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European Atelier for Young Festival Managers 2009

Published 28.10.08

26 April - 3 May 2009, Varna, Bulgaria. Application deadline: 1 December 2008

The European Festival Association (EFA) proudly announces the official Call for Interest to attend the second edition of the "European Atelier for Young Festival Managers" from 26 April to 3 May 2009.

The "European Atelier for Young Festival Managers" is an extraordinary training programme specifically designed for young festival operators working in the programming department or those who have the ambition to enroll a function in the artistic department of a festival.

Workshop leaders and speakers include a unique range of the most experienced festival directors as well as young, innovative and trend-setting festival pioneers.

The motto The true role of a festival is to help artists to dare, to engage in new projects has been chosen as the theme for the week. Particular emphasis is given to the artistic aspects of festival management: the working groups focus on particular aspects of festival management, including artistic vision, political and social responsibility, internationalization, networking, renewal and sustainability. Established and cutting-edge festival formats will be questioned, and exciting new ideas discussed under the professional and extremely inspiring guidance of renowned festival managers.

Eligible candidates are festival operators and managers from all over the world. The following application criteria will be applied (not cumulative):

Applications (selection criteria are not cumulative) must be:

A balance of participants per country will be considered.

Course fee

For EFA members: 750, 00 Euro

For non-members: 1500, 00 Euro

The fee includes accommodation (participants will be accommodated in Varna in close neighbourhood to the location where the Atelier takes place), registration, conference reader with biographic references, and access to all the sessions, breakfast, lunches, coffee, dinners, local transport and cultural programme.

Travel expenses are on participants costs. EFA will assist as much as possible in the organisation of questions related to VISA and other
permissions in preparation of the Atelier.


European Festivals Association (EFA)
Kleine Gentstraat 46 B-9051 Gent Belgium
Tel: + 32 9 241 80 80 Fax: + 32 9 241 80 89

Further Information

Copyright 2008 EFA-AEF.

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