Module I of the fourth edition of the Festival Production Management Training took place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 16-19 January 2019, and was hosted by deSingel International Arts Campus. Throughout the training, two mentors were present to all the working sessions exchanging with the 10 participants on the issues they are facing as production managers. A set of guest speakers also gave the opportunity to the participants to broaden their horizons and learn form their experiences.
The programme of Module I is not only a great occasion to meet colleagues from all over the world, all working in different contexts and disciplines, but even more an opportunity to spent 4 days together, guided by experienced professionals to learn from and exchange with each other during in depth presentations and discussions about the topics that concern you in your development and work as a festival production manager. After the introductory session participants can move on to Module II, a placement at a host festival and Module III, a concluding session.
“I didn't expect to receive a miracle solution to make my festival a success in my country; everybody's experience is related to their context and realities, but I gathered a lot of inspiration and I'm happy to take all these insights back to Dakar.” Gnagna Koné-Cramer, Senegal, participant FPMT 2017