It is the desire to unveil the often invisible processes of festival thinking and making that prompted CultureLink to initiate the publication Inside/Insight Festivals in collaboration with the European Festivals Association (EFA). It is co-published by CultureLink and the EFA in the framework of the EFA BOOKS series.
Nine former artistic directors of Festivals, all women, are invited to share their own experience, intuition, ambition and inspiration in shaping a Festival, and in negotiating the politics and the social realities of the city in which their festival inhabits. Through their revelations, the publication opens a window to understanding the state and status of the arts, of festivals, of artists, of arts policies, offering diverse perspectives of festival development and business past, present, and future.
EFA Press Release”
Simultaneous Launch in Europe and Asia
The book was simultaneously launched at the Ljubljana Festival and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival on 18 Oct 2012.
Singapore Book Launch and Forum
"Shaping Arts Festivals: Whose Role Is It?" 11 Dec 2012
Organised in collaboration with the LASALLE School of Arts and the National Museum.