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Call for Participation: Atelier for Young Festival Managers BEIRUT 2013


Atelier BEIRUT: 5th-12th of October 2013
Application Deadline: 31st March 2013


Atelier for Young Festival Managers
Initiated by the European Festivals Association

Kleine Gentstraat 46 - 9051 Gent - Belgium
T: +32 9 241 8080 - F: +32 9 241 8089 E-mail: [email protected]

Find out all you need to know about the Atelier’s mission and format, Beirut and the Beiteddine Art Festival, previous Atelier editions and presenters on www.atelierforyoungfestivalmanagers.eu

source: www.atelierforyoungfestivalmanagers.eu


The programme of the Atelier BEIRUT is shaping: first mentors confirmed their participation: Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, Hugo De Greef, Rose Fenton, Nele Hertling and Jonathan Mills.

The European Festivals Association (EFA) and the Beiteddine Art Festival are organising the sixth edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers BEIRUT 2013 – the first Atelier in the Arab world – from 5th-12th of October 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. The Atelier for Young Festival Managers is EFA’s 7-day training platform addressed at emerging artistic festival directors.

Mentors announced

45 young festival managers from all over the world will be selected to attend the Atelier. Under the coordination of Hugo De Greef (former EFA Secretary General, General Manager Bruges European Capital of Culture 2002, Founder and former Director Kaaitheater, Brussels), some ten presenters from all over the world – all renowned, trailblazing festival managers – will share their rich experiences with the participants. Four mentors have already confirmed their participation: Bernard Faivre d’Arcier (former long-standing Artistic Director of the Avignon Festival and President of the Lyon Biennial - France), Rose Fenton ( Director Free Word, Co-Founder LIFT Festival, London – UK ), Nele Hertling (Vice-Chair of the Academy of Arts Berlin - Germany), Jonathan Mills (Festival Director and Chief Executive Edinburgh International Festival - UK).

"Beirut, a city at the crossroads between East and West, was reborn 7 times from its ashes. This resilient capital is an Arab metropolis but nonetheless a contemporary European city. The Beiteddine Art Festival is at the heart of this interchange: It was born at times of war, and has grown against all odds into a spectacular cultural hub for the region. It offers a vibrant and unique platform for multicultural exchange and debate," underlines Nora Joumblatt, President Beiteddine Art Festival.

Application procedure

Selection criteria and application procedure can be found in HERE. The Application Form for BEIRUT 2013 has to be submitted until 31 March 2013 .

Spread the word

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 BEIRUT 2013. Spread the Call for Application broadly to your members, partners, contacts and interested people. Join us on Facebook ( Atelier for Young Festival Managers and EFA ) and on Twitter to stay up-to-date!