How is it organized?

Festival Production Management Training is a new format of The Festival Academy. It focuses especially on production management in terms of realizing and implementing the vision of the artistic director. The training program looks at the practical side of this process, with special attention given to working with artists. Participants meet and exchange with experienced production managers and artists, including set designers, light designers, conductors, choir leaders etc. The training is set up as a long-term program which explores all phases of producing an artistic work: a programme with 3 modules spread over a period of one or more year(s).

  • Module I: a 4-day workshop with practical study visits and focus on the exchange of experiences
  • Module II: a practical, hands-on placement at a festival
  • Module III: a 3-day concluding session

The program has been set up to allow flexibility in attending the different modules. Selected participants who take part in Module I can attend Module II or III of Edition II or of future editions. 15 young production managers were selected to take part in the edition of 2018.

The career development does not stop with Module III of their cohort. All participants become part of the Alumni Network. After 13 Ateliers and 2 Festival Production Management Training programmes, the network counts today 516 members from almost 70 different countries.

Photo credit to Olivier Truyman
Si Kei Chan, freelance production manager, Macau

“Attempting a breakthrough in the 10th year of my arts producing career, the Festival Production Management Training Antwerp inspired me when rethinking and shaping my future plans.”