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19 Apr 2017

Ny(A)modigheter - last chance for summer festivals!

Logga Ny(A)modigheter
Application deadline April 30 April. Answer in mid-May. As an organizer and member of one of the associations listed below, all organizers have four opportunities in 2017 to apply for a grant of up to 15 000/concert to carry out a brave conception - something that goes beyond what you usually put on stage. You do not have to be a music festival to apply, you only need a project where music is a central part. And it is not impossible to apply more than once. Ny(a)modigheter also includes training in one of our four seminar weekends.
29 Mar 2017

Landskrona Foto Festival - new member of Sweden Festivals

Landskrona foto festival
Sweden Festivals is committed to become a festival organisation in the European context - a members based collective of ART FESTIVALS in all fields of the art. Landskrona Foto Festival recently became a new member. No institution in the country has hitherto tried to show the dynamic and complex role it entails to exhibit the best of contemporary international and Swedish photography, and simultaneously to be a centre of learning for the theory and history of photography – with the emphasis on Scandinavia, but taking a broader view when necessary. Landskrona Foto aims to do this.
29 Mar 2017

The Festival Platform in Gothenburg - Conference 1 April

Saturday, April 1st the Festival Platform organises its annual conference. The confernce is particularly aimed at those who organise or plan to start a cultural festival, but also for those who work with the festival and organising issues in other ways, such as cultural administration and tourism within the municipality or the region. The theme of the day revolves around the site's significance for the festival, and the festival's importance to the community where it takes place. In addition eight cultural festivals from Västra Götaland give short presentations.
28 Mar 2017

What is a bold concert concept for you?

Projektet Nyamodigheters logga
What is a bold concert concept for you? What would you like to programme, but not dared so far? Ny(A)modigheter is a project run by MAIS with support from the Postkodlotteriets Kulturstiftelse. As a member of Sweden Festivals, you can apply for support of the project Ny(A)modigheter. And of course festivals within other artforms than music can apply .... as long as you do music. And for such a festival that is probably bold!
27 Mar 2017

Time to increase support for independent culture

Kulturrådets Generaldirektör Staffan Forssell
Economic conditions for the free professional cultural operators have become increasingly tougher. Now is the time to increase support for them, writes the Director General and the Chairman of the Swedish Arts Council in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Today, on March 1, the Arts Council deliver their budget documents to the government. The Arts Council's priorities for the next three years is clear: it is time to increase support for the independent cultural sphere.
27 Mar 2017

EFFE: the Swedish jury has spoken

On March 15, the five members of the national EFFE jury met in Stockholm and went through all the Swedish applications. The jury - composed by Sweden Festivals - consisted of Ulrika Bandeira, Festivalcentrum - a network of film festivals in Stockholm; Carita Forslund, Kultur i Väst - and responsible for their Festival Platform; Peter Eriksson, artistic director of Saxå Chamber Music Festival; Gerd Román Hall, director of Lund Choral Festival and Sten Johannisson Thörne, President of Dalhalla Opera.
27 Mar 2017

EU Commissioner for Culture meet with European festivals

Europeiska festivaler möter Tibor Navracsics
On 23 February 25 renowned Festival Directors from all over Europe and beyond met the European Commissioner for Culture, Mr. Tibor Navracsics in Brussels at the invitation of the European Festivals Association (EFA). The Commission and EFA agreed on a continued strong collaboration for the best of the arts, artists and cross-border and cross-continental cooperation. Peter Eriksson, President of Sweden Festivals attended the meeting.


Från juni 2015 kommer Sweden Festivals regelbundet sprida ett nyhetsbrev till alla intresserade. Med aktuella nyheter om festivaler i Sverige och utomlands för festivalarrangörer, artister, konstnärer, politiker, administratörer och andre aktörer och intressenter inom konst- och kulturområdet.

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NordicBaltic Festival Platform

The 3rd NordicBaltic Festival Platform conference will take place in November 2017.

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EFFE Label 2017-2018: APPLY NOW!

New deadline 24 February

The second edition of EFFE is prolonged! Apply for an EFFE Label for your festival. Deadline 24 February 2017.

Festivals come in all shapes and sizes. Within EFFE a festival is cultural/artisic event " that takes place in a specified place, over a specified period of time and are conceived as a total package". It is a loose description. All festivals that meet the criteria are invited to apply. See Guidelines for details.



The unbound force

Sweden is behind the rest of Europe when it comes to recognizing the FESTIVAL as an important cultural carrier, says Peter Eriksson and Noomi Hedlund at the Association of Sweden Festivals. Read more HERE (Swedish)

Music Festivals a Changing World

Music Festivals a Changing World - an International comparison. 

The book is available from Sweden Festivals


Your festival can be a member

Sweden Festivals is a member of EFA