NEXT Festival

You can find out more about the host and organising partner here

Interreg - France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen

The France-Wallonie-Flanders program: 5 French and Belgian regions that work together to blur the border. The Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen European Territorial Cooperation program originated from the desire to stimulate economic and social exchanges between four border regions: the Hauts-de-France and Grand Est regions in France; Wallonia and West and East Flanders in Belgium. The program aims to combine common expertise and, at the same time, valorize the potential of each region concerned, for the benefit of the population of the zone.

More info here.

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)

In the framework of the partnership between The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) and The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association) to give more festival managers from the Arab region the chance to participate in the Ateliers for Young Festival Managers, AFAC will support - for the third time - two emerging festival directors working in the Arab region to take part in the 16th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, to take place in Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai + Valenciennes (BE/FR) and is organised in partnership with - and during the International Arts Festival NEXT between 13 and 19 November 2019. 

You can find out more about AFAC here

ELEUSIS 2021 European Capital of Culture

Greek Festival Managers have the opportunity to receive support from ELEUSIS 2021 European Capital of Culture to take  part in the Atelier NEXT. 

You can find out more about ELEUSIS 2021 here

Tandem - Culture without borders

Tandem has selected one person to support his/her participation in the Atelier for Young Festival Managers NEXT. 

Tandem is a cultural collaboration programme that strengthens civil society in Europe and neighbouring regions.

From Berlin to Beirut, throughout wider Europe, participants join from a variety of places and communities. For example, a theatre director based in Tunis can work with a curator based in Sofia on developing a project about representation of refugees in the city. While building a collaborative project, both partners commit to the process of working together, to share their expertise and to learn from each other.