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Serving Artists Serves the Public: Programming Arts Festivals in Asia and Europe

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), European Festivals Association (EFA), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, 2013, 105 pages

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the European Festivals Association (EFA), and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore published the e-publication entitled Serving Artists Serves the Public: Programming Arts Festivals in Asia and Europe, which talks about the opportunities and challenges of programming arts festivals in Asia and Europe through a compilation of 13 articles written by renowned contributors. They include Robyn Archer, the multi-faceted Australian artist; Hugo de Greef, theatre director and Advisor to the Minister of Culture for the Flemish Community; Kathrin deventer, Secretary General of EFA; Katelijn Verstraete, Director, Arts & Creative Industries (East Asia), British Council; and Audrey Wong, Singapore's first Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) for its arts community. Their articles are a useful reflection on the social role of local and international festivals, as well as the need for capacity building among young festival managers.

This project is a follow-up to the Atelier for Young Festival Managers held in May 2011 in Singapore. The Atelier brought together a group of young festival organisers in order to share their experiences. They had opportunities to learn from the successes and failures of world-renowned festival directors, who were invited to speak at the event. A result of this exchange opportunity, this e-publication will serve as a handbook for upcoming editions of the Atelier in Asia and Europe.

To download the book, please visit www.asef.org/index.php/pubs/asef-publications/2913-serving-artists-serves-the-public