CIFAS > Producers’ Academy 5 (Belgium)


CIFAS (the International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts) is preparing a fifth edition of its Producers’ Academy, a training programme focused on international production in the performing arts. Featuring workshops, talks, lectures and meeting sessions, the Academy will be organised in the frame of Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and run 10-13 May 2020.

The Producers’ Academy increasingly pays attention to the notion of care, one of the fundamental concepts of feminism, and explores attentive and responsive practices, and social and sustainable approaches, in order to potentially invent new, adapted and fairer models of governance.

Some questions to be explored:

  • How do we understand the different contexts of international production?

  • How do we go beyond the distribution model of touring and develop more meaningful relationships?

  • How do we plan for more inclusion in the field of arts and culture?

  • To what extent can we tackle cross-border and regional financial inequalities?

  • How do we work across borders and cultures, taking into account environmental issues?

  • How do we produce in a world that is turning more and more towards nationalism and conservatism?

  • How do we combine and balance private and professional realities?

By meeting with experts and practitioners, participants will approach practical aspects of international collaborations – administrative, legal and financial issues – as well as conceptual aspects, in order to imagine innovative production models that reinvent our global cultural landscape.

The Academy is suitable for producers, bookers, administrators, tour managers, cultural entrepreneurs, and others. It is open to:

  • People of all nationalities.

  • People who have at least five years of experience as a producer in the performing arts sector (particularly in relation to the international development of their organisation, company, association etc.).

  • Producers/cultural entrepreneurs who have developed or are in the process of developing innovative way(s) to support creation in an international dimension and/or with a trans-sectorial approach (performing arts and social or feminist engagement, performing arts and climate change issues, etc.).

  • The event will be held exclusively in English. Therefore, participants need to be able to understand, communicate and work in English.

The Academy programme itself is free of charge. Travel and accommodation are generally not covered, though CIFAS will consider limited travel support in exceptional cases.

Deadline: 2 February 2020

Find all details online.