IFEA FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT SUMMER SCHOOL

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INTRODUCING THE IFEA FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT SUMMER SCHOOL

If you aspire to play a major 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 theatre festival, the Fira de Tàrrega.

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

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 Barcelona include festival funding and sponsorships, marketing and branding, and tourism/city relations. Programming topics such as artist contracting and on-site production handling are covered while in Tàrrega. Lecturers and speakers include former and current CEOs, programmers, and marketers of multi-purpose city celebrations, fringe festivals, classical music festivals, historical re enactment events, and other, as well as artistic producers of the Fira de Tàrrega and international specialists.

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WHO ARE THE PROGRAMME CURATORS ?

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 external examiner at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and William Culver-Dodds, consultant and formerly CEO of Harrogate Festivals.

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WHAT IS THE OUTLINE DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAMME?

This is a draft only programme overview as of March 25, 2013. A detailed programme will be published as soon as possible.

September 4th:

  • Arrival in Barcelona (international travel at own expense)
  • Bus transfer from airport to camp site (provided)
  • Housing in tents (provided)
  • Introductions, personal presentations

September 5th:

  • Bus transfer to school setting.
  • Speakers/curriculum programmes, parts 1 and 2
  • Introduction to festivals and events in Barcelona and Catalonia
  • Special tour of cultural site in Barcelona
  • Social night in Barcelona

 September 6th:

  • Speakers/curriculum programmes, parts 1 and 2
  • Afternoon bus transfer to Tàrrega (approximately 2 hours from Barcelona
  • Camp set-up at the festival campground
  • Introduction to the Fira Tàrrega

September 7th:

  • (Abstract of Tàrrega programme)
  • Speakers/curriculum programmes
  • Students presentation
  • Transfer to tours and stage setting

September 8th:

  • Behind the scene, tours.
  • Speakers/curriculum programmes, parts 1 and 2
  • Introduction to festivals and events

September 9th:

  • Departure to Barcelona Airport

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Useful websites:

http://www.firaTàrrega.cat

http://www.xn--trrega-ita.cat/turisme.html

http://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_city_guide

 http://miniguide.es/

 WHAT LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED?

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 for distribution 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 Tàrrega, relating to the programming, marketing, and audience services of the Fira de Tàrrega. Following the camp, the group must write a brief paper on the topic. Qualified papers will ultimately be made available online to participants, academics, and other IFEA constituents.

WILL THEY GET A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION?

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

FORMAL REQUIREMENTS AND FEE

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 prior to May 31st, 2013. 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 university.

The selection committee will notify you of your acceptance no later than June 17th, 2013.

There is no application fee, but the participation fee, once accepted, is €300. (This will include official bus transfers to and from camps and school, accommodation by camp site only.) The fee must be paid in full by June 27th, 2013. The fee is subject to partial refund in case of later cancellation, as specified in the enrollment contract which will be forwarded upon acceptance.

For any more questions or for more information

Please contact Mariantonietta Chiara Sciannamè, e-mail chiara@aoifeonline.com

Here you can find the application-form.

Please return completed form (preferred by email) to:

 chiara@aoifeonline.com

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2 thoughts on “IFEA FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT SUMMER SCHOOL

    Margart Newnam said:
    April 12, 2013 at 9:06 am

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      ifeaeuropeblog said:
      April 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

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