The Festival Academy’s workshop for Young Festival Managers to be held in Edinburgh

27 Mar 2014

Edinburgh International Festival will host a 7 day intense workshop for young festival managers, initiated by European Festivals Association (EFA).

52 emerging festival organisers from 28 countries have been selected to partake in the Atelier from 3 – 10 April, as well as 8 renowned mentors.

“The Atelier for Young Festival Managers EDINBURGH 2014” is set to continue the success of previous editions held in Germany, Bulgaria, Singapore, Turkey and Slovenia, and will provide an opportunity for those taking part to share their experiences and their visions, focusing on the artistic aspects of festival management.

Public events include the official opening ceremony with a presentation by longstanding BAM Artistic Director Joseph V. Melillo and a closing session with renowned theatre critic and columnist Joyce McMillan. If you would like to attend the public events, please RSVP to Niall Heseltine (EIF), by Wednesday 2 April 2014 (contact:

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