How is it organized?

The Festival Production Management Training is the most recently developed training format of The Festival Academy. It focuses especially on production management in terms of realising and implementing the vision of the artistic director. 

The training is set up as a long-term programme which explores all phases of producing an artistic work: a programme with 3 modules spread over a period of one or more year(s).

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

This set-up allows more flexibility in attending the different modules. Selected participants who take part in Module I of 2019, can attend Module II or III as well during future editions. 

And the programme does not stop with Module III of their cohort. All participants become part of the Alumni Network. After 13 Ateliers and 3 Festival Production Management Training programmes, the network counts today 555 members from more than 75 different countries and all continents.

Photo credit to Olivier Truyman

“[The Festival Production Management Training was] the chance to stop for a moment and think about the bigger picture, about the meaning of what we do for culture, with the awareness that - no matter where you live and work - the challenges are shared, and so are the ultimate goals.” Margherita Giacobbi, UAE, participant FPMT 2018