FETEN 2018. The European Performing Arts Fair for Children

FETEN 2018. The European Performing Arts Fair for Children

FETEN, the European performing arts fair for boys and girls, is organised by Gijón council. Designed to foster love of the theatre, this international event is a yearly must-attend for more than 500 professionals who take part in its sessions and for thousands of girls and boys, young people and whole families who fill its theatres and other venues.

It is an event that promotes exchanges and cooperation between the various creation and distribution sectors of the performing arts. The importance and prominence acquired by Children's Theatre in Spain and in virtually all of Europe have led to a need for a place or venue that makes it possible for programmers, companies and professionals in this field to gather, exchange, and share interests, experiences and knowledge and form direct links while seeking together to raise and dignify the increasingly high quality of the performing arts ​​for and by children.

The proposals of leading specialists in the field of child and youth theatre from different points of view help to make these discussions a dynamic forum from which to approach the issues of theatre aimed at children and teenagers. All of this means that FETEN has not only a market aspect (exhibition of theatrical shows and contracts for them with promoters and programmers), but also a framework of permanent and ongoing debate. The 2018 edition has programmed the 3rd International Encounter: "Performing Arts for Children and Youth: Present and Future", where, with the support of AC/E, directors of festivals from different countries, will share their experience in this field.
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