July 10, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Transform has been selected to receive investment from Creative Europe, in the latest round of Cooperation Projects. The funding will enable us to launch Festivals of the Future, a brand new network focused on nurturing the next generation of festival leaders and developing innovative and sustainable new festival models.

Led by Transform, Festivals of the Future brings together a core partnership including Take Me Somewhere (Scotland), Parallèle (France), Short Theatre (Italy) and MIR (Greece). The project will also engage with associates D-Caf (Egypt), My Wild Flag (Sweden), Les Urbaines (Switzerland), and Homo Novus (Latvia) and a wider cohort of emerging and established festival leaders across Europe and beyond.

Focused on bold, pioneering and predominantly female led performance festivals, the partners will collaborate across a two-year period to explore and develop new kinds of festival models. Coming together through retreats and collaborative projects, Festivals of the Future will assemble inspiring leaders to interrogate everything from low carbon models, alternative finance, collaborative leadership, co-creation, audience development and more.

Transform’s Creative Director Amy Letman says;

‘Transform fundamentally believes in the power of international collaboration, more than ever in our current times. The opportunity to bring together and collaborate with festival leaders across Europe is an extraordinary one. We are excited to explore new territories, learn from different perspectives, and together reimagine what festivals can look like today.’


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