Applications are now open for the 2020 Bridge between European Cultural Centres (BECC), the ENCC's flagship capacity-building programme for young culture professionals.
BECC combines training, a staff exchange and mentoring, and is open to ENCC members as well as non-members. This year we'll take 12 selected participants to Turin, Italy, in March 2020, for a 4-day kickoff seminar in preparation of staff exchanges of a week or more in another cultural organisation in Europe (or beyond).
What's it about?
Read more about the BECC programme and how it works
Working with Hyperdiverse Audiences: Needs, Challenges and Opportunities is the topic of BECC 2020. It's targeted to young professionals from cultural centres and other organisations, working with communities gathering many different nationalities, languages, cultures, age groups, gender settings and social-economic backgrounds.
Some questions we will try to address:
Download the call for applications to find out more about topic, selection criteria and timeline
Ready to apply? Go to the BECC 2020 application form
- What kind of cultural centre is needed for hyperdiverse communities today?
- How can organisations empower active participation of the different members of their community?
- How to contribute to building societies that are more open and democratic?
- How to react to the dynamics of change?
- How to build and manage teams working inside these community centers?
Training on this topic will be enriched with soft skills coaching.
The 4-day training seminar, on 17-20 March 2020, will include experiential learning, self-directed learning, study visits, discussions, group and individual work, theory vs. practice, and democratic moderation. The programme is designed by the ENCC in collaboration with trainers Dagna Gmitrowicz (artist, trainer and coach, PO-DE) and Matteo Negrin (author, musician and cultural manager, IT).
The 7-day staff exchange, between April and August 2020, will be an opportunity to put the training into practice and get further perspectives.
Who should apply?
Junior professionals under 35, working in a cultural centre or another type of cultural organisation inside or outside the European Union. You must be involved in decision-making about your organisation’s programme, and have at least 1 year of experience working with a diverse community. You should also be strongly motivated to develop new models of local cooperation and community development, and be fluent in English.
Professionals working in ENCC member organisations (or organisations who are members of our regional and national networks) have priority in the selection process. This year, our selection panel will also give special attention to professionals working in the following countries (whether they are ENCC members or not): Malta, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Bosnia Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia.
How much does it cost?
BECC is fully-funded for all participants (with some limitations on maximum travel expenses). Non-members pay a small registration fee if they are selected. See more here.
How to apply?
First, read the BECC general page to understand how the programme works.
Then download and carefully read the BECC 2020 call for applications. This is a long document which you might like to print, as it contains key information to understand the topic, the timeline, and to prepare your application.
If you feel BECC 2020 is for you, fill in the online application form before December 31st 2019.
Not sure? See our BECC FAQ page or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org