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20 May - 03 June 2020


The Bergen International Festival has employees in 23,3 man-years (per 31 Dec 2019). In addition, a couple of hundred volunteers contributes to the implementation of the Festival in May and June.

The CEO and Artistic Director is Anders Beyer, whose fixed term lasts until 2026.

Festival Director
Anders Beyer

The list below is arranged alphabetically by job title. You can also find more information on how to contact the Festival here.

Karianne Mjelde

Administrative Assistant
Dorota Zaniewicz

Communications Advisor
Silje Sæterdal Bøyum

Communications and Digital Manager
Silje Vestvik

Financial Director
Tom Nymark

Head of Production
Eirik Jørstad

IT Manager
Dag Erik Hagesæter

Marketing and Communications Director
Nina Lauvsnes

Organisation Secretary / PA to Director
Trude H. Claussen

Production and Logistics Manager
Elisabeth Hobrad

Tormod Kleiveland

Programme Manager
Tonje Elisabeth Peersen

Project Manager
Pål Ferstad-Løland

Project Manager
Rachel Louis

Sales and Marketing Manager
Ramona Helén Horn

Sponsorship Manager (on leave)
Lene Therese Steimler

Sponsorship Manager (temp.)
Elise Hopland Irgens  

Sustainability Manager and Sponsorship Coordinator
Vanja Hoff

See also the festival report for a complete overview (currently available in Norwegian only).

Read about the Board and statutes of the Bergen International Festival.


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