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

A new and unique platform of international cultural exchange

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 7-day training programme addressing early career artistic directors or those who have the ambition to get involved into programming festivals or cultural venues. 40 participants will be selected for the Atelier during which they will discuss various aspects of festival and cultural management with up to ten experts from pioneering festivals and outstanding art centres and institutes from all over the world.   The call for Chinese applicants has been reopened since 20/07/2017. The deadline for submission is 20 August 2017.

Photo credit to Olivier Truyman