:
KulturAgenda Institute
Dr. Wutte Strasse 14, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria


Further informtion: