The Festival Readings are an intense three-day training and reflection format consisting of public lectures by high-level festival makers on artistic festival management, organised in the framework of a festival.
This allows participants at once professional insights and practical behind-the-scenes experiences. The readings are followed by a debate with the participants. Presenters stay throughout the three days, making a permanent dialogue with the participants possible. Additionally, participants visit local and/or international performances that the hosting festival is presenting. The performances allowed encounters with artists – an opportunity to discuss the influence festivals have on their work and the consequences for their artistic path. The Festival Readings are targeted at students of art and cultural management, dramaturgy and production; staff members in governmental cultural departments; and young people with specific motivation to attend.