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Deadline extended for Festival Production Management Training 2019, module I

9 April 2018

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. 

Early-career production managers will have the opportunity to meet with peers from across the world, learn from renowned experts, and exchange experiences in a variety of session formats. They will be able to enjoy artistic performances and get behind-the-scenes insight from the artists and their teams.

The training programme looks at the practical side of this process, with special attention given to working with artists. Participants meet and exchange with experienced production managers and artists, including set designers, light designers, conductors, choir leaders etc. 

  • Module I: a 4-day workshop with practical study visits and focus on the exchange of experiences
  • Module II: a practical, hands-on placement at a festival
  • Module III: a 3-day concluding session

The programme has been set up to allow flexibility in attending the different modules. Selected participants who take part in Module I can attend Module II or III of Edition II or of future editions. Some 25 young production managers will be selected to take part. 

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).

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