17 May 2018 to 20 May 2018
Producers' Academy 3

The Producers' Academy is back for a third edition, with an international training program focused on entrepreneurship for European producers working in the performing arts. 


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The 3rd edition of the Producers’ Academy proposes a global reflection on how professional producers can deploy their skills as cultural ambassadors. Throughout the programme mixing workshops, case studies and round tables, participants will be invited to question their own practice through several philosophical and political filters. This year, the sector will be specifically approached through the prism of care, one of the fundamental concept of feminism.

How to define production today?
Where does it stand in the cultural sector?
How to put it in perspective with cultural rights of the Declaration of Human Rights?
How to adapt the methods of negotiation to specific cultural contexts?
What are the main problems met in production?
How to work efficiently while respecting and understanding different cultural realities of the partners?

These questions will be raised during 4 days of workshops devoted to international productions. Through sessions facilitated by experts and practitioners, we will approach practical aspects of international collaborations including administrative, legal and financial issues. We will also discuss the subject in a more conceptual manner, while questioning innovative production models that reinvent the global cultural landscape.

The workshops will be held exclusively in English.
Lunch will be served every day.
Registration is free of charge, participants will be selected upon application.

The Producers Academy is a project by CIFAS, MoDul, On the Move and Kunstenfestivaldesarts.


The programme will be articulated around presentations by professionals, exchange and sharing of experiences sessions as well as presentations of working tools.

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- Judith Knight, Director; ArtsAdmin (UK)
- Eva Wilsens, Coordinator Manyone (BE)
- Roger Christmann, Independant consultant, Berlin (DE)
- Peggy Pierrot, Les ateliers des horizons (FR)
- Marine Thévenet (FR)
- Elena de Federico (IT)
- Marie Lesourd, On The Move (FR)

Chrissie Faniadis, Board member of Fresh Arts Coalition Europe (SWD)

The Producers’ Academy 3 will take place at the National Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS), one of the centres of Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2018.


Criteria of eligibility

Producers’ Academy is open to:

- People from all nationalities

- People who have at least five years of experience as a producer* in the performing arts sector** (particularly in relation to the international development of their organisation, company, association etc.)
* Producer: supervises, supports, follows and/or finances an artist or a collective/company
** Performing arts: Is excluded from this definition operatic and music-only related projects

- Producers/Cultural entrepreneurs who have developed or are in the process of developing innovative way(s) to support creation in an international dimension and/or with a trans-sectorial approach (performing arts and social engagement, performing arts and climate change issues etc.)

- The event will be held exclusively in English. Therefore, participants need to be able to understand, communicate and work in English.

Financial conditions

- Participation is free of charge (Full programme + lunches)*

- For non-EU based / nationals' applicants who need a Schengen visa and/or do not have any funding for their travels in case of selection, please send your application as soon as possible, at the latest on 15.03.2018.

* We can send official invitation letters to those who wish to activate ways to support their participation costs. We, and our partner On The Move, will be happy to provide advice and guidance about available mobility support programmes.


The International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts, CIFAS, was born thirty years ago, in order to provide performing artists and professionals with the opportunities to develop their practice by meeting and confronting internationally renowned artists and cultural operators. The current project CIFAS, initiated in 2009, intends to continue this legacy, adapted to the changing contemporary arts scene, in particular by extending its activities to all the arts and opening access to creative artists. CIFAS develops a training programme in the performing arts (theatre, dance, circus, live art, playwriting, in situ work, production...) aimed at artists – creators and performers – as well as cultural operators. This in-service training programme mainly takes the form of workshops, symposiums or seminars led by international artists and operators. CIFAS also organises SIGNAL, a yearly event to discuss and discover the complex relations between art and public space, and edits an electronic magazine called Klaxon about the relation between living art and the city. www.cifas.be

MoDul is a new Belgian artist support organisation travelling all around the world with theatre, dance and street art projects. Interdisciplinary by nature, flexible by choice: MoDul is a resource centre for creators and companies. It thinks, produces, distributes, communicates, invents and reinvents the “thousand ways” to make an artistic project happen. True swarm of production professionals, MoDul is also a platform for exchange of knowledge, training and circulation of information on the performing arts sector. Based in Brussels and in Wallonia, it also offers rehearsals spaces for residencies and consulting sessions for any artist working in Belgium. www.modulasbl.be

On the Move
On the Move is the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and worldwide.
On the Move posts on a free, regular and updated manner funding opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals – all disciplines covered – in Europe and worldwide. Thanks to its members’ and partners’ expertise, On the Move also shares information on key challenges related to cultural mobility (eg. visas, social protection, taxation, environmental issues).
Beyond this information channel, On the Move facilitates training, workshop and/or makes public presentations on cultural mobility issues. It also advises on internationalisation of practices and organisations in partnership with cultural bodies, agencies, networks, foundations etc. The On the Move network has recently started to work on evaluations and impacts’ studies related to artists’ mobility.
On the Move is one of the partners of the EU funded project, Creative Tracks together with KEA European Affairs, Visiting Arts, Inovamais, Addict, Librios, Roberto Cimetta Fund and Baltan Laboratories.

Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an international arts festival dedicated to contemporary creations: theatre, dance, performance, film, and visual arts. It takes place every year in May, showing Belgian and international performances in 20 theatres and arts centres, as well as in public spaces throughout Brussels: many creations which present new visions of the world to an audience who is invited to broaden its perspective. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts is a cosmopolitan city festival. Part of a complex network of communities, it serves to increase the porosity of territorial, linguistic, and cultural divides. The Kunstenfestivaldesarts happens in Brussels, the only city in Belgium inhabited by the country’s two largest language communities. Fundamentally conceived as a bilingual undertaking, the festival contributes to encouraging dialogue. www.kfda.be

Free of charge, under application (see conditions above).
Producers, bookers, administration managers, tour managers, cultural entrepreneurs
Rue Jules Bouillon, 1
1050 Bruxelles
Thursday 17 May: 9:30 > 19:30
Friday 18 May: 9:30 > 19:30
Saturday 19 May 2018: 9:30 > 19:30
Sunday 20 May 2018: 9:30 > 14:00
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If you do not receive an email confirming we have received your application, please contact Cifas: