Festivals of the Future

Published on 10 July 2019


Another wonderful news!

We are thrilled to announce that our project Festivals of the Future 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 (GB), Short Theatre (IT), MIR (GR) and Festival Parallèle - productions Parallèle (FR). 
The project will also engage with associates D-Caf (EG), My Wild Flag (SE), Les Urbaines (CH), and Homo Novus (LV) 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.