Young Festival Makers Programme

Young Festival Makers Programme
Deadline for applications is Thursday 28th March, 5pm

Curious about how to run a festival?

As part of Cavan Art's Festival's 7th edition, May 16th - 19th 2024, we are offering a unique experience for young people to be part of Cavan Arts Festival. Our first group of Young Festival Makers will shadow the CAF team, experiencing at first hand how a festival develops into a live 4 day event.

Young Festival Makers Call Out - Cavan Arts Festival 2024

Cavan Arts Festival are delighted to launch our first Young Festival Makers programme, with the aim of nurturing and developing the festival makers of tomorrow.

Who is this for?

- Anybody aged 16-30

What is it?

5 weekly sessions (1-2 hours each Friday leading up to the festival) of joining the festival team, learning about all the different types of work involved. Starting Thursday 11th April (joining us for the Official Festival Programme launch evening event at Town Hall Arts Space Cavan) - leading up to the festival weekend, May 16th - 19th 2024.

Each week we will look at different areas of festival management as per the participants interests, from programme curation to sound engineering, putting up circus tents to PR, marketing, funding, network building, artist liaison and support and more. A comfortable space to ask questions and a positive learning environment will be created for participants to learn and explore their interests in festival making.

This programme is possible thanks to Cavan Arts, the wonderful Arts Office of Cavan County Council.

Young Festival Makers CAF 2024 | Cavan Arts Festival

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