Leoš Janáček International Music Festival

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Leoš Janáček International is the top event of the classical music life in the city of Ostrava. Orchestra performances, chamber projects, recitals and concerts of jazz and music make up the festival.

About

The Fetival builds on the long tradition of the Janáček-themed festivals in Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region.

In 1948, the 1st annual edition of the Janáček Musical Lachia Festival took place and this became the second oldest music festival after Prague Spring in the then Czechoslovakia. In 1950, the tradition of a music festival in Ostrava was started. The name of this festival changed several times and Ostrava Music Spring and Ostrava May became Janáček’s May in 1976, to which the epithet International Music Festival was added in 1990. In Hukvaldy, the Janáček Musical Lachia Festival was replaced by a new festival called Janáček’s Hukvaldy in 1993. In spite of differences between the aforementioned festivals, their objective was the same: to promote primarily the work and ideas of Leoš Janáček and the values of classical music in general, with an emphasis on Czech music.

Based on the results and success achieved and experience gained in the aforementioned festivals, among which particularly the Janáček’s Hukvaldy International Music Festival and the Janáček’s May International Music Festival were the most significant ones in the context of the festivals organised in the Czech Republic, the single following festival has now been founded by merging the festivals on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Leoš Janáček’s death:

Leoš Janáček International Music Festival

Therefore, it is a new quality and not a new festival. The aim is to capitalise on all the accomplishments and not to create something completely new.

The festival designed in this way will become one of the most distinctive European festivals, bearing Janáček’s name and spreading the musical and intellectual legacy of this brilliant native of Hukvaldy.

The joint intention of the Moravian-Silesian Region, the Statutory City of Ostrava and the municipality of Hukvaldy was confirmed by the signing of a memorandum in support of the Leoš Janáček International Music Festival.

Essentials

General Director

Jaromir Javurek

Artistic Director

Jaromir Javurek

Contact

E: javurek@janackuvmaj.cz
T: +42 05 9748 94 21
28. října 124/2556,
702 00 Ostrava
www.mhflj.cz
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MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO

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About

Founded in 1928 by Vittorio Gui as the Stabile Orchestrale Fiorentina, from its inception the Orchestra plays in concerts and operas of the Teatro Comunale. Today it is still considered one of the finest orchestras both by conductors and public.

In 1933, at the birth of the Festival, takes the actual name of Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. After Gui, Mario Rossi became music director in 1937, and after the war, Bruno Bartoletti was given the position.

Major chapters in the history of the Orchestra are the musical direction of Riccardo Muti (1969 – 1981) and that of Zubin Mehta, Principal Conductor since 1985, who every season conducts major symphonic and operatic productions. In the course of its history the Orchestra has been led by some of the greatest conductors such as Victor De Sabata, Antonio Guarnieri, Gino Marinuzzi, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Tullio Serafin, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, Otto Klemperer, Issay Dobrowen, Jonel Perlea, Erich Kleiber, Arthur Rodzinski, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Thomas Schippers, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Carlo Maria Giulini, Georges Prêtre, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Carlos Kleiber, Georg Solti, Riccardo Chailly, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Seiji Ozawa and Daniele Gatti.

Essentials

General Director

Alberto Triola

Artistic coordinator

Pierangelo Conte

Contact

E: comunicazione@maggiofiorentino.com
T: +39 055 2779.276
Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1 ,
50144 Florence
http://www.operadifirenze.it/

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2018 Pinnacle Awards

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The 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle

Awards Competition Wants to Hear from YOU!

Are you constantly telling everyone your festival or event is the best ever? Should everyone be taking a page out of your Volunteer Program? Is your Sponsorship Program a shining example of perfect partnerships? Do you have the Best Parade (new category!) on the block? What about your Ad Series – did it exceed expectations to increase attendance? Perhaps you’ve captured the perfect award-winning Photo of your event? Did your Merchandise Program bring in great profits this year? Were your Social Media Campaign (new category!) analytics through the roof? Do you have a Radio or TV promo that captured your audience and drew them in? Or did you try a new form of Multi-Media this year?

Whatever you did at your event, we know you’ve worked hard to put everything in place and make your event the best it can be. Well, why not take a moment and receive a little recognition for all your hard work! With the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition, you can receive just that . . and more! For just a small entry fee per entry, you could walk away saying your event has been recognized by your peers on an international level!

With 69 categories on the Awards Entry List – events large or small, cities, festivals, chambers, universities, parks & recreation, vendors & suppliers, and everything in between, will find many categories that suit their organization! From best event poster, T-shirt, hat, promotional brochure, website, TV promotion and more to Best Sponsorship Program, Green Program, Parade, Community Outreach, New Attendee Service, Money Making Idea and many, many more – there’s a place for almost every element of your event to be recognized in front of your peers in the 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition!

It’s been a year since the last Pinnacle Awards were handed out – many great festivals & events have happened since then that deserve to be recognized for their success! Don’t let your achievements go unnoticed!

For those of you who are eager to get started on your 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award entries – we most definitely encourage you to get started today! The earlier you start – the earlier you will be done! (Yes, we do accept and have received entries WELL in advance of the Pinnacle Deadlines!!) Just download the 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Brochure below and get started on your entries today!!

2018 Pinnacle Awards

Posted on

The 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle

Awards Competition Wants to Hear from YOU!

Are you constantly telling everyone your festival or event is the best ever? Should everyone be taking a page out of your Volunteer Program? Is your Sponsorship Program a shining example of perfect partnerships? Do you have the Best Parade (new category!) on the block? What about your Ad Series – did it exceed expectations to increase attendance? Perhaps you’ve captured the perfect award-winning Photo of your event? Did your Merchandise Program bring in great profits this year? Were your Social Media Campaign (new category!) analytics through the roof? Do you have a Radio or TV promo that captured your audience and drew them in? Or did you try a new form of Multi-Media this year?

Whatever you did at your event, we know you’ve worked hard to put everything in place and make your event the best it can be. Well, why not take a moment and receive a little recognition for all your hard work! With the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition, you can receive just that . . and more! For just a small entry fee per entry, you could walk away saying your event has been recognized by your peers on an international level!

With 69 categories on the Awards Entry List – events large or small, cities, festivals, chambers, universities, parks & recreation, vendors & suppliers, and everything in between, will find many categories that suit their organization! From best event poster, T-shirt, hat, promotional brochure, website, TV promotion and more to Best Sponsorship Program, Green Program, Parade, Community Outreach, New Attendee Service, Money Making Idea and many, many more – there’s a place for almost every element of your event to be recognized in front of your peers in the 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition!

It’s been a year since the last Pinnacle Awards were handed out – many great festivals & events have happened since then that deserve to be recognized for their success! Don’t let your achievements go unnoticed!

For those of you who are eager to get started on your 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award entries – we most definitely encourage you to get started today! The earlier you start – the earlier you will be done! (Yes, we do accept and have received entries WELL in advance of the Pinnacle Deadlines!!) Just download the 2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Brochure below and get started on your entries today!!

Questions?

For questions on any of the IFEA Awards Programs, contact: Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications, at +1-208-433-0950 ext:3 or email: nia@ifea.com

2018 Entry Deadlines

  • Early Bird Deadline: June 18, 2018
  • Final Entry Deadline: July 16, 2018

2018 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Categories

1) Grand Pinnacle
2) Best TV Promotion (Ad Spot or PSA)
3) Best Full Length TV Program (Local Programming)
4) Best Full Length TV Program (National Promotion/Syndication)
5) Best Event Video Promotion
6) Best Radio Promotion (Ad Spot or PSA)
7) Best Event Website
8) Best Organizational Website
9) Best Event/Organization E-Newsletter
10) Best Miscellaneous Multimedia
11) Best Social Media Site
12) Best Festival/Event Mobile Application
13) Best Single Digital/Social Ad
14) Best Digital/Social Ad Series
15) Best Event Program
16) Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement
17) Best Promotional Brochure
18) Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Multiple Page)
19) Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Single Page)
20) Best Company Image Pieces
21) Best Cover Design
22) Best Single Newspaper Display Ad
23) Best Single Magazine Display Ad
24) Best Ad Series
25) Best Promotional Poster
26) Best Commemorative Poster
27) Best Event Promotional Photograph
28) Best Outdoor Billboard
29) Best Event Invitation
30) Best Street Banner
31) Best Miscellaneous On-Site Décor
32) Best T-Shirt Design
33) Best Pin or Button
34) Best Hat
35) Best Other Merchandise
36) Best Miscellaneous Clothing
37) Best New Merchandise
38) Best Sponsor Gift
39) Best Give-Away Item
40) Best Targeted Sponsor Solicitation Proposal
41) Best Individual Sponsor Follow-up Report
42) Best Sponsor Partner
43) Best Single New Sponsorship Opportunity
44) Best Sponsorship Program for Individual Sponsor
45) Best Overall Sponsorship Program
46) Best Volunteer Program
47) Best Green Program
48) Best Parade
49) Best Educational Program
50) NEW Best Accessibility Program
51) Best Children’s Programming
52) Best Community Outreach Program
53) Best Event/Program within an Event to Benefit a Cause
54) Best Event (Within an Existing Festival)
55) Best Emergency Preparedness & Risk Management Plan for an Event
56) Best Food & Beverage Program
57) Best New Event
58) Best New Promotion Activity
59) Best Overall Merchandising Program
60) Best Press/Media Kit
61) Most Creative/Effective News Stunt
62) Best Media Relations Campaign
63) Best Social Media Campaign
64) Best Event Management Associate Degree
65) Best Event Management Bachelor Degree
66) Best Event Management Certificate Program
67) Best Online Event Management Training Program
68) Best Festival & Event Management Master’s Program
69) Best Festival & Event Management PhD Program
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Training opportunities – Application deadlines and reminders

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9 April 2018

Festival Readings Mechelen, Belgium, 27-29 April 2018

Following a successful 8th edition of the Festival Readings taking place in Sochi, Russia last week, 23-25 February 2018, The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association – EFA) is delighted to already announce the upcoming 9th edition, for the 1st time taking place in Belgium, more specifically in Mechelen from 27-29 April 2018, organised in collaboration with Festival of Flanders Mechelen / Lunalia. We are delighted to have the following speakers amongst us: Eva Neklayeva (artistic director Santarcangelofestival, Italy), Marta Keil (curator, dramatist, researcher, Poland) and Andrea Voets (musician, founder of Resonate Productions – Musical Journalism, Netherlands).

More information on the programme can be found on our website.

One week left to apply for the Atelier for Young Festival Managers Gothenburg, Sweden, 23-29 August 2018

The Festival Academy calls for application for the 14th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, 23 – 29 August 2018, hosted by and co-organised with Kultur i Väst, the cultural administration of the region Västra Götaland.  Some ten renowned festival directors will guide up to 40 participants through the 7-day training programme. Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply through this link before 15 April 2018.

For selection criteria, application procedure, fee, etc. check the Atelier Gothenburg 2018 website.

Deadline extended for Festival Production Management Training 2019, module I, apply by 15 May! 

The deadline for the Festival Production Management Training is extended to 15 May 2018 in order to give more production managers the chance to apply.

Module I of the fourth edition will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 16-20 January 2019, hosted by deSingel International Arts Campus. Young production managers from all over the world will meet and exchange with experienced production managers.

Join a unique new network

All participants of the training programmes of The Festival Academy will become part of a unique global network of young festival makers and production managers that counts 528 alumni from 70 countries to date, after 13 Ateliers for Young Festival Managers since 2006 in Görlitz, Varna, Singapore, Izmir, Ljubljana, Edinburgh, Poznan, Beirut, Gwangju, Budapest, Chiang Mai, Merano and Johannesburg, one Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in Shanghai, 2017, and three editions of the Festival Production Management Training (2016, 2017, 2018).

Last week to apply for the Atelier Gothenburg 2018

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9 April 2018

The Festival Academy calls for application for the 14th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden, 23 – 29 August 2018, hosted by and co-organised with Kultur i Väst, the cultural administration of the region Västra Götaland.  Some ten renowned festival directors will guide up to 40 participants through the 7-day training programme. Young festival managers from all over the world are invited to apply before 15 April 2018.

The Atelier for Young Festival Managers is an intense 7-day training programme addressed at emerging artistic festival directors or those who have ambitions to get involved in programming or in related departments within a festival. It is about sharing experiences and passing on knowledge to the next generation of festival makers: knowledge about programming a festival, while focusing on the very essence of art festivals – the arts and the artist.

“The true role of a festival is to help artists to dare, to engage in new projects,” is the motto of the Atelier, coined by Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, longstanding Director of the Avignon Festival, President of the Lyon Biennial (France).

Explore festival issues in different formats

Up to 40 young festival managers from all over the world will be selected to participate in the Atelier. Around 10 distinguished festival directors, will each attend for at least two full days and work together with participants throughout the 7 days. In lectures, one-on-one talks, group discussions as well as intense workshops on case studies, issues such as artistic vision, public responsibility, creation and coproduction, internationalisation, networking, renewal and sustainability will be explored. Have a look at the list of presenters of the previous Ateliers.

“Gazing from the airplane window on my way back “home” I caught myself thinking the Atelier, for me, was like the first time I took a plane. Full of expectations – you prepare, buckle-up, accelerate, take off, penetrate the hazy clouds and gain clear vision of the immensity of the sky. Feel it, experience it and learn from it.” said Martin Kadinov, participant of the Atelier Beirut 2015

Join a unique new network

All participants of the training programmes of The Festival Academy will become part of a unique global network of young festival makers and production managers that counts 528 alumni from 70 countries to date, after 13 Ateliers for Young Festival Managers since 2006 in Görlitz, Varna, Singapore, Izmir, Ljubljana, Edinburgh, Poznan, Beirut, Gwangju, Budapest, Chiang Mai, Merano and Johannesburg, one Atelier for Young Festival and Cultural Managers in Shanghai, 2017, and three editions of the Festival Production Management Training (2016, 2017, 2018).

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100 festivals participate in Arts Festivals Summit 2018 in Ljubljana

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10 April 2018

From 11 to 13 April, 150 festival makers gather in Ljubljana for the annual Arts Festivals Summit of the European Festivals Association, hosted by the Ljubljana Festival. 3 intense days to exchange with peers and representatives of city councils, tourism organisations and cultural institutions from all over Europe. European Commissioner for Culture, Tibor Navracsics, will join the participants on 12 April to express his support for the work of festivals in today’s society.

The Arts Festivals Summit (Check out the full programme here) gathers a community of festival from around the world with a diversity of sizes, artistic genres, target audiences and artistic programmes. All participants will enjoy the beauty of Ljubljana and great artistic performances during the Slovenian Music Days.

FESTIVALS AND CITIES COLLABORATION

The Arts Festivals Summit’s theme is The [Herit]AGE of the ARTS – Audiences in the heart of the places. Festivals bring together thousands of audiences and visitors within cities every year, creating an added value to a city’s offer and community development. On 12 April, 8 International speakers will share their view on collaboration between festivals and cities to stimulate social cohesion among citizens.

Next to inspiring presentations and conversations, EFA will launch a joint declaration with EUROCITIES inviting mayors and festival makers to join forces in highlighting the importance of arts and culture in shaping communities. All festival makers and cities are invited to sign this declaration here.

FESTIVALS AND TOURISM COLLABORATION

Linked to the topic of cultural heritage, EFA also invites stakeholders from the tourism sector. Festivals bring destinations alive and provide great content which the tourism industry can use in their promotion. The pre-meeting on 11 April dives into this topic and aims to explore how festivals can better collaborate with tourism organisations.

Speakers at the Arts Festivals Summit 2018:

  • Airan Berg | Artistic Director of the Festival der Regionen
  • Anita Debaere |Director of PEARLE Live Performance Europe
  • Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse | Moderator, Point.Five Cultural Arts
  • Annelies storms | Deputy Mayor for Culture, Tourism and Events, City of Ghent
  • Barbara Gessler | Head of Unit DG EAC D2 Culture & Creativity, Creative Europe
  • Barbara Jaki | Director of National Gallery of Slovenia
  • Carlos Pinto Sá | Mayor of the City of Évora & Member of the Committee of the Regions
  • Catherine Magnant | Advisor, Head of the Task-Force of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, European Commission
  • Ceyda Berk-Söderblom | Co-founder and Director at MiklagardArts, Atelier Alumni & studio Aleppo (Helsinki)
  • Darko Brlek | Artistic and General Director Ljubljana Festival
  • Dieter Boyer | Senior Advisor to the City Councillor and State Minister for Arts, Science and Sports of Vienna
  • Doris Pack | Former Chair EP Culture Committee
  • Geert Cochez | Deputy CEO of visit.brussels
  • Hermina Kovačič | Communciation expert and Director Luksuz
  • Jan Briers | President European Festivals Association (EFA)
  • Mateja Demšič | Head of Department for Culture, City of Ljubljana
  • Peter Bossman | European Committee of the Regions & Mayor of Piran
  • Petra Stušek | Managing Director of Ljubljana Tourism and Vice-president of European Cities Marketing Association
  • Philippe Kern | Founder and Managing Director of KEA, European Affairs
  • Simon Mundy | Poet, novelist, biographer & broadcaster of Present Arts
  • Sjoerd Feitsma | Deputy Mayor of the City of Leeuwarden
  • Zoran Janković | Mayor of Ljubljana

More information about the speakers