September 19, 2022

Atelier Nicosia 2022

In partnership with the Home for Cooperation through the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival, The Festival Academy is excited to bring together emerging festival makers, cultural experts, artists, cultural activists, and cross-sector experts for the 20th edition of its Atelier for Young Festival Managers.

The Atelier Nicosia will bring together around 30 young festival managers from all over the world to spend 7 days (between 7th – 13th of October) with a group of experienced festival leaders, cultural activists, cross-sector experts, and artists during the Buffer Fringe Festival 2022, and to engage in a global conversation about today’s challenges regarding festivals, the role of art and culture in communities and contested spaces, amongst other topics. This Atelier focuses additionally on how festivals can become spaces for exploring global issues and reflects upon the role that festivals play within areas marked by conflict.


The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association) offers various training formats and peer-to-peer exchange on festival management to emerging, dynamic and passionate festival makers worldwide coming from all art disciplines and from very diverse geographical, cultural and social backgrounds. We are currently a global community of 1150+ festival managers from 100+ countries.

Find updates on Atelier Nicosia 2022 here!

Atelier Nicosia 2022 is supported by Goethe-Institut Cyprus and the Organisation of European Programmes and Cultural Relations (co-funded by the European Union). 



Images from Atelier Montreal 2022 / The Festival Academy