Pool of Experts

Presenters

Presenters of the Atelier of Young Festival and cultural Managers are renowned festival and cultural directors and managers, experienced festival operators, arts professionals and artists. During their participation they not only act as lecturers, but also as true mentors as they engage in one-on-one discussions with the participants. They are present for multiple days, with some staying for the whole period of the training. They allow participants an honest and open insight into their careers, including both success stories and failures.

Under the coordination of Hugo De Greef, who will moderate the sessions at the Shanghai Atelier, over 40 experts from the festival and cultural field have participated in The Festival Academy’s training programmes previously. The presenters for the Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers Shanghai 2017 will be published here in due course. Stay updated with The Festival Academy news by signing up for our mailing list on the website, following us on Twitter, or liking our Facebook page.

Have a look at the list of experts of the previous training programmes of The Festival Academy.

Robyn Archer

Strategic Advisor to Gold Coast Arts and Culture in Queensland, Consultant to Launceston Arts and Culture ( Tasmania), Member of the European House of Culture and Australian Book Review’s Laureate - Australia. Read more.

Robyn Archer

Mark Ball

Associate Artistic Director of Manchester International Festival (MIF), former Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). Read more

Mark Ball

Hugo De Greef

Coordinator of the Atelier, former EFA Secretary General,General Manager Bruges European Capital of Culture 2002, Founder and former Director Kaaitheater - Belgium. Read more.

Hugo De Greef

Bernard Faivre D’Arcier

President Lyon Biennial, Former longstanding Director Avignon Festival France. Read More.

Bernard Faivre D’Arcier

Nele Hertling

Member Strategy Group “A Soul for Europe”, Former Vice-President of the Academy of Arts Berlin, Former Director Hebbel -Theater Berlin – Germany.  Read more.

Nele Hertling

Ophelia Huang

Head of Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre/ Shanghai International Dance Centre. - China. You can read more here.

Ophelia Huang

Jinghui Meng

Founder and artistic director of the Wuzhen Theatre Festival -  China. You can read more here.

Jinghui Meng

Ismail Mahomed

Chief Executive Officer Market Theatre Foundation - South Africa. You can read more here

Ismail Mahomed

Hongming Lin

Dean and Professor at the Art Management Department, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China. You can read more here.

Hongming Lin

Gebing Tian

Director Paper Tiger Theater Studio. You can read more here.

Gebing Tian

Catherine J. Wang

President of the Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival, former Director of the Forum Affairs Department of the Shanghai World Expo – China. Read more

Catherine J. Wang

Nick Rongjun YU

Vice President / SMG Shanghai Performing Arts Group, Director / Shanghai International Comedy Festival, China. You can read more here

Ringjun (Nick) Yu