artistic director


Artistic directors are in charge of the programme of an artistic project or a cultural organisation. They are responsible for the strategic vision, the visibility and the quality of all kind of artistic activities and services such as theatre and dance companies. Artistic directors also manage staff, finances and policies.

Alternative label

  • artistic director for dance company

  • orchestra artistic director

  • festival director

  • artistic consultant

  • ballet director

  • venue programming director

  • director of programming

  • opera director

  • art director

  • theatre director

  • venue programming manager

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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