AFS 2022 70 Years-On Thinking Group

Natália Oszkó-Jakab

Head of the Arts for Rural Development Foundation

Speaker - Festivals & environmental sustainability workshop on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 | 14.00-16.00

Natália Oszkó-Jakab is the head of the Arts for Rural Development Foundation which mission is to develop rural areas, boost regional recovery, sustainable local tourism and to contribute to infrastructural development with festivals organised in smaller villages. She is the director of three Hungarian multi-genre festivals held in smaller villages throughout Hungary: Örvényeshegy Piknik, Kerekdomb Festival, and Valley of Arts which is a 30-year-old and important festival held end of July in Kapolcs (Balaton Uplands).

Natália started her career at the Palace of Arts, the greatest Venue of Hungary in 2005. She also spent two years (2011-13) at an International organisation while working for the Valley of Arts on a freelance basis. Since 2013 she is the director of this festival and she made great achievements while making the festival greener. She is also the chair of the Festival Section of the Music Hungary Association which is the main lobby organisation of the music industry in Hungary.