BAFA’s A Festival Career student conference

The BAFA (British Arts Festivals Association) annual student conference is a half day event open to students, recent graduates and lecturers with an interest in working in arts events and particularly in the festival field.

Date: 24/04/2024 – 24/04/2024


Leading festival professionals (invited to showcase a wide
range of different festivals: multi arts/fringe/green field/street arts) will
discuss and reflect on their personal career path. You will also get a chance
to choose round table sessions individually hosted by a broad range of
festival staff from all over the country.

These speakers will come from a range
of festival backgrounds including general management, marketing, education,
development, communications, production and press/project managers.
Each person
will talk about their career as well as describe what their current job entails
and in small groups you will have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. 


12:00  Arrive/registration

12.30 Welcome and festival type presentation 1- Arts Festival

12.45 Dragons Den

13:30 Festival type presentation 2- Street Arts

13.40 Round tables on careers

14:25 Coffee

14:40 Festival type Presentation 3- Green Field

14.50 Panel Discussion

15:50 Festival type presentation 4 – Fringe

16.00 Round tables on expertise

16.45 Dragons Den winner and round up

Speakers to include:

Panel Discussion

Jacqui Gavin: Greenwich+Docklands Festival

Alexis Paterson: Three Choirs Festival

Round Table Mentors

Judith Robinson: Head of Programming, The Bath Festival

Mette Falk Lauritzen: Development Coordinator, Artichoke

Rachel Pilard: Marketing Manager, Canterbury Festival

Alex Williams: Participation Coordinator, Southbank Centre


Date: 12-5 pm on Wednesday 29th November

Location: The Albany, Douglas Way, London. SE8 4AG

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2A90oGg

Cost: £35 for non-member, £25 for BAFA member

Please visit http://bit.ly/2n6MLlX for more information.

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