Arts Festivals Summit 2018


First edition of the Festival Readings in Belgium, 27-29 April 2018!

26 February 2018

Following a successful 8th edition of the Festival Readings taking place in Sochi, Russia last week, 23-25 February 2018, The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association - EFA) is delighted to already announce the upcoming 9th edition, for the 1st time taking place in Belgium, more specifically in Mechelen from 27-29 April 2018, organised in collaboration with Festival of Flanders Mechelen / Lunalia.  

During three days, participants will have the opportunity to meet three renowned festival makers sharing their vision and giving a deeper value to the social role of festivals. The speakers will reflect on artistic festival management issues in public lectures and open debates, offering the participants ample opportunity to gain first-hand professional insights and practical behind-the-scenes experiences before attending performances during the evening programme of the festival. Participants will also have the occasion to find out more about Lunalia Festival behind the scenes.

All partners involved are delighted to welcome the following speakers, who will be amongst us for the full three days:

-Marta Keil, Curator, dramaturg and researcher – Poland

-Eva Neklyaeva, Curator and artistic director of Santarcangelo Festival – Italy

-Andrea Voets, Artistic Director Resonate Productions – The Netherlands

More information on the programme and the registration procedure can be found on our website.

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