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5 Jul 2017

2017 Call for NordicBaltic collaborative art projects

Call for NBFP collaborative projects. Image from Passagefestival.nu
As a practical initiative to foster artistic exchange, the NBFP has opened its 3rd call for cross-border collaborative projects. The initiative aims to bring together festivals for new and, hopefully, long lasting partnerships and to foster the exchange of practices and artistic ideas. Applications will be accepted until Monday, 31 July 2017 (included). Applying is open for all arts & culture festivals in the eligible countries including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Åland Islands, Greenland, Poland and the Russian Federation.
5 Jul 2017

Festivals -Tourism - Local communities

The 2017 Conference of the NordicBaltic Festival Platform (NBFP) will be the first-ever dual-city event, taking place on 21-22 November 2017 in Helsingør/Helsingborg (Denmark/Sweden).The Conference aims to bring together managers and artistic directors of festivals from all fields of art and culture to exchange ideas and best practices, make new connections and explore various possibilities for cooperation, and to visit some of the great, avant garde arts shows from the Nordics. NBFP has the far-reaching goal to engage up to 500 Nordic-Baltic arts & culture festivals in its activities. 
5 Jul 2017

CHECK! 2017 - save the date!

Check! - seminars, meeting place and inspiration for organisers of concerts and music events. Welcome to two creative and contentious days in Västerås, 18-19 November. Check! Is aimed at you who have been organising  for a while, just started to do so or are planning to organise concerts. We aim to strengthen both already established organisers and to help new initiatives over the threshold into the public support system available to music organisers.
4 Jul 2017

Sök stöd till jämställd festival 4-25 september 2017

In the autumn of 2017, Musikverket opens for the second time a targeted call for festivals that want to invest in equal programming 2018. The money that the festivals can seek will go straight to fees, travels and accommodation for professionally active free musicians and composers. The call for applications is open from 4 to 25 September, but already now the criteria can be read on Musikverket's website.
4 Jul 2017

EFA elected new president and board

During the Arts Festival Summit in Wiesbaden, Rheingau, 3-5 May, a historic EFA General Assembly concluded on 5 May in the Hessischer Landtag, the first time that the parliament opened its doors to non-parliamentarians, the members elected a completely new board, Vice-Presidents and President, Governor Jan Briers (President of the Federation of Music Festivals in Flanders). EFA also welcomed back Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca to th
4 Jul 2017

715 festivals from 39 countries received the EFFE Label

715 festivals from 39 countries received the EFFE Label 2017-2018 as ‘remarkable festivals’ in Europe. On 4 May, the Label 2017-2018 results were announced by the International Jury chaired by Sir Jonathan Mills. EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, is Europe’s Label for remarkable festivals initiated by the European Festivals Association. It is an international festival community connecting festivals that are deeply committed to the arts, their communities and Europe.
4 Jul 2017

Arts Festival Summit 2017 concluded in Wiesbaden

On 5 May, the European Festivals Association concluded its Arts Festivals Summit 2017 hosted by the Rheingau Musik Festival with a great success, when 230 festival makers EFA members, EFFE Label Festivals and Atelier Alumni met in Wiesbaden at the invitation of Mr. Michael Herrmann and his Rheingau Musik Festival team for 3 intense days of inspiring exchanges with colleagues and friends from all over the world. 


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NordicBaltic Festival Platform

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

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715 festivals to get the EFFE Label 2017-2018

At the Arts Festival Summit Europe's 715 remarkable Festivals 2017-2018 received the EFFE Label in the prescence of European Commission and Parliament.

Learn more about the EFFE Label Community; age and geography HERE

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