F.I.T Festival Lab, Germany

Deadline: 30/09/2010

Theory and practice for the next generation of European Festival Directors and Producers – An initiative of 8 festivals in 8 countries. This is a call for the new superheroes for the performing arts world, the next revolutionary generation.

Festival Lab is a fantastic opportunity for the next generation of festival directors and producers from across Europe to explore and showcase their ideas at pioneering festivals whilst receiving inspirational and hands on support from experienced practitioners. With its unique mix of academy, workshops, residency and a contemporary artistic program, Festival Lab creates a European platform for the brave and the bold to experiment, reflect and learn. Each aspect is designed, developed and realized by the FIT Festival Directors as part of the program of the hosting festivals.

The Program

*Following a European-wide call, 20 participants will be chosen to take part in the project.

*All selected participants will attend the five day academy combining theoretical and practical work.

*The participants will attend a minimum of five three day workshops at the eight participating FIT festivals.

*Following the academy, on the basis of their programme proposals, five selected participants will be offered a residency (up to 6 months) at one of the five coordinating FIT Festivals, where they will further develop and realise their project. This project will then be presented as part of the hosting international festival.


*For the Academy and Workshops international travel and accommodation of the 20 selected participants will be covered, but not daily living costs.

*For the Residencies international travel, accommodation and basic living costs will be covered.


*The participant must be over 22 years old and a resident of a European country

*Be fluent in English – written and spoken

*Be prepared and available to attend all the elements of FESTIVAL LAB

*The participant must have basic skills in the following four areas: conceptual development of a project, liaising with artists, project management, and managing a budget

Application process

*Register on the official website, fill in the online application and submit it

*The decision about the 20 participants of the academy and the workshops is made by representatives of all participating festivals and will be announced on 15 November 2010. The selection process may include a brief telephone interview

*The decision about the five residencies at the festivals SPIELART, HOMO NOVUS , KRT, BALTIC CIRCLE and LIFT is made by each festival individually, at the latest one month after the end of the Academy

For more info click here or contact

Direct link to the application here

Annette Geller
The Munich Theater Festival Spielart
Ludwigstr. 8, D-80539 Munich, GERMANY

Application deadline is September 30th, 2010.

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