Working the island

Every year, hundreds of cultural professionals flock to Oerol to see exciting new work, get inspired and get together in the barns, woods, dunes and beaches of Terschelling. If you’re coming to Oerol for work, make sure you register as an Oerol Professional to get more out of your festival experience. 

Ontmoeting Insitu makers in de backstage professionals lounge tijdens Oerol 2023.
professionals in gesprek over klimaatrechtvaardig produceren tijdens het derde kunst boven klimaat tijdens Oerol 2023

Why register?

  • To make sure that you can see the work you need to see as a professional, you can be the first to purchase tickets during a dedicated pre-sale. The pre-sale begins on 13th May 2024, at 12:00 CET.
  • Our talks programme takes you deeper into the ideas and processes behind the work you see at the festival. Join us at festival hub de Deining to get inspired by fellow artists, thinkers and programmers throughout the festival. Talks are open to everyone at Oerol, but as an Oerol professional you can head backstage and keep the conversation going.
  • To help you connect with your fellow Oerol Professionals we’ll be organising informal meetings throughout the festival, backstage at festival hub de Deining. More about this later.
  • Oerol Professionals come to Terschelling to see the festival, but also to see each other. As part of your registration, you can add your profile to our online directory of professionals attending the festival. This directory is a resource for networking, allowing you to see who else will be at the festival, what they’re looking for, and when they’ll be available to meet up.

What makes you an Oerol Professional?

When applying to be an Oerol Professional, you’ll need to show that you work in the cultural sector for a programming organisation, production house, funder, policy organisation or as an artist or art student and/or that your work can increase Oerol’s social and environmental impact.

Not sure if you’re an Oerol Professional? Reach out to


We will make a selection based on the information you provide when you register to ensure you fulfil the criteria to be an Oerol Professional. The cost of the professional wristband is the same as a regular festival wristband. If you’re under 35, you’re eligible to purchase the professional wristband at the reduced price offered to younger general attendees.

Please note that it can take up to two weeks for us to process your registration. 

twee professionals in gesprek over natuur en kolonialisme tijdens een Tent Talk op Oerol 2023.