The Atelier Eleusis offers the opportunity to up to 20 Greek festival managers to spend 3 days together with festival directors, artists and cultural professionals from Greece and abroad.


We are delighted to already announce Mike Van Graan (Founding President African Cultural Policy Network - South Africa) who will facilitate the programme and the two mentors confirmed who will be present throughout the 3 days: Jan Goossens (Director Festival de Marseille - Belgium / France) and Vigdis Jakobsdottir (Artistic Director and CEO Reykjavik Arts Festival - Iceland).  Guest speakers will be announced here in due course! 

Experience sharing is at the heart of programme. It is about fostering dialogue and networking between festival managers and artists from the region, about programming a festival, engaging with the artists’ vision and developing new initiatives, new models and methods of working.

Participants will have the chance to compare their views with colleagues from various cultural and professional contexts and backgrounds, and analyse them in view of the Eleusis 2021 artistic programme. What about the relationship between traditional and contemporary art? To what extend does this reflect in festival management concepts? To what extent do political, social and technological developments have an influence on artistic programming? How to reach (out to) the community where the festival takes place? How to develop a sustainable context for festivals, artists and audience? What are the festivals’ responsibilities towards the local community?

Watch the after movie of the Atelier Johannesburg to find out what the Atelier is all about!