NEW - Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers Shanghai 2017 - Apply by 31 March!

8 February 2017

The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association) is delighted to launch the call for applications for a new programme, the first Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers. This programme is set up and developed by The Festival Academy and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival

The first edition of this Atelier is supported by the European Commission through the newly set up Cultural Diplomacy Platform and by the Ministry of Culture of the PRCin the framework of The EU-China High Level People to People Dialogue between the European Commission and the People’s Republic of China. 

All partners involved are delighted to open the global call for application for this first Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers to take place in Shanghai, China, from 17 until 23 October 2017.

40 participants will be selected for the 7-day training programme during which they will discuss various aspects of festival and cultural management with up to ten renowned festival and cultural managers from pioneering festivals and outstanding art centres and institutes from all over the world. Festival and Cultural managers from China and across the globe are invited to apply by 31 March 2017.

Explore festival and cultural management issues in various formats

In lectures, one-on-one talks, group discussions as well as intense workshops on case studies, issues such as artistic vision, public responsibility, cultural policy, creation and coproduction, internationalisation, audiences, networking, renewal and sustainability will be explored.

Join a unique new network

Participants of the Shanghai edition will become part of The Festival Academy‘s unique global network of future festival leaders, which counts 450 alumni from 67 countries after eleven Ateliers for Young Festival Managers since 2006 in Gorlitz, Varna, Singapore, Izmir, Ljubljana, Edinburgh, Poznan, Beirut, Gwangju, Budapest and Chiang Mai and two Festival Production Management Training in 2016 and 2017.

Programme details

Get to know our host: China Shanghai International Arts Festival

China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) is a state-level annual international arts festival hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and undertaken by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Since 1999, more than 1000 units including arts festivals, theatres, agencies, performing groups and professionals from about 100 countries and regions have attended the China Shanghai International Arts Festival becoming a flagship project for cultural exchange of the country as well as one of the most influential festivals in the international art circles. The Atelier Shanghai 2017 will be the first activity organised by The Festival Academy / EFA between EFA, the cultural sector in China, the European Commission and the People’s Republic of China which goal is supporting the development of culture in Europe and China within a global cultural reality. The Festival Academy and EFA have the ambition to continue this collaboration in the next years. 

For all details visit the Atelier SHANGHAI website