Participants

“Young” in the Atelier’s title refers first of all to the festival managers being “young in the festival business”. The participants represent a broad diversity of cultural and professional backgrounds – from students in arts management, to young managers working for large established organisations, to emerging curators running their own innovative international festivals. They all share the desire to implement excellent artistic festivals.

Who is the programme for?

The Atelier addresses early career artistic directors, programmers and curators working for art organisations or festivals, as well as those working in a programme related department in a festival. Participants leave the Atelier with extended programming skills, a broad new personal and professional network, and inspiration for new (collaboration) projects. 

You can find testimonies from participants of previous editions of the Atelier here. 

For more information on the application process and participation fee click here.

Participants of the Atelier Johannesburg 2018

"At the Atelier you learn from experienced mentors, festival pioneers; you hear inspiring stories from young festival managers from around the world; and you broaden your network. But the unique thing is that you get to know more about yourself." Mohamed El Ghawy, Alumnus Atelier Edinburgh 2014