Staff Exchange Mobility Program

The Staff Exchange mobility program helps you kick off  your international career as a cultural and creative professional.


The Staff Exchange is a mobility program powered by ECHN that enables staff members of the network’s hubs to visit another creative hub and gain valuable working experience, innovative skills and know-how to introduce in their home hub upon their return.

The Staff Exchange targets professionals of all levels of career and of all sectors of your hub, including production managers, communication officers, bar managers, technicians and more! Participants will receive a financial support to travel to another ECHN hub and experience an up-skilling working experience that can take a customised format: job-shadowing, project-based, workshop, lecture and more.

16 staff members from the ECHN community

Travel to another hub of our European network

Have an upskilling professional experience

Tell your exchange story to our community!



This open call is open to creative hubs members of the European Creative Hubs Network. To be eligible, hubs must hold a regular or associate membership. Applicants must be staff members of any sort of a creative hub, excluding hub managers.

The candidates should first pick their matching hub and confirm their availability before filling in the application form. You can browse ECHN’s Network Map to check the ECHN hub members – you can filter your search according to country, sectors, services and facilities. Make sure to tick the “available for mobility programs” box.

In case you need help in finding the right match, send us an enquiry and we will assist you in the process. Contact email:

After confirming the Hosting Hub, the applicant will identify a mentor in the hosting team.
The application includes a draft of Work Plan that summarises the theme, objectives and activities of the exchange.

The program includes 16 available seats for staff members who are willing to travel anytime until January 2024.
The selection is based on a first-come first-served basis, but ECHN has the right to decline any application that does not fulfil the program’s requirements.
Upon confirmation of the application, the applicant will proceed to signing an agreement and confirming the plan.

Pick your matching hub

Check the hub's availability

Fill in the application form

Wait for the confirmation of selection

Sign the agreement

Go on exchange