Jan Maarten Hartong
Moderator & Teacher
Jan Maarten is founder and head teacher of Next Stage, the first education platform on Dance & Electronic Music culture in the Netherlands. Jan Maarten has 20 years of experience in organizing events and teaches organizing Dance events, marketing & ticketing and building professional artist careers. Aside teaching and moderating, Jan Maarten also coaches talents with their career to help them make the right choices and connections.
Meet speakers from Mysteryland, Thuishaven & Amsterdam Open Air!
During the course you will learn a lot from our key guest speakers. Meet festivals directors, bookers, stage managers, creatives who will share all their knowledge; their successes and also their failures. Get inspired and learn the fundamentals of event organizing!
Event & Organization: Festivals of the Future
History and Future of Dance Events
Concept Creation & Location
Sustainable & Future Proof Events
Budget & Sponsoring
Creating a Program & Artist Booking
Event Marketing & Ticketing
Production "Live" & Stage Management
About Next Stage
Next Stage is more than a school. Our hybrid approach to education comprises both practical and cultural courses, both masterclasses and visits to the workspace. And that’s only the beginning. Thanks to our network – including many of the Dutch festival world’s leading figures and organizations – we will help kickstart your career by landing you an apprenticeship at one of your favorite festivals. Our education is created together with key professionals who carry out our values in sustainable and innovative organization as well as originality.
“It was very educational and it is a great opportunity to make a lot of interesting contacts in the Events Industry! Five star plus for Next Stage and their courses.”
You will be able to:
After the Events & Festival Organization Course
Create an original concept and organize your own club night, rave or festival
Use your your increased network in the Dance & Event Industry to find jobs and opportunities
Have a clear view on the various roles within the event and music scene, and understand the jargon
Ready To Start Organizing Your Own Events?