At Communicating the Arts (CTA), we like to address the big questions of our times. As part of our commitment to finding the answers we are launching 30 under 30, a program that invites young talent to investigate those larger issues while gaining new skills and developing their network in the arts sector. We believe that cultural institutions should be activists and play an important role in global issues. 30 Under 30 selects 30 young professionals from around the world and sends them into our cultural institutions to find what they are doing to address those questions and learn from them.
Round 1: tackling climate change
Our inaugural round of 30 under 30 will look at climate change. In 2020 our 30 research fellows will search for the most innovative ideas and action plans drawn up by cultural institutions to reduce the impact of climate change.
How 30 under 30 works
Research fellows will work in pairs to identify 15 creative projects that aim to tackle global warming and climate change. They will then present the best of themat an online masterclass and a Communicating the Arts conference.
Emerging young leaders have a voice and we can truly learn from them. They express their talent and their knowledge, we give them access to a global network of 20,000 cultural leaders, strong professional base and job opportunities.
1st April 2020: Program open
31st May 2020: Application closed
1st June to 30th September 2020: research fellows work in pairs
December 2020: projects presented at online masterclass
June 2021: pairs present at Lausanne Communicating the Arts conference
Benefits to participants
As a participant you will:
> Have access to the CTA network of cultural leaders
> Participate in a mentoring session with the Communicating the Arts team
> A dedicated profile with your own URL on our website
> Be trained in presentation skills
> Receive a copy of the Best of – a compilation of best practices 2019 fron CTA conferences
> Be invited to a 30 under 30 networking event during the 2021 CTA conference
> Present the best climate change tackling initiatives at an online masterclass
> Be offered free registration to a CTA conference.
> Aged under 30 years old
> Study in a relevant field – the performing arts, visual arts, heritage or creative industries
> Speak fluent English
> Consider yourself as a leader
Jury members of the Promotion 30 under 30 2020
Selection has been made in 2 steps.
First step, 10 jury members assess the ’30 under 30’ initiative.
>Corinne Estrada – CEO founder – Agenda Paris & Agenda Pacific – Sydney
>Odile Tevie – Director of Nubuke Foundation – Ghana
>Clemence Ferry – Key Account Manager at ChangeNOW-Paris
>Danielle Olsen – International Cultural Producer at Welcome Collection- London
>Emma Cantwell – Director of Marketing and Communications at Louvre Abu Dhabi – UAE
>Miranda Carroll – Director of Public Engagement of the Art Gallery of New South Wales- Sydney
>Pascal Hufschmid – Director at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum – Geneva
>Darin Conley – National Senior Director of HRBP’s, Year UP – San Francisco
>Jesse Ringham – Head of Content at Serpentine Gallery -London
>John Giurini – Assistant Director for Public Affairs at J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles
>Rikke Sanderhoff Mørch – Head of Communication at Natural History Museum – Denmark
Second step, three final Jury members selected the best three finalists of the 30 under 30, promotion 2020 :
– Jean Ballandras – Director and CEO of AKUO Energy
– Emily Jateff – Expert curator of the Ocean Science and Technology
– Tema Milstein – Associate Professor of Environment & Society • School of Humanities & Languages • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences • UNSW
Apply now to be a part of the next promotion
Promotion 2021 is now open. If you wish to be a part of this exciting program send your interest to
Marianne Dehay Armessen – Project Manager
Ishi Mahadurage – Project Coordinator