BAFA's A Festival Career student conference

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 13:31 - Wed, 29/11/2017 - 13:31

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.

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


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

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