The 16th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers will take place from 13-19 November 2019 in the Eurometropolis region (Kortrijk / Valenciennes - BE/ FR), organised in partnership with NEXT Festival.

The Atelier NEXT in a nutshell

At the heart of the Atelier: the sharing of experience and enabling a global conversation.

35 passionate festival makers of all kinds of artistic disciplines, coming from all over the world will 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.

During the Atelier participants have the chance to attend performances at NEXT Festival, meet artists and their entourage and discover the identity and the behind the scenes of this cross-border festival.

You can access the official Atelier NEXT programme at this link.

And don't forget to watch the Atelier Valletta After movie (March 2019) to find out what the Atelier is all about!

Aftermovie Atelier for Young Festival Managers Valletta, March 2019

Watch the Aftermovie of the Atelier Valletta and have a taste of what the experience of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers was like for both participants and mentors !