Deadline extended for Festival Production Management Training Module I

14 June 2016

The deadline for the Festival Production Management Training is extended to 16 September 2016 in order to give more production managers the chance to apply

Module I of the second edition will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 18-21 January 2017, hosted by deSingel International Arts Campus. Young production managers from all over the world will meet and exchange with experienced production managers. 

Early-career production managers will have the opportunity to meet with peers from across the world, learn from renowned experts, and exchange experiences in a variety of session formats. They will be able to enjoy artistic performances and get behind-the-scenes insight from the artists and their teams.

The training programme looks at the practical side of this process, with special attention given to working with artists. Participants meet and exchange with experienced production managers and artists, including set designers, light designers, conductors, choir leaders etc. 

  • Module I: a 4-day workshop with practical study visits and focus on the exchange of experiences
  • Module II: a practical, hands-on placement at a festival
  • Module III: a 3-day concluding session

The programme has been set up to allow flexibility in attending the different modules. Selected participants who take part in Module I can attend Module II or III of Edition II or of future editions. Some 25 young production managers will be selected to take part. 

The career development does not stop with Module III of their cohort. All participants become part of the Alumni Network. After nine Ateliers and one Festival Production Management Training, the network counts 435 members from 66 countries.