Atelier for Young Festival Managers EDINBURGH 2014: deadline approaching

27 August 2013

The European Festivals Association (EFA) reminds emerging festival managers to apply for the Atelier for Young Festival Managers EDINBURGH 2014 until 10 September 2013. The seventh edition of EFA’s unique training programme is organised in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Festival and will take place from 3 to 10 April 2014.

45 participants to meet 10 presenters

The Atelier EDINBURGH 2014, part of The Festival Academy, will bring together 45 young festival managers from a diversity of backgrounds ensured by a comprehensive selection procedure. Under the coordination of Hugo De Greef (former EFA Secretary General, General Manager Bruges European Capital of Culture 2002, Founder and former Director Kaaitheater, Brussels), some ten presenters from all over the world will share their rich experiences with the participants through lectures, one-to-one talks, workshops etc.

Edinburgh: a festival city

The 2013 edition of the Edinburgh International Festival is currently enlivening the city of Edinburgh (9 August until 1 September 2013). It is one of the brilliant festivals hosted by the Scottish capital each year. Every August, it transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the world of the arts - for everyone. Being a renowned cultural event and a significant protagonist of the local cultural sector, the Edinburgh International Festival is the ideal partner for the 2014 Atelier for Young Festival Managers.

The cultural scene of Edinburgh adds a remarkable value to the programme and the beautiful and well preserved historic town will be the perfect backdrop for the Atelier EDINBURGH 2014, a unique location which the Atelier’s participants will be able to discover.

Submit your application online

Selection criteria and application procedure can be found in the Call for Application. The Application Form for EDINBURGH 2014 has to be submitted until 10 September 2013.

Call for Application
Application Form (Download the latest version of Adobe Reader here)

Spread the word

Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply and benefit from the unique 7-day training programme. Festivals, cultural organisations, networks, foundations, universities etc are invited to delegate and support a young festival manager to participate in the Atelier EDINBURGH 2014. Spread the Call for Application broadly to your members, partners, contacts and interested people.

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