The project will provide an invaluable opportunity for exhibitors to build international relations and to exchange ideas and best practice internationally.
The Swedish professionals who have applied for placements include film festival directors, cinema managers, head technicians, programmers and marketing executives. They are interested in developing knowledge and new ideas in topics such as marketing, increasing and broadening audiences, strategic development, funding and sponsorship, programming, events and festival planning. They all speak fluent English.
Host organisations should create an enriching learning experience for their Swedish visitor. We would encourage placements to include:
- a defined project (eg. curate a programme, organise a workshop, work on marketing strategy...) rather than simply generic tasks;
- and/or job shadowing managers or senior staff;
- check-in meetings with a named contact at the organisation for induction, monitoring progress and mentoring.
There are no costs involved in hosting a placement. Leonardo da Vinci programme participants receive expenses for travel, accommodation and food, and are not entitled to wages for their work placement.
A further round of Sweden-to-UK placements will take place in Autumn/Winter 2013-14. We also hope to arrange a reciprocal exchange of UK exhibitors to Sweden in future years.
If your organisation is interested in hosting a film exhibition professional from Sweden in this round, please fill in this host organisation form and email it to Tilly Walnes, Head of Exhibitor Development, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th November 2012.
Participants will be selected according to their experience and motivation, and paired with organisations matching their interests. Host organisations will have the opportunity to discuss the placement with a potential participant before committing (eg. via a Skype call). We hope to match up hosts and participants in late December / early January.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project, contact Tilly on 020 7079 0477 or email@example.com.