The Festival Academy: Online Training Series for Festival Managers and Producers


The Festival Academy calls for applications for a series of Online Trainings taking place from September to December 2020.

The series will consist of four online trainings, 2 days per month and with on average four hours of activities per day. Trainings will be topic-based, focusing on different themes:

-Contemporary Festival Business Models: 23-24 September 2020.
-Festivals and the Mitigation of Climate Change: 21-22 October 2020.
-Curating Online Festivals: 25-26 November 2020.
-Festivals and Social Cohesion: 16-17 December 2020.

The training targets festival managers and producers from a diversity of geographic and social backgrounds, disciplines, etc.

Each session will include:
Training sessions: Two days of plenary sessions per training, each day consisting of a 4-hours long session with a break in between
Networking: Break-out groups of 5-6 people for socialising and connecting
DJ sessions: An optional online party at the following day of each training with guest DJs from different world regions
Taking into account different time zones: The plenary sessions will be scheduled – and some of them recorded – so people can see it at different times

Normally there is a participation fee of 250€ for each session, but a limited number of bursaries are available covering all or part of this cost.

Deadline: 4 September 2020

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