10-14 March 2013

The first 5-day training session in Cultural Event Management has take place from Sunday March 10th to Thursday May 14th 2013 in the premises of the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo. In the framework of the Project co-funded by the European Union Kalam le-l-Shabab. Youth Creativity and Poetry in Today's Egypt, the training is devoted to local cultural operators coming from Luxor and Alexandria. The two local cultural operators chosen by the Project Management together with the Italian Cultural Institute are the "Association of writers", Luxor Office, and the "Friends of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina" in Alexandria. The choice of these two cultural operators lies in the established network of writers and poets that both associations experience. The 3 representatives of the two cultural operators are particularly chosen under 30 years old, because it's in line with the Project's guidelines to form young professionals in the Cultural Management field.

Day 1 – Cultural event planning
Aida Eltorie – Curatorial Director of 6 Contemporary Arts

Day 2 – Cultural marketing
Nagwa Ibrahim – Vice Provost and Professor of the American University in Cairo
Day 3 – Audience studies
Paul Geday – Board of CIC – Contemporary Image Collective, Creator of Studio Viennoise, Consultant in Communication and Member of Cultnet

Day 4 – Cultural fundraising
Nermin Sharabas – Vice President of Fundraising Department, Hospital 57357

Day 5 – Cultural communication
Aida Eltorie – Curatorial Director of 6 Contemporary Arts