Strengthening the art and culture sector

Objetivos clave de la medida:

Demand-oriented capacity building for cultural management with an emphasis on countries of the global South

Alcance de la medida:
Naturaleza de la medida:
Característica principal de la medida:

1 Mentored Open Online Course (MOOC) “Managing the Arts”: 14-week free continuing education offering for the culture sector, since 2015
2 Worldwide qualification programme for cultural managers: seminar and job shadowing phase in Germany and/or locally, 6 to 8 weeks, since 2009, present in Arab countries since 2012

Resultados esperados a través de la implementación de la medida:

- Strengthening the cultural sector and cultural infrastructure
- Providing professional qualifications for cultural managers through intensive mentoring of participants, software-supported group work and strong practical relevance, inter alia through teamwork and four video case studies from real cultural institutions in Lagos, Bangkok, Budapest and Berlin
- Offering long-term support to the culture scenes in partner countries of the Goethe-Institut
- Internationally cross-linking cultural professionals, holding exchanges with German cultural and educational institutions
- Developing and cementing qualification offerings for cultural management in partner countries

Principales conclusiones de la evaluación de la medida:

1 “Managing the Arts” was run for the first time in 2015 with more than 17,000 participants from 170 countries. 800 learners received certificates. 40 per cent of the mentored participants completed the course, including numerous cultural managers from countries of the global South such as Suriname, Gabon, Yemen and Fiji. 70 per cent of the participants were women.
MOOC website (EN):
2 Qualification programme with a focus on North Africa and the Middle East 2011 to 2015: 13 qualification programmes each with approx. 15 participants from Arab countries. These qualification and networking programmes make a considerable contribution to strengthening and affirming the participants in their fields of work and to their acquisition of further qualifications alongside their work. The positive networking aspect (local, regional, international) is emphasised in all evaluations of the project; numerous local and international cooperation projects have emerged from it. For further information: