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Global Cultural Fellows Programme for 2017-2018

The Institute for International Cultural Relations (IICR) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland invites applications for the Global Cultural Fellows programme for 2017-2018. The Global Cultural Fellows will explore cultural interests and values during academic year 2017-2018, including a week of intensive activities during the world-famous Edinburgh festivals from 12-18 August 2017.

Each year the Global Cultural Fellows will explore a different theme. For 2017-2018, the theme is Exploring Cultural Interests and Values. Cultural interests and values are collectively held beliefs, ideas and learning experiences. The 70th anniversary of the birth of the festival city of Edinburgh offers an important opportunity to explore the cultural values that created one of the biggest annual cultural interactions in human history. The Cultural Conversations - rooted in participatory research techniques - will explore the creation, contestation and choices for cultural interests and values, including universal values. The conversations will take place during 7 days of the festival, with a day devoted at the end of the week to bring together the themes. After the conversations, the Global Cultural Fellows will stay involved in IICRs activities for the 2017-2018 academic year from their home organisation.

The organizers would like a diverse mix of fellows who could be sceptic or celebratory of globalization processes. The fellows can come from any sphere of activity. Prior or current employment in arts and cultural activities is useful but not a necessary qualification.

The deadline for applications is 15 March 2017. Applications should be sent to cultural.relations@ed.ac.uk

For more information, please visit: www.iicr.ed.ac.uk/education/global_cultural_fellows