Call for applications: Atelier for Young Festival Managers

The Festival Academy – an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA) – is calling for applications for Atelier for Young Festival Managers, which takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 23 to 29 March 2018. The workshop will be presented by the Festival Academy in partnership with the Market Theatre Foundation and the University of Witwatersrand's School of Arts.

The Festival Academy – an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA) – is calling for applications for Atelier for Young Festival Managers, which takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 23 to 29 March 2018. The workshop will be presented by the Festival Academy in partnership with the Market Theatre Foundation and the University of Witwatersrand's School of Arts.

Forty-five participants will be selected for the seven-day training programme during which they will discuss artistic festival management with 10 renowned festival directors. Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply.

You should apply for this opportunity if you:

  • Are an early career festival manager
  • want to broaden your programming skills
  • want be inspired by experienced leaders
  • want to join a new network of future festival leaders.

Application procedures:

Fill in the required detail online here and submit it. For selection criteria, selection/application procedure and course fee etc., visit the Festival Academy website.

The workshop is designed for emerging artistic festival directors or those who have ambitions to get involved in programming or related departments within a festival. It is about sharing experiences and passing on knowledge to the next generation of festival makers: knowledge about programming a festival while focusing on the very essence of art festivals – the arts and the artist.

Forty-five young festival managers from all over the world will be selected to participate in the Atelier. About 10 distinguished festival directors will attend, each for at least two full days, and work together with participants throughout the week. Have a look here at the list of presenters at previous Ateliers for Young Festival Managers.

Participants will have the chance to compare their views with colleagues from various cultural and professional contexts and backgrounds, and analyse them in view of the local context of Johannesburg and South Africa.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

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