FEST CONFERENCE 2021 – Svendborg

6th to 9th of October 2021

Innovation on the Shoulders of Tradition

The FEST 2021 conference - Innovation on the Shoulders of Tradition, is hosted by Fortaeler i Danmark. Each year we welcome over 100 participants and different stakeholders from the international storytelling community inviting them to meet and wield new alliances, share knowledge and best practices, explore and develop new skills. The conference will focus on innovation of the performing art in this changing world, innovation of the tradition of oral storytelling and the role of tradition in renewing the art. We will offer workshops and lectures, open discussions and structured network opportunities. 


The conference will be based in Svendborg, a pretty and historical harbour town of Southern Denmark. From here the conference participants will have a day trip to: Odense, where the Hans Christians Andersen centre, part of University of Southern Denmark will host one or more lectures,


Hotel Svendborg - https://hotelsvendborg.dk/en/welcome/

COVID-19: travel to Denmark

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Organised by Fortaellere i Danmark

Supported by

The Creative Europe programme of the EU


Past Conferences

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    FEST CONFERENCE 2018 – Ljubljana (Slovenia)

    The 2018 FEST Conference is a place for storytellers and organisations to meet exchange and share on different themes that touch the oral storytelling community. This year we’ll lead you through a series of lectures and workshops concerning storytelling and heritage in the Balkans, Storytelling as a performing art in contemporary theatre, storytelling and digital arts.

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    Since County Louth is part of the border region between Northern Ireland (U.K.) and the Republic of Ireland, the theme of the conference was Storytelling in Borderlands. On Friday 23 June we traveled to Co. Armagh to visit Emhain Mhacha (Navan Fort), the seat of the ancient Kingdom of Ulster, and Armagh City, which is now the Ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland.

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  • FEST CONFERENCE 2016 – PARIS (France)

    A rendez-vous for exchanging and sharing on different themes, in a framework of workshops and conferences, guided and directed by tellers and teams of both associations (La Maison Du Conte and APAC) as well as by outside participants (professors, researchers as well as artists in other disciplines).

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