'A Festival Career'
BAFA is pleased to present the sixth edition of 'A Festival Career'. The half day event is specifically for students and recent graduates who are interested in exploring a career in the arts - particularly in the festival and events sector - and lecturers also welcome to attend. The 2017 A Festival Career will be held in London on the afternoon of 29 November at The Albany, London. Check the latest updates on the A Festival Career blog.
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
14:40 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
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.
Thisyear BAFA present two lecturer round tables! Join us to meet colleagues from across the UK and to discuss current topics such as students and employment. These flexible conversations can take any direction and please bring your 2018 dates so that we can plan future lecturer events. BAFA University Member lecturers can attend free - email email@example.com to reserve your place - and non members are very welcome to book tickets through Eventbrite.
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!