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Call for Participation

Academy of Unlearning: Mentoring-Program

Application deadline: January 25, 2024


Training program in tandem by and for women* in cultural mediation in cooperation with brut, Dschungel Wien, Kultursommer Wien, Wiener Festwochen, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wien Museum, Wiener Staatsoper, Volkskundemuseum Wien, and the association Frauen helfen Frauen helfen

We are looking for participants for the program

The mentoring program by kulturen in bewegung offers a practical training for the mediation of art and culture. It is particularly aimed at women* who want to be more involved in art and culture projects or wish to explore this field further. We especially encourage women* who are already professionally or voluntarily engaged in the areas of training, education, or social projects and identify with a diaspora community to apply. In individual meetings with a mentor, you will gain an overview of the activities and structures of a cultural institution. The mentors are experienced cultural mediators at local cultural organizations. In workshops, you will gain insights into current issues in cultural mediation and share your own experiences and observations in group discussions. As a mentee, you are an important learning and conversation partner for your mentor. The Academy of Unlearning aims to bring together individuals from various sectors of societal life, promote the exchange of personal experiences, and contribute to the democratization of knowledge.

The mentors for 2024 are:

Elif Bilici & Anna Horn, Dschungel Wien
Eva Wolfesberger, Wiener Festwochen
Hanna Steinmair, brut
Joana Müller & Gudrun Schmidinger, Kultursommer Wien
Katharina Richter-Kovarik & Katrin Prankl, Volkskundemuseum Wien
Krysztina Winkel & Katharina Augendopler, Wiener Staatsoper
Mira Possert & Sophie Löschenbrand, Wiener Konzerthaus
Ümit Mares & Isabel Termini-Friedrich, Wien Museum

To participate in the program, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Initial professional experience (in the cultural, training, social, or education sectors)
  • Interest in art and culture and societal issues
  • Openness to exchange with others
  • Good knowledge of German or English (at a discussion level)
  • Enjoy working with groups (professionally or voluntarily)
  • Courage for presentations and conversations with an audience

Here is the call for applications as pdf
Link to Academy of Unlearning