Presenters

During Module I of this third Edition of the Festival Production Management Training, participants are given input under the coordination of Hugo De Greef by the following  presenters who will spent alternatively four days with them, namely Jerry Aerts, Celestine Kubelka, Roy Luxford, Han Van Poucke and keynote speaker Annet Lekkerkerker. The main presenters will be joined by guest speakers, during workshops and visits.  

Participants will also benefit from numerous informal occasions in addition to the presentations and in this way participants can really make a connection to the speakers and maximise their experience. 

To see the presenters from Module I 2017, please click here. To see presenters from past Ateliers for Young Festival Managers, please click here.

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Jerry Aerts

General and Artistic Manager of the International Arts Campus DeSingel. Jerry studied journalism and communication sciences at Brussels University. Before his work as music programmer and later on Artistic Director of deSingel in the eighties, he worked in public relations, advertising and sales promotion for the Belgian Housing Society and for Sony Belgium.

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Hugo De Greef

Sessions are facilitated by Hugo De Greef, General Coordinator of The Festival Academy, former EFA Secretary General, Director European Capital of Culture Bruges 2002, and Co-Founder Kaaitheater in Brussels.

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Celestine Kubelka

Celestine Kubelka works since 1994 for Wiener Festwochen as production manager. In addition to her work at Wiener Festwochen, Kubelka worked for, amongst others, Mozartband (1999 – 2000), or Steirischer Herbst (2008). She also worked on the organization of exhibitions in Austria and abroad.

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Celestine Kubelka

Roy Luxford

Roy is currently the Planning and Operations Director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Roy has a wealth of experience, having previously held roles including Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl and the Michael Clark Company, the Programme Manager at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Peacock Theatre, and General Manager of DB8 Physical Theatre amongst others.

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Annet Lekkerkerker

Annet has been the Managing Director of the Holland Festival since 2009 where she has collaborated with artistic directors Pierre Audi (until 2014) and Ruth Mackenzie (since then). Annet Lekkerkerker has previously worked as Head of Programming at the Stadscchouwburg Amstersdam. She currently sits on various boards and chairs the Amsterdam Cultural Coalition.

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Han Van Poucke

Han is currently Head of Production of Holland Festival. He started his career as dancer and in 2002 he joined Holland Festival as producer becoming Deputy Head of Production in 2015 and Head of Production in 2017. 

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