Call for Festivals to Join TFA's Placements Initiative

Call for Festivals to Join TFA's Placements Initiative

The Festival Academy is excited to announce its newest initiative – organised in collaboration with the European Festival Association (EFA).

Festivals and organisations will have the opportunity to offer placements to young festival managers and production officers from The Festival Academy's diverse alumni network and welcome them as part of their teams.

This initiative aims to foster an exchange between TFA’s global festival network and its Alumni community, which consists of more than 1000 participants from 100+ countries who took part in one of TFA’s events, including Ateliers for Young Festival Managers, Tailor-Made Ateliers, Festival Production Management Trainings, Ateliers for Solidarity and Online Ateliers. 

Organisations and festivals who will be hosting placements will welcome talented professionals who will assist with ongoing projects and contribute their expertise. Meanwhile, participants of the Placements Initiative will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, enrich their skills and work within a dynamic environment. The main objective is to facilitate extensive co-operation, networking and career opportunities through global collaborations.

The placements will take place online, in-person or follow a hybrid format, in order to increase applicants and organisations’ capacities to join this initiative. Additionally, the content and timing of the placements will be open-ended, although practical experience in working with a festival’s production or artistic team will be an essential element of these placements. 

The placements are expected to take place between April and December 2023. 

Find out more information about the application process here