Atelier for Young Festival Managers, Merano, Italy - November 2017 // Apply by 14 April!

1 March 2017

The Festival Academy, an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), calls for application for the Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Merano, Italy to take place from 17 - 23 November 2017. The Atelier is hosted by Meraner Musikwochen / Settimane Musicali Meranesi in collaboration with Italia Festival. Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply until 14 April 2017.

Explore festival issues in various formats

45 participants from all over the world will be selected for the programme. Around ten distinguished festival directors will attend the Atelier, each for at least two full days, and work together with participants throughout the seven days (you can have a look here at the list of presenters of previous Ateliers for Young Festival Managers). During lectures, one-on-one talks and group discussions, as well as during intense workshops on case studies, issues such as artistic vision, public responsibility, creation and coproduction, internationalisation, networking, renewal and sustainability, will be explored.

Join a unique new network

Participants of the 12th edition will become part of this unique global network of young festival makers that counts 450 alumni from 67 countries to date, after 11 Ateliers for Young Festival Managers since 2006 in Görlitz, Varna, Singapore, Izmir, Ljubljana, Edinburgh, Poznan, Beirut, Gwangju, Budapest and Chiang Mai and two editions of the new Festival Production Management Training (2016 and 2017).

Programme Details

Dates, place: 17 – 23 November 2017, Merano, Italy

Application deadline: 17 April 2017

Procedure: submit your Application Form. For selection criteria, selection/application procedure, course fee etc. check the Atelier for Young Festival Managers Merano 2017 website.

Get to know our host: Meraner Musikwochen / Settimane Musicali Meranesi

Meraner Musikwochen / Settimane Musicali Meranesi was founded in 1986 by Hermann Schnitzer and Andreas Cappello on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Merano as a spa resort. Since then the festival has developed into one of the most important events in the Alps, and remains under the same artistic management. More than 10,000 visitors every year come to listen to top orchestras from around the world play in a broad programme of classical concerts in the beautiful neoclassical Kurhaus. The festival is one of the most important classical music festivals in Europe. Since its early days this festival has hosted the most amazing orchestras and chamber music ensembles on the scene. The very generous programme includes not only a variety of symphonic and chamber music concerts, but also music from different styles and genres, and a large number of jazz.

In collaboration with Italia Festival

The only existing national network of arts festivals in Italy is a selected circle of performing arts festivals which not only contribute to the international image of "cultural Italy" but also co-operate in order to develop quality (cultural) tourism by the methods of common promotion and communication. Annual programme booklet edited and distributed, common website on the Net and press conferences abroad.) This festival has been an EFA member since 2001.

For all details visit The Atelier Merano 2017 website!  

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