CLOSING DATE FAST APPROACHING ~ Did you know there are 5 places open to worthy festival interns and students

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Exclusive offer , 5 places now Closing to festival interns or work placement students ~ act now to confirm your students place.


If you aspire to play a role in the future of the events industry, the IFEA Festival Management Summer School is the place you want to be. It is an exciting learning environment, combining academic teaching and best-practice lectures by event professionals with fun, hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience at the world’s leading street theater festival, the Fira de Tarrega.

The summer school is designed as a camp, creating an informal environment and allowing for plenty of personal interaction with other participants. Only a few students from each country will be selected on the basis of personal applications (see here for student information)

The topics covered are based upon elements of the IFEA’s formal ”Certified Festivals and Events Executive” accreditation programme for industry professionals. Topics while in Barcelonas include

  • festival funding and sponsorships,
  • marketing and branding, and tourism/city relations.

while in Tarrega Programming topics such as

  • artist contracting
  •  on-site production handling are covered .

Lecturers and speakers include former and current CEOs, programmers, and marketeers of multi-purpose city celebrations, fringe festivals, classical music festivals, historical reinactment events, and other, as well as artistic producers of the Fira de Tarrega.


The summer school is hosted by the International Festivals and Events Association in Europe. Programme curators are Allan Xenius Grige, Chairman of the Board of IFEA Europe and lecturer of Tourism, Event Management, and Experience Economy at Copenhagen Business School, Colm Croffy, CEO of the Association of Irish Festival Events, and William Culver-Dodds, consultant and formerly CEO of Harrogate Festivals.


If selected, you should arrive prepared to briefly present a festival/event that you have researched, have worked at, or are otherwise familiar with. (Further specifications upon acceptance).

You should also read (a limited number of) research papers and other topic-relevant texts in advance. These will also be sent to you around three weeks before programme start.

During the summer school, you are expected to participate actively in group work and discussions that target the challenges of selected festivals and the industry at large.You will also be assigned to a student group that will be given a particular topic to focus on during the time in Tarrega, relating to the programming, marketing, and audience services of the Fira de Tarrega. Following the camp, the group must write a brief paper on the topic. Qualified paper swill ultimately be made available online to participants, academics, and other IFEA’s constituents


Yes, IFEA EUROPE will issue a Certificate of Participation with mentioning of the academic topics covered, and particular details of your individual research and presentations.


To be eligible for acceptance, you must be enrolled in a bachelor or masters programme at a participating university or equivalent educational institution. Your primary field of study should be Service Management, Event Management, Tourism, Cultural Management, or similar.

You must complete and submit the application form (below) prior to  13th OF JULY , 2012. Your application must be accompanied by a personal letter of motivation, a proof of your field of study, and a letter of recommendation from your school.

The selection committee will notify you of your acceptance no later than July 18th, 2012.

There is no application fee, but the participation fee, once accepted, is € 300. The fee must be paid in full by August 1, 2012. The fee is subject to partial refund in case of later cancellation, as specified in the enrollment contract which will be forwarded upon acceptance.

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