Chinese Festival and/or Cultural Manager? Apply by 20 August for the Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers, Shanghai, 17 – 23 October 2017

23 July 2017

A unique platform of international cultural exchange 

In the framework of The EU-China High Level People to People Dialogue between the European Commission and the People’s Republic of China, The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association) launches the Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in China with the aim to deepen Asia-Europe relations through international cultural exchange. This programme is set up and developed by The Festival Academy and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival and will take place from 17 - 23 October 2017 in Shanghai, China. For 2017, this programme is supported by the European Commission through the newly set up Cultural Diplomacy Platform and by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

The Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers is a 7-day training programme addressing early career artistic directors or those who have the ambition to get involved into programming festivals or cultural venues. 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 cultural managers from pioneering festivals and outstanding art centres and institutes from all over the world. The international call for application has been closed. The call for citizens of the People’s Republic of China is reopened and Chinese festival and cultural managers are invited to apply here until 20 August.