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Sabrina Sadowska at the Deutscher Stiftungstag 2016 in Leipzig

From 11-13 May 2016, Leipzig will be hosting the Deutscher Stiftungstag, the largest congress for foundations in Europe. This year’s motto is “Older – more colourful – different: demographic change and foundations”.

Our chairwoman Sabrina Sadowska will be in the audience of 1,600 experts, who will come together in variously themed working circles. She will be part of the work circle Art and Culture. They will discuss the situation of older dancers under the headline “No age restriction – Cultural Foundations, Demographics and the question of the meaning of life”.

When? 12 May 2016 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where? Congress Center Leipzig, Level 1, Room 4

Further information about the Deutscher Stiftungstag and its program here:…

Adapted source: / Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen

Transition – Lecture and One on One counseling in Braunschweig

Monday, 6 June 2016 Heike Scharpff (Psychologist and Project Leader) will hold a talk from 10:30 -12:30 about transitioning and will offer one on one counselling afterwards; counselling session are free of charge and will, of course, be confidential. The lecture and counselling sessions will take place in the Tanztheater of the Staatstheaters Braunschweig.
Unfortunately, registration is now closed.

Transition counselling session during the Dance Congress 2016 in Hannover

This years Dance Congress, now for the 4th time, will take place this year in
Hannover from 16-19 June.

During the Dance Congress, Heike Scharpff, Psychologist and Project Leader of the Dance Foundation will offer dancers the chance to have a one on one counselling session about their future career prospects. You can ask questions about bureaucracy, your individual competences or the next steps on your personal career path. Counselling can be continued after the congress – in person, via phone or Skype. Counselling is free of charge and confidential.

Personal registration of the 45-minute counselling sessions on
Friday 17 June 2016, 11:00 -18:00 here:

The same email address will be used for further information once you’ve successfully registered.

Further information:
Registration for the congress is open until 19 May, tickets will be € 30.00.

Project Potentials as part of the EUProgram “Creative Europe – Culture“

In April this year, the Exekutivagentur für Bildung, Audiovisuelles und Kultur (Agency for Education, Audiovisuals and Culture) published the selection of cooperation projects which made the third round of the EU-program “Creative Europe – Culture“ (applications closed on 7.10. 2015). A total of 529 cooperation projects from 39 participating countries were submitted.

Closer analysis of the outcome of this selection shows that German projects were considered several times; however, the genre Dance is largely underrepresented in comparison to Theatre and Film. So there is still potential for projects on dance; the program is ongoing with several more rounds of applications until 2020!

The amount of founding granted for cooperation projects for the year 2016 is € 37.1 mio, the total budget for the program (2014 -2020) is € 1.46 bn. 31% of this sum is allocated to culture, 56 % to media and 13% for mixed activities. Dancing as a universal form of expression could be a subject matter in all three of these areas – if the project is smartly drafted and well presented, which obviously means A LOT of effort.

Here is a list of the successful projects granted so far:…

General information about the program:…

Advice and further information on the EU-Program „Kreatives Europa – Kultur“:…

A little lesson on the business of air travel

Our world is becoming more and more mobile. Based on kilometer per passenger date (RPK), the Federal German government estimates the average growth in the air travel sector of “4.7% per year over the next 20 years“. (Data published by the Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy: The strategy for air travel by the Federal Government, 2014, Page 5). Logistically, this economic potential can only be tapped into with well-educated personnel on the ground and in the air. Trained Commercial Air Transport officers will be needed!

As part of the ground staff, they are responsible for all processes related to the transportation of passengers and cargo, for example, staffing plans for airline crews, compiling route maps, providing advice on prices and air connections, calculating prices and rates, booking and reserving flights, planning capacity for cargo and filling out transportation papers, coordinating marketing activities or working in finance, accounting, HR or administration. Responsibility, flexibility, accuracy, a positive and confident personality, physical fitness and attractiveness, language skills, the ability to working in a team as well as independently and under pressure – these are the requirements for this versatile and internationally orientated profession with a great future in logistics and traffic (Airlines, Airports, Services, Travel Agents, Transport).

Training is offered full time and recently also part time because of the huge demand for personnel. It is a IHK recognised occupation requiring formal training and may be financed by the Employment Agency depending on each individual case.

Further interesting information about the profession and the career prospects are
compiled in a study by the Federal Institute for occupational training (BIB) from
March 2014, Pkt. 5.4.1, S.31:…

General information about the job:…

Information Event on career prospects in Air Traffic:…

Scholarships for Doctorates

Doctorates still seem to be a popular option for graduates, even if only about 10% of doctorates actually choose an academic career afterwards. That is not to say that a PhD doesn’t generally improve your chances for better jobs and better pay, if it reflects your accomplishments honestly. In the fields of art, history but also chemistry and physics a PhD could be seen as a basic requirement to even establish yourself professionally.

But before we can even think about this, a PhD means very hard academic work, made even harder by tough financial conditions. One option would be a post as an academic employee with the intention of a PhD, working part-time or and short-term at a relevant academic Institution (University, Research establishment, public authority). Another way would be a scholarship for a doctorate that aids your financial situation during the most work intensive periods with on average €1,050 a month excluding money for books or children. A scholarship also is an accolade and a reference.

A helpful guideline when looking for a scholarship for doctorates is provided by Academics, the career website of the ZEIT magazine for science and research (1),
and the ifa-Institute for international affairs is particularly good for the support of artistic and cultural disciplines (2):



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