In the one week since the call for EXIT PRO workshop was launched, over 200 professionals from the field of creative industries applied. The participants selected for the workshop will be notified via e-mail. On this occasion we would also like to thank all the applicants for their immense interest in this workshop. It is the best indicator of one’s professional curiosity and ambition for improvement, and we will use it as the guideline for establishing new educational programmes in the future.
For the first time in Serbia and the region we will have the opportunity to hear from some of the most renowned names from the domain of creative industries. During the two-day sessions, fifty selected participants will have the chance to gain knowledge and new experiences from the most important areas of event management, by observing the process from its initial phase of creating the concept, to fundraising, planning, programming, marketing, executive production, and evaluation. Top professionals, like the Secretary General of the European Festivals Association, Kathrin Deventer; Malcolm Haynes from Glastonbury festival; Programme Director of Sziget festival, Fruzina Szep; Hrvoje Laurenta from Zagreb Film Festival; Managing Director of the ILMC, Greg Parmley; Christof Huber from the YOUROPE association, and many others will talk with the participants of the workshop, and put emphasis on numerous problems and challenges that festivals face, share experiences and knowledge crucial for the development of the festival industry in Serbia.
EXIT PRO workshops are part of the Danube Festival Network project, which was conceived by three festivals widely-recognized on regional and international level – music festival EXIT, film festival Cinema City, and creativity festival Mikser. The project is supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the European Union.