Atelier for Young Festival Managers LJUBLJANA 2012
The European Festivals Association (EFA) and the Ljubljana Festival are delighted to announce the launch of the Open Call for Application for the fifth edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers from 14-21 October 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Application deadline for LJUBLJANA 2012 is 30 June 2012!
Mission of the Atelier
The Atelier – initiated by the European Festivals Association - is guided by the motto “Car le vrai rôle d'un festival est d'aider les artistes à oser, à entreprendre des projets,” borrowed from Bernard Faivre d'Arcier, longstanding Director of the Avignon Festival and President of the Lyon Biennial (France).
It is an intense and rigorous 7 days training platform addressed at emerging artistic festival directors or those who have ambitions to become involved in programming or in programming related departments within a festival. It is all about formulating experiences and passing on knowledge to a next generation of festival makers: knowledge about programming a festival, thematically focusing on the very essence of arts festivals: the art and the artist.
The Atelier brings together 45 festival managers from all over the world. Distinguished festival directors including Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, Robyn Archer (Creative Director The Centenary of Canberra (2013), Artistic Director The Light In Winter Melbourne, Australia), Hugo De Greef (initiator of festivals and General Manager Bruges European Capital of Culture 2002, Belgium), Nele Hertling (Vice-Chair of the Academy of Arts Berlin, Germany), Jonathan Mills (Festival Director and Chief Executive Edinburgh International Festival, UK) together with another eight well selected, renowned festival pioneers attending for at least two full days, guide participants throughout the week. In lectures, one-to-one talks, group discussions as well as intense workshops on case studies, issues such as artistic vision, political and social responsibility, internationalisation, networking, renewal and sustainability are explored.
Young Festival Managers from all over the world are invited to apply.
Festivals, cultural organisations, networks, foundations, universities etc are invited to:
• delegate a young festival manager to participate in the Atelier LJUBLJANA 2012
• spread the Call for Application broadly to their members, partners, contacts and interested people
Application procedure and deadlines
All information on the Atelier, selection criteria and application procedure can be found in theCall for Application.