Atelier for Young Festival Managers NEXT - 13-19 November 2019

The Atelier for Young Festival Managers offers the opportunity to up to 35 passionate festival makers of all artistic disciplines, coming from all over the word to spend 7 days together with a group of young and experienced festival leaders, cultural activists and artists in the Eurometropolis region of Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai and Valenciennes (BE/FR) - during the international NEXT Festival - to have a global conversation about today’s challenges and the role art and culture can play in these. 

The Atelier is about: gaining new perspectives, exploring the essence of the why and how of (your) festivals in a global context, share and exchange experiences and reflect on the topics that concern you. Mentors and guest speakers share their rich experience and answer participants’ questions along the way, passing on knowledge to the next generation of festival makers.


Find out more about the training here, watch the after movie of the Johannesburg edition (2018) here!  

Atelier for Young Festival Managers, Gothenburg 2018

Festival Production Management Training 2019

The Festival Production Management Training is set up as a long-term programme which explores all phases of producing an artistic work: a programme with 3 modules spread over a period of one or more year(s): an introductory session, a placement at a festival across the globe and a concluding session. 

Module I of the Fourth Edition of the Festival Production Management Training will take place in Antwerp, Belgium between 16 -19 January 2019 organised in partnership with deSingel International Arts Campus

The Festival Academy invites Festival Producers to apply through this link

Find out more about this training programme here

Festival Production Management Training, Antwerp 2018