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EFA announces Ateliers for Young Festival Managers 2013/2014


The open call for application for the Ateliers BEIRUT 2013 and EDINBURGH 2014 will be launched on January 2013. The application deadline for Beirut will be the 31st of March 2013, Edinburgh on the 31st of May 2013. The open call for the Atelier KAMPALA 2014 will be launched in September 2013.

For more information about the Atelier and its previous editions please visit: www.atelierforyoungfestivalmanagers.eu


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source: http://www.efa-aef.eu/


Following the intense experience of five Ateliers for Young Festival Managers in Görlitz (2006), Varna (2009), Singapore (May 2011), Izmir (October 2011) and Ljubljana (October 2012), the European Festivals Association (EFA) is delighted to announce the next three editions in Beirut and Lebanon in the autumn of 2013, Edinburgh, UK, in the spring of 2014, and Kampala, Uganda, in the autumn of 2014.

The Atelier for Young Festival Mangers is a high-level 7-day training programme that focuses on the artistic aspects of festival management. It brings together two generations of festival makers - 45 young festival managers and 10 renowned festival directors from all over the world.

To name just a few of the mentors and presenters, who will take part in the Ateliers under the coordination of Hugo De Greef (Former EFA Secretary General, General Manager Bruges European Capital of Culture 2002, Founder and former Director Kaaitheater): Robyn Archer (Creative Director The Centenary of Canberra (2013), Artistic Director of The Light in Winter - Australia), Bernard Faivre d’Arcier (President Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, former Director Festival d’Avignon - France), Rose Fenton (Director of Free Word, Co Founder of LIFT London – UK), Nele Hertling (Vice-Chair of the Academy of Arts Berlin, former Director of the Hebbel-Theater, Germany), Ching-Lee Goh (Executive and Artistic Director of CultureLink Singapore, Former Director of the Singapore Arts Festival - Singapore), Gerard Mortier (General Director of the Teatro Real de Madrid, former Director of the Salzburger Festpiele, former Director of the Ruhr Triennale – Belgium), Jonathan Mills (Festival Director and Chief Executive of the Edinburgh International Festival – UK) and many more.

Each of the three editions will be hosted by an excellent international festival, and the cultural settings will be unique. The hosting city will offer an inspiring and challenging setting that which will enrich the Atelier content and its participants.

The Atelier BEIRUT 2013 will be hosted by the Beiteddine Art Festival between October 5th-12th 2013. The Atelier EDINBURGH 2014 will be held between 3rd-10th of April 2014 and hosted by the Edinburgh International Festival. The Atelier KAMPALA 2014 will take place between September 21st and 28th 2014, and will be hosted by the Bayimba International Arts Festival.