Atelier Amman 2025

The Atelier is an opportunity of inspiring reflection with members from our global community of festival managers! The Festival Academy, in partnership with Studio 8 and IDEA Festival, calls for applications for the 24th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, to take place from 21 to 27 September 2025 in Amman, Jordan.

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The 24th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers wil take place from 21-27 September 2025 in Amman, Jordan, organised in partnership with Studio 8 and IDEA Festival.

The Atelier will offer the opportunity to up to 20 young festival leaders and curators from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen and 15 from all over the world to spend 7 days together guided by experienced festival leaders, cultural activists, cross-sector experts and artists in Amman.

The Atelier facilitates a global conversation about today’s challenges and the role that festivals, art and culture can play in these. The Atelier is about innovating leadership, gaining new perspectives, exploring the essence and impact of festivals in a global context, share and exchange experiences and reflect on the topics that concern the participants.

The Atelier starts from the very essence of festivals –the arts, the artist and the audience– and all issues tackled during the training and in one way or another relate to this essence, why we do things, for whom and with whom.

We explore how festivals embody the possibility for creating opportunities for change through culture. Mentors and guest speakers go beyond their role as lecturers and act as true mentors who provide insightful feedback regarding the participant’s current professional stage. They also share their experiences and showcase how success and failure can incite growth.

Watch the aftermovies from our previous Ateliers to find out what they are all about!

Apply here!

Deadline extended: 19/06/2024

Download all the details of the open call here