The Festival Academy's Alumni Network

Atelier Johannesburg 2018

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. 

Overview of the global network, as of March 2021

Over 800 Alumni from 90+ countries and all continents

The Festival Academy sustains and further develops the Festival Academy Alumni Network that unites 838 participants from 96 different countries who took part in:

  • one of the 17 Ateliers for Young Festival Managers, have a look at the Alumni list here
  • the first Atelier for Young Festival & Cultural Managers Shanghai 2017, have a look here
  • one of the 2 tailor-made Ateliers in Elefsina in 2019 and Online from Elefsina and Beirut in 2021. Have a look here
  • one of the 4 Festival Production Management Training editions. Have a look at the list here
  • the pilot edition of Digital (R)evolution: Communication and New Technologies Training. Have a look at the list here
  • the Atelier for Solidarity - online, have a look at the list here
  • One of the four Online Ateliers which took place in 2020. Have a look at the different editions 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) 
  • Eurometropolis region Belgium / France: Atelier NEXT (2019) 
  • Düsseldorf (2021) - Hybrid form

The Festival Production Management Training has taken place in: 

  • Module I, Antwerp (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Module II, festivals worldwide (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Module III, Istanbul (2016) and Santarcangelo (2018)