Katie Mitchell - Répétition d'Ariane auf Naxos, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2018

2019 Women Opera Makers Workshop

July 1 2019 to July 5 2019
Open to mid-career female composers, playwrights, stage directors and conductors

For the fourth year in a row, the Académie du Festival d'Aix is running an empowerment programme for female opera creators – composers, authors, directors and conductors – in the middle of their careers.
This 5-day programme is led by the stage director Katie Mitchell and aims to offer tools, support and advice for women working in the opera industry, in order to help them grow stronger in their art, improve their ability to communicate this art, and develop the skills needed to navigate a male-dominated profession.
All participants must have been working professionally for at least 5 years and have considerable experience in their respective field.

This workshop is part of the Young Opera Makers programme of enoa (European Network of Operas Academies) and benefit of the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

With the support of


Shortlisting via application:
• CV (in English) and photo
• Any items already produced that could help assess your work (score, booklet, mock-up , video, etc.) via SoundCloud, YouTube, Dropbox (please check the links remain valid until 2019, March 31st).

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation. 


All incomplete applications will be rejected.
Application fees cannot be reimbursed.


Workshop, accommodation and travel* fees are covered by the Festival d'Aix. Artists pay for their meals.
* Reimbursements of travel fees are made on proof of purchase of a 2nd class return plane or train ticket between the artist’s town/city of residence and Aix/Marseille. Reimbursements are capped by geographical area: €80 (PACA Region), €210 (whole of France), €350 (Europe / Mediterranean), €500 (outside Europe and the Mediterranean)
Thank you for sending your confirmation of reservation (including your hours and places of arrival and departure) at the latest 3 weeks before your arrival.

APPLICATION — before March 10, 2019
RESULTS — end of March 2019

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or ask your question at academie@festival-aix.com


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