First Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in Shanghai / China

A new and unique platform of international cultural exchange

The Festival Academy, an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), wants to give more upcoming festival managers the chance to apply and extends the call for application for its new programme, the Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers, taking place in Shanghai, China, in the framework of The EU-China High Level People to People Dialogue between the European Commission and the People’s Republic of China 

In the framework of The EU-China High Level People to People Dialogue between the European Commission and the People’s Republic of China, The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association) launches a new programme, the ‘Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers’ in China with the aim to deepen Asia-Europe relations through international cultural exchange. This programme is set up and developed by The Festival Academy and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival and will take place from 17 - 23 October 2017 in Shanghai, China.

For 2017, this programme is supported by the European Commission through the newly set up Cultural Diplomacy Platform and by the Ministry of Culture of China

The Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers is a brand new 7-day training programme addressing early career artistic directors, programmers and curators form all over the world, working for art and cultural organisations or festivals, as well as those working in a programme related cultural department and cultural policy. Also those who have ambitions to get involved in cultural programming in festivals, cultural venues, government institutions and creative economies are welcome to apply! 

40 participants will be selected for the 7-day training programme during which they will discuss various aspects of festival and cultural management with up to ten renowned cultural managers from pioneering festivals and outstanding art centres and institutes from all over the world. The international call for application has been closed. The call for Chinese applicants will be reopened soon. 

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