Days 3 Orienteering 14 | 07| 2023
What is the formal education in Bulgaria? What is it to manage cultural institutions? What is it to be an artist, a cultural manager, and an Academy leader? Toni Shekerdzieva-Nowak, the director of the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts, gave the group a motivational course of action and revealed the city ecosystem through the Academy’s example in depth.
At the Academy, the expert Gina Kafedjian led a workshop on the main approaches to managing an event. She gave 5 key points on which the participants formed the 5 working groups with the related 5 case study approaches and started brainstorming.
The 5 Case Study key points
- Infrastructure & Location
- Footprint & Accessibility
- Promotion and Merchandise
Day 4 | Base Camp
15 | 05 | 2023
The Base Camp workshop was built on the 5 key points from Gina Kafedjian followed by three stages of preparations: understanding, research, and practice under the mentorship of the Plovdiv team, Victor, Violeta, Neli, and Franz.
The 8-hour preparations of ideas, reflection, focus, decision-making, and level-headed results culminated in a night on the majestic stage of the Ancient Theatre. As a final practice, the group attended the premiere of the Opera Open Festival 2023 – THE MERCY OF TITUS / LA CLEMENZA DI TITO with the contemporary vision of the director Vera Nemirova. She did a special behind-the-scenes talk with the participants right before the start and influenced the groups for a better presentation performance on the next day.