Transcultura scholarship program offers free courses for young people in the cultural and creative sector
The Transcultura program, implemented by UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean, has launched the second call for applications for the scholarship scheme of the same name, in partnership with the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC).
“Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity,” offers free access to blended courses for young Caribbean people in the cultural and creative sector, enabling them to manage and develop their ideas and business projects, according to a press release published on the UNESCO website.
The call, extended until January 28, 2022, aims to deepen cultural cooperation in the Caribbean and strengthen people-to-people cooperation, empowering young women and men as agents for sustainable development through capacity building in the cultural and creative industries.
In turn, it seeks to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, promote cooperation in the arts and culture sector, and create exchanges and networks to enhance complementarity and knowledge sharing.
Applicants may enroll in short, online and blended courses on topics related to the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI). The courses are offered by the Caribbean cultural training institutions that make up the Regional Cultural Training Hub. The blended courses are part of the Transcultura Course Catalog, among which are:
- Small business management
- Effective management and leadership
- Effective business communication
- Grant proposal writing
- Financial monitoring and evaluation
- Project management
- Entrepreneurship and new venture creation
- Finance for non-finance manager
- Sales and marketing management
- Entrepreneurship and small business management
- Brand management
This is your opportunity if you are thinking of starting a business in one of these areas. You can apply at the following link.