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This is an educational course that will give you five weekends to improve your cultural management skills. It will help you bring strategic planning, branding, audience development, teamwork and other useful topics to your organisation or project. It is one of the great opportunities that the European Capital of Culture Trenčín 2026 is already offering.  


We have successfully completed two Runway | Culture Professionals courses. Thanks to them, we welcomed several foreign lecturers in Trenčín, for example the British cultural industry expert David Parrish, the director of the Polish Impact Foundation, Agata Etmanowicz, or Adam Pajgrt and Petr Peřinka from the IPR Institute in Prague.

Who is the semester training course for?   


The programme is designed for cultural managers from public and private organisations and institutions (representatives of both established and non-established culture) who want to take their projects or organisations to an international level. It is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. It is also open to those who are interested in working outside the Trenčín region. The previous courses were attended by people from both established and non-established culture, as well as public administration. 

"I travel 5 hours from Svidník to Trenčín and back for Runway, and it's definitely worth it. It might seem to you that working in culture is simple, and you already know your audience for a long time, but we still need to keep educating ourselves."


Miroslav Štoffa, Podduklianske Osvetové Stredisko.

What specific topics does the course develop? 






If you would like to get an idea of who covers these topics in our courses, take a look at interviews with the lecturers of the first Runway | Culture Professionals course. For each course, we carefully select lecturers to ensure comprehensive coverage of all topics.


What does it look like in practice? 


The course will take place in person in Trenčín.  

Course capacity is 25 people.  

The programme will take the form of 5 two-day blocks:   


  • 26 - 27 October 2023   

  • 9 - 10 November 2023   

  • 23 - 24 November 2023   

  • 7 - 8 December 2023   

  • 18 - 19 January 2023   


The course is also led by experts from abroad, so knowledge of the English language is required

The cost of a similar course would be approximately 1 000 €.

The Runway | Culture Professionals course is free of charge, thanks to the Trenčín 2026 project, which covers 100% of the fee in the form of a scholarship


Registration for the next spring course will run in February 2024.


Project Runway | Culture Professionals is mananged by

Michaela Kučová

Project Manager for Transdisciplinary Activities

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