Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators




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Feb 08, 2016
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Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators

Report from the second annual YCI Forum now online

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

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (YCI Forum) is an annual series that supports emerging young artists and cultural actors who are using innovative practices to catalyze urban transformation in their communities. 

Growing out of the early Young Cultural Leaders Forum, this was the second year of the YCI Forum, bringing 61 participants to Salzburg from 18 countries. These Young Cultural Innovators represented a broad spectrum of the arts and culture scenes in their cities from photography to food, heritage to design.

This year's cohort came from nine YCI Hubs in cities around the world, including Athens, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Phnom Penh, Rotterdam, Salzburg, Seoul, and Tokyo. Following the program in Salzburg, which incorporated plenary keynote sessions as well as the skills-building and problem-solving working groups, the YCI Fellows are now encouraged to return to their "hubs" to connect with their 2014 peers and remain engaged with this year's cohort in a growing local and global network.

Download the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators II report (PDF) (low-res)

More information on the 2015 program can be found here:

More information on the ten-year YCI Forum can be found here:

Salzburg Global Seminar is grateful to the following organizations and individuals for their generous support of this session: Fondation Adelman pour l’Education, American Express, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Buenos Aires Ciudad, Cambodian Living Arts, the Edward T. Cone Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Korea Foundation, the Elizabeth S. MacMillan Fellowship, the Mexican Business Council Fellowship Program, The Nippon Foundation, Red Bull Amaphiko, the Stichting De Verre Bergen, Adena and David Testa, the US Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the HDH Wills (1965) Charitable Trust.