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08/06 - 28/06/2015

The European Festivals Association (EFA) is the umbrella organisation for festivals across Europe and beyond representing 102 festivals, national festival associations and cultural networks from 41 countries. EFA initiated the Atelier for Young Festival Managers in 2006; since 2013 it has been organised by The Festival Academy.

The Festival Academy’s Atelier for Young Festival Managers, the training programme initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA) took place in Poland from 20-27 October 2014 organised in collaboration with the Malta Festival Poznan.

Under the guidance of Atelier Coordinator Hugo De Greef (former EFA Secretary General, General Manager Bruges European Capital of Culture 2002, Founder and former Director Kaaitheater, Belgium) the following outstanding festival directors took part in the Poznan Atelier during its 7 days to share their rich experiences and visions with the next generation of young festival managers through lectures, one-on-one talks and intensive workshops focusing on the artistic aspects of festival management. The group of carefully selected participants from all over the world worked with Robyn Archer (Artistic Director The Light in Winter Melbourne, Deputy Chair Australia Council for the Arts, Strategic Advisor Gold Coast Arts and Culture Queensland – Australia), Mark Ball (Artistic Director London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) - United Kingdom), Bernard Faivre d’Arcier (President Lyon Biennial, former long-standing Director Avignon Festival - France), Nele Hertling (Vice-Chair Academy of Arts Berlin, Germany), Michal Merczynski (General Director Malta Festival Poznan, Poland) and Annemie Vanackere (Artistic and Managing Director HAU Hebbel am Ufer, former Artistic Director Rotterdamse Schouwburg - Germany/Netherlands).

SEE photos from Atelier for Young Festival Managers.

READ the blog of participants of The Atelier.