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Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Gwangju

31 August – 6 September 2015: Call for Application

The Festival Academy, an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), is delighted to announce that the Atelier for Young Festival Managers will take place for the second time in Asia from 31 August to 6 September 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea.

The Atelier Gwangju will coincide with the inauguration of the Asian Culture Complex (ACC), in close collaboration with the Chonnam National University and the ACC's Asian Arts Theatre. Ten renowned festival directors will guide 45 participants from the region and from all over the world through the 7-day training programme in this special context of a very ambitious and momentous art project in Korea.

The Atelier for Young Festival Managers is an intense 7-day training programme addressed at emerging artistic festival directors or those who aspire to get involved in programming or in related departments within a festival. It is about sharing experiences and passing on knowledge to the next generation of festival makers; knowledge about programming a festival focusing on the very essence of art festivals - the arts and the artist. The Atelier is guided by the motto "The true role of a festival is to help artists to dare, to engage in new projects," quote from Bernard Faivre d'Arcier, President of the Lyon Biennial, former Director of the Avignon Festival and Atelier mentor.

At least 45 young festival managers from all over the world will be selected to participate in the Atelier. Around 10 distinguished festival directors, will each attend for minimum three full days and work together with participants throughout the 7 days. In lectures, one-on-one talks, group discussions as well as intense workshops on case studies, issues such as artistic vision, public responsibility, creation and coproduction, internationalisation, networking, renewal and sustainability will be explored.

How to apply

The application form must be submitted by 12 January 2015. All information on the Atelier, selection criteria, application procedure and application form can be found on the Atelier website.

Find out more

Upcoming Ateliers: BEIRUT 2015; GWANGJU 2015

Previous Ateliers: POZNAN 2014; EDINBURGH 2014;

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