IFCM Youth Arts Management Program
Presented by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
August 15-31, 2016
Nassau, Bahamas

The world is full of musicians, therefore it is full of music events of many kinds: large, medium, and small scale. These events have many aspects that should be taken into account in order for them to be successful: production, staging, communications, PR, fundraising, finances, outreach, and many others. The International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) have thoroughly designed a training program for young managers aged 18 to 30, who are motivated to learn and to develop their skills in international event management so they can go back to their home countries with the tools needed to organize choir and music festivals and events.
The selected participants will be able to have online training and exchange two months prior to meeting each other in Nassau for the America Cantat 8 Festival, where they will be given training on the job. They will serve on the America Cantat 8 leadership team and will have roles of responsibility in the various offices of the Festival, under the guidance of two coaches and several faculty leaders in the global arts management community. This will give the participants practical hands-on experience in conjunction with the conceptual training they've had in the weeks and days leading up to the festival.
Accommodations and meals while in the Bahamas are covered by the American Choral Directors Association; selected participants will only need to cover their airfare from and to their home countries. Please note that all IFCM Youth Arts Management Program activities will be carried on in English, so English language proficiency is required.
If you are aged 18-30 and are interested in a career in Arts Management and/or Event Planning we encourage you to apply to participate in this unique experience that will provide you not only with the conceptual and practical training, but also will bring you together with young arts managers from all over the world, thereby creating a collaborative network in the arts management field.
An application form is available here. Deadline to apply: January 15, 2016. There is a $30 application fee, which can be submitted through PayPal. For more information, click here or email the Forum Director Maria Catalina Prieto at mcprieto@gmail.com