Festival Readings Yerevan 2015

The 3rd edition of the Festival Readings takes place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 11 to 13 April 2015 at the newly found Festival Academy Byurakan, in collaboration with the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival. This three-day education format gives the participants at once professional and practical insights from high-level lecturers from the festival sector. 

Public lectures high-level festival makers reflect on artistic festival management issues. Participants gain at once professional insights and practical behind-the-scenes experiences. The readings are followed by a debate with the participants. Presenters stay throughout the three days, making a permanent dialogue with participants possible. Additionally, participants visit local and/or international performances that the hosting festival is presenting.

The following issues are explored through lectures, and discussions with the participants:

  • Work with artists, companies, and artistic cores, as experienced by presenters throughout their career.
  • How to give maximum exposure to the meaning of the artistic work. 
  • The influence of festivals on artists’ work and the consequences for their artistic path.
  • Communication, production and budget are discussed to the extent that they are relevant items in the implementation of the artistic programme.