Training opportunities - Application deadlines and reminders

9 April 2018

Festival Readings Mechelen, Belgium, 27-29 April 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. We are delighted to have the following speakers amongst us: Eva Neklayeva (artistic director Santarcangelofestival, Italy), Marta Keil (curator, dramatist, researcher, Poland) and Andrea Voets (musician, founder of Resonate Productions - Musical Journalism, Netherlands). 

More information on the programme can be found on our website.

One week left to apply for the Atelier for Young Festival Managers Gothenburg, Sweden, 23-29 August 2018

The Festival Academy calls for application for the 14th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, 23 - 29 August 2018, hosted by and co-organised with Kultur i Väst, the cultural administration of the region Västra Götaland.  Some ten renowned festival directors will guide up to 40 participants through the 7-day training programme. Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply through this link before 15 April 2018.

For selection criteria, application procedure, fee, etc. check the Atelier Gothenburg 2018 website.

Deadline extended for Festival Production Management Training 2019, module I, apply by 15 May! 

The deadline for the Festival Production Management Training is extended to 15 May 2018 in order to give more production managers the chance to apply

Module I of the fourth edition will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 16-20 January 2019, hosted by deSingel International Arts Campus. Young production managers from all over the world will meet and exchange with experienced production managers. 

Join a unique new network

All participants of the training programmes of The Festival Academy will become part of a unique global network of young festival makers and production managers that counts 528 alumni from 70 countries to date, after 13 Ateliers for Young Festival Managers since 2006 in Görlitz, Varna, Singapore, Izmir, Ljubljana, Edinburgh, Poznan, Beirut, Gwangju, Budapest, Chiang Mai, Merano and Johannesburg, one Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in Shanghai, 2017, and three editions of the Festival Production Management Training (2016, 2017, 2018).