The International Theatre Institute at Theater der Welt


Atelier Düsseldorf / Atelier for Young Festival Managers

The International Theatre Institute (ITI) Germany and The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association) will bring together emerging arts and festival managers from all over the world to exchange with their peers and experienced festival directors, artists, cultural activists and experts from diffe- rent fields of society, politics and technology at the 17th Atelier for Young Festival Managers.

Theater der Welt 2021 will offer an inspiring context for critical reflection about the role of festivals in today’s changing world. Issues of sustainability, climate change and the influence of new technologies can no longer be disregarded when putting on a festival, and have lost none of their urgency in pandemic times. These questions, together with those of the social and political function of festivals, their audiences and communities call for a reconsideration of curatorial practices.
The Atelier Düsseldorf/Theater der Welt is part of the project Act for Global Change: A Global Conversation from the Arts to the World (ACT). ACT is a project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

With thanks to Theatermuseum for their support.

Program Atelier Düsseldorf

Livestream 16.06.21, 16:30

Public Talk: The role of the arts and festivals in today’s society and the imaginative power of storytelling — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NG/US), Shahidul Alam (BD), Emily Johnson (Yup’ik Nation/US)

Livestream 17.06.21, 12:00

Public Talk: Festival-making in and beyond a time of COVID-19: the good, the bad and the ugly — Faisal Kiwewa (UG), Natália Machiavelli (BR), Rania Elias (PS), Vigdis Jakobsdottir (IS)

Livestream 18.06.21, 12:00

Public Talk: Festivals, inequality and international collaboration — Jan Linders (DE), Kirstin Hess (DE), Mike van Graan (ZA), Diane Ragsdale (CA), Edima Otuokon (NI)

Livestream 19.06.21, 12:00

Public Talk: The sustainability of festivals in a time of and beyond COVID-19 — Boitumelo ‘Tumy’ Motsoatsoe (ZA), Carmen Olaechea (AR), Rashmi Dhanwani (IN), Stefan Fischer-Fels (DE)

Livestream 20.06.21, 12:00

Public Talk: Global reach versus local relevance: festivals in a time of online possibilities — Freda Sideroff (US/South America) [to be confirmed], Judith Mair (AU), Teesa Bahana (UG)

Atelier Düsseldorf / Atelier for Young Festival Managers
16.06.21, 16:30
Online
Livestream
Public Talk: The role of the arts and festivals in today’s society and the imaginative power of storytelling — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NG/US), Shahidul Alam (BD), Emily Johnson (Yup’ik Nation/US) — YouTube Livestream
17.06.21, 12:00
Online
Livestream
Public Talk: Festival-making in and beyond a time of COVID-19: the good, the bad and the ugly — Faisal Kiwewa (UG), Natália Machiavelli (BR), Rania Elias (PS), Vigdis Jakobsdottir (IS) — YouTube Livestream
18.06.21, 12:00
Online
Livestream
Public Talk: Festivals, inequality and international collaboration — Jan Linders (DE), Kirstin Hess (DE), Mike van Graan (ZA), Diane Ragsdale (CA), Edima Otuokon (NI) — YouTube Livestream
19.06.21, 12:00
Online
Livestream
Public Talk: The sustainability of festivals in a time of and beyond COVID-19 — Boitumelo ‘Tumy’ Motsoatsoe (ZA), Carmen Olaechea (AR), Rashmi Dhanwani (IN), Stefan Fischer-Fels (DE) — YouTube Livestream
20.06.21, 12:00
Online
Livestream
Gespräch: Global reach versus local relevance: festivals in a time of online possibilities — Freda Sideroff (US/South America) [to be confirmed], Judith Mair (AU), Teesa Bahana (UG) — YouTube Livestream

Atelier Düsseldorf Program