Digital (R)Evolution Training
Digital (R)Evolution Training

Digital (R)Evolution: Communication and New Technologies Training: Apply now

The Festival Academy announces a pilot programme Digital (R)Evolution: Communication and New Technologies Training that will take place between 22-25 January 2020, in Antwerp - Belgium. Organised in partnership with deSingel, this 4-day long training programme will bring together 35 festival managers and communication managers from across the globe to critically reflect on the subject of digitalization and the use of new technologies in the festivals’ field.

The arts are part of the digital revolution over the past years. What does this rapidly changing evolution mean for the arts, for a festivals’ artistic offer, its possibilities and the restrictions brought along in the new digital world?  

Interested festival makers and communication managers can apply here by 15 June 2019. 

Digitalisation offers a wealth of new possibilities allowing people to make choices in an unprecedented way. On the other hand, the more digitalisation dominates our life, the more we can also undergo its risks. Exchange of knowledge in this field is needed; as well as critical forward-thinking and a say on regulations. 

  • How can new technologies be used to persuade more people to take part in a festival and access the arts?
  • What are the ethics related to this?
  • How do new technologies help to position a festival and its artistic offer on the public level?
  • How far does this guarantee autonomy when making choices?
  • Can we use new technologies to advocate for social change? 


Are you interested in exchanging about innovative tools and ways of responding to this digital and technological opportunities, in formulating the right questions related to festivals and the impact of digitalization and potential of new technologies within the arts and the field of festivals? 

Find out more about the training here.