Fairgrounds Manager Sanctuary

After the success of the inaugural AAM Fairgrounds Managers Sanctuary in December 2017, and thanks to an Australia Council grant we are delighted to offer the program again this December.  

The 2018 Fairgrounds Managers Sanctuary will be held in Berry on the NSW South Coast, immediately following Fairgrounds Festival, from Sunday 2nd - Wednesday 5th December

The concept behind the “Fairgrounds Manager Sanctuary” is to value managers as professionals and build strong peer to peer management networks locally and internationally. The informally structured program, facilitated by Executive Director Leanne de Souza, aims to share insights and learnings from a global industry that is constantly shifting. There will be opportunities to switch off and relax, go for swims, eat meals together, unwind for the year too. 

As a super-valued financial member you are the first to know - we are currently seeking EOIs from experienced managers working releases and touring internationally. The right attitude to peer learning and sharing is required to get the most out of the concept.   

We are currently seeking EOI for a limited number of spaces available – you will need to be:

  • A current financial Executive or General AAM member

  • Building significant inroads internationally for your artist/s

  • Travel subsidies are available but you may be required to make any 'gap' costs in your travel to Berry 

The grant allows us to provide each manager with 3 nights accommodation, catering and workshop staff and resources. 

If you are interested in participating please complete the Expression of Interest form HERE by Tuesday 6 November.

The AAM gratefully acknowledged the support of Handsome Tours for the provision of Fairgrounds guest passes for all participants, and Australia Council for some financial support.

The AAM thanks Alastair Burns (Heartstop Music) for his work spearheading this concept!

Thanks and look forward to seeing some of you there!  

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