If I could learn one or two things about at least half of the festivals that will be at Poznan 2014 I will definitely come back home much richer and ready to push Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo to another level. I come to Poznan 2014 hoping to be inspired to grow as a person and in the process help the festival I represent and by extension help the Zimbabwe Festivals Network move to the next level, especially in terms of festival management.- said Raisedon Baya from Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo on Atelier's blog.
Today on Monday 20 October 2014 at 18:00 at Zamek Culture Centre the Atelier will be opened by Dariusz Jaworski, Deputy Mayor of Poznan, Karol Działoszyński, Chairman of the Malta Foundation Board and Anna Hryniewiecka, Director Zamek Culture Center. Darko Brlek, President of the European Festivals Association (EFA) and Prof. Jerzy Limon, Director of the Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre will welcome the Atelier group. Kathrin Deventer, Secretary General of EFA will introduce the Atelier and Mark Ball will kick off the Atelier with a keynote speech setting the tone for 7 days of intense discussions and inspiring exchanges. The Atelier POZNAN 2014 will close with a public session on Sunday 26 October 2014 at 18:00 at Zamek Culture Centre, including a closing speech by Robyn Archer.