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AADF launches Culture Corps for Young Cultural Innovators

Albanian-American Development Foundation Launch New Program for Young Cultural Innovators

Claire Shine at the launch of Culture Corps

Patrick Wilson | 07.06.2016

The Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) has launched its new project, Culture Corps | Young Cultural Innovators Driving Change on 2 June. 

The new initiative aims to strengthen the cultural sector and expand the possibilities for innovation and change through the power of creativity. 

AADF implemented the project in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar and fulfill the training program through our Young Cultural Innovators Forum. 

The goal of the project is to create the mindset and give the tools to local cultural innovators to drive the change in their communities and provide opportunities for the next-generation of cultural leaders to learn new skills, knowledge and build networks that they need to jump start entrepreneurship.

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

The continuing project will improve the capacity of 15 emerging young creative promoters in Albania to use the arts and creativity as means to catalyze the urban regeneration of cultural hubs both through their participation in Salzburg Global Seminar’s Young Cultural Innovators Forum and through the development of cross-country Innovation Hubs.

AADF has opened applications for Albanian participants at YCI forum 2016. Applications will open until June 25 here.  

07.06.2016 Category: YCI, SALZBURG IN THE WORLD, IMAGINATION, SUSTAINABILITY
Patrick Wilson