Thank you to everyone who attended the sixth edition of A Festival Career, our annual conference specifically for students and recent graduates interested in exploring a career in the arts - particularly in the festival and events sector - and lecturers. The 2017 A Festival Career was held on the afternoon of 29 November at The Albany, London. Find out how it went on the A Festival Career blog and watch what last years participants had to say here.
Leading festival professionals (invited to showcase a wide range of different festivals: multi arts/fringe/green field/street arts) discuss and reflect on their personal career path. The round table sessions were individually hosted by a broad range of festival staff from all over the country. These speakers came from a range of festival backgrounds including general management, marketing, education, development, communications, production and press/project managers. Each person described their career as well as what their current job entails and took questions from small groups of delegates.
Thank you to Manchester Metropolitan University for hosting A Festival Career. The event was packed full of networking round tables, competition pitches and 'There's No Such Thing as a Problem...' panel discussion. Find the resources and read about the event on our blog or in our story.
Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Video
2015 BAFA 'A Festival Career' Conference
Thank you to London South Bank University for hosting us and to all of the delegates who came along. A huge thank you especailly to the great speakers who gave up their time to give us an insight into working in the world of festivals and events. Hearing about the good times (and the not so good) always makes for an entertaining and illuminating event!