Masterclasses on Festival Management – kathmandu triennale


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06 Feb

  • 02:00 PM
  • Monday
  • 06.02.2017

  • 06:00 PM
  • Saturday
  • 18.02.2017

Masterclasses on Festival Management

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Kathmandu Triennale 2017 cordially invites you to learn the intricacies of festival management.

The two workshops will be conducted by Amy Walker (Executive Director of Highlight Arts Festival) and Ruth McCarthy (Festival Director of Outburst Arts Queer Festival).

The workshops will explore the vision, planning (programming, timelines, budgeting, fundraising plan, communications, marketing and audience development plan), tools for festival management (grant chart, critical path, staff responsibility matrix, contingencies, and scenario planning), implementation, deliveries, and evaluation needed for an effective festival management.

We highly recommend that applicants attend both workshops.

Workshop I 

Finding the critical path: Managing festivals with social focus

Facilitator: Amy Walker, Executive Director of Highlight Arts Festival

Timings: 2 PM - 6 PM

Dates: February 6 - 8

Venue: British Council Nepal


Workshop II

Sharing the Vision: Building sustainability through marketing, communication, and audience participation

Facilitator: Ruth McCarthy, Festival Director of Outburst Arts Queer Festival

Timings: 2 PM - 6 PM

Dates: February 16 - 18

Venue: Yalamaya Kendra


About the facilitators:

Amy Walker:

Amy Walker is the Executive Director of Highlight Arts, an Edinburgh-based arts organisation that programmes international festivals, events and workshops and produces new work around issues of conflict, across a variety of art forms. Prior to this she was the Deputy Director of Gasworks, a contemporary visual arts organisation in London, working at the intersection between UK and international practices and debates, and Triangle Network, an international network of artists and arts organisations that supports the work of emerging artists with a focus on cultural exchange and professional development. Previous experience includes positions at the Whitechapel Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, The British Museum and other arts organisations alongside freelance project work. In 2016 she was selected to participate in the first edition of the EU Global Cultural Leadership Programme in Malta, and is a member of the Arts, Rights & Justice working group. She has a Masters degree in Arts Management from University of Greenwich (2005) and BA (Hons) in History of Art from University of Sussex (2002).


Ruth McCarthy:

You can view her bio here.



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