The Festival Academy's Alumni Network

Developing a new global network

The Alumni Network is continuously growing with each training programme and allows young festival managers to connect to participants and presenters from other activities and supports them in their personal and professional development. The Network aims to facilitate extended cooperation, networking and career opportunities. 

Atelier Johannesburg 2018

653 Alumni from 80 countries and all continents

The Festival Academy sustains and further develops the Festival Academy Alumni Network that unites the participants from the Ateliers for Young Festival Managers and the Festival Production Management Training. 

You can find the list of Atelier Alumni here and the list of Festival Production Management Alumni here

Since 2006, the Atelier for Young Festival Managers has taken place in 

  • Görlitz (2006)
  • Varna (2009) 
  • Singapore (2011)
  • Izmir (2011)
  • Ljubljana (2012)
  • Edinburgh (2014)
  • Poznan (2014)
  • Beirut (2015)
  • Gwangju (2015)
  • Budapest (2016)
  • Chiang Mai (2016) 
  • Shanghai (2017) - First edition of the Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers
  • Merano (2017)
  • Johannesburg (2018)
  • Gothenburg (2018) 
  • Eleusis (2019) - Tailor Made Atelier for Greek Festival Managers 
  • Valletta (2019) 

The Festival Production Management Training has taken place in: 

  • Module I, Antwerp (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Module II, festivals worldwide (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Module III, Istanbul (2016) and Santarcangelo (2018)
Countries of origin alumni 2006 - 2019