The Festival Academy invites: Take a stance - Arts Festivals Summit 2023

This session is an open space for EFA members and other delegates to come together with The Festival Academy Alumni to engage with the mission of TFA in mind: strengthen festivals to consider themselves as tools for change.

Tuesday, 25 April 2023 | 14.00-15.00

Hotel Carlemany - Plaça Miquel Santaló i Pavor, 1 - 17002 Girona

For one hour you will be able to experience the essence of The Festival Academy Ateliers. The Alumni will share various narratives from the diverse contexts they are coming from, while talking about the different perspectives and challenges for the arts and festivals within and beyond the European festival context. The goal for this session and further discussions is also to foster an exchange and cooperation between the different festival communities.

Keywords: Decolonization, Festival Making, Fundraising, Mobility, Inclusivity, Diversity, Festivals’ Roles, Cultural/Artistic Boycotts

Facilitated by Horacio Pérez (Chile), Ignacio Priego (Spain/Egypt), Iryna Bilan (Ukraine), Joon Suh Park (South Korea), Sepehr Sharifzadeh (Iran), Thobile Maphanga (South Africa) and more Alumni to be confirmed.