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2 Oct 2017

REGISTER NOW for the NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference

REGISTER NOW!for the Nordic-Baltic Arts Festival Conference "Festivals-tourism-local communities"  Open to festival managers and arts professionals across the sector! We are pleased to announce that the NordicBaltic Festival Platform (NBFP) has now opened registration for the 2017 conference, which is the first-ever dual-city event, taking place on 21-22 November 2017 in Helsingør/Helsingbor
2 Oct 2017

CHECK! 2017 - Västerås 18-19 November! Register NOW!

Welcome to two creative and contentious days at Karlsgatan 2 in Västerås on November 18-19. CHECK! is for you who have arranged for a while, started arranging or planning to organize concerts. We aim to strengthen both already established organizers and to help new initiatives over the threshold into the public support system available to music organizers. Check! focuses on music, but organizers within other artforms are welcome.
1 Oct 2017

EFFE Label 2017-2018! Who are the Swedish festivals?

In the fall of 2018, the next edition of Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe will start and in spring 2019 we will know what festivals in Europe may hold an EFFE Label until 2021. Here are the Swedish festivals that received a European EFFE Label 2017. We congratulate all 25 festivals for recieving the label which they hold until the next edition of EFFE is a fact. In Europe the arts are just a festival away! Båstad Chamber Music Festival Change Music Festival, Kungsbacka/Varberg Dala-Floda Operafest Dalhalla Opera, Rättvik
1 Oct 2017

EFFE Award - six remarkable festivals!

EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe - is the European Festivals Association’s mark of recognition for Europe’s most exciting arts festivals Respected festival representatives from across Europe gathered in Brussels on 18 September for the Arts Festivals Salon and announcement of the 2017 EFFE Awards. EFFE is the scheme for the recognition of Europe’s remarkable festivals selected by the European Festivals Association with the support of the European Commission and European Parliament.
1 Oct 2017

Jämställd festival - 48 festivaler sökte stöd

On September 25th at 13 pm Musikverket's call 2017: 2 closed. Who is granted support we will know in November. From 4 to 25 September, festivals could seek support to fund an equal artistic booking with artistic content to stage in 2018. The money will only go to fees, travel and accommodation. A total of 48 festivals applied for support. A message about who is granted support will be published on Musikverkets (Swedish Performing Arts Agency) website in November.
1 Oct 2017

National meeting for organizers of music in Sweden

On Saturday, October 7, at 13-16, SAMSPEL call a gathering for Sweden's music organizers and producers. At the meeting - which takes place at the Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm - SAMSPEL's new Tour Web tool, a communication platform for organisers of regional and national tours, is presented as well as SAMSPEL's new tour models. Read more and register (Swedish) HERE!
1 Oct 2017

Ny(a)modigheter - two application deadlines to go!

The project NY(A)MODIGHETER is open to member of MAIS. Like Sweden Festivals, all members have the opportunity to apply for support of up to 15,000 SEK per concert to perform brave concerts - concerts that go beyond what you usually book. The project provides financial support for concert organizers who dare to challenge themselves and existing structures.


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.

Stay tuned for more information!

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. 

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Your festival can be a member

Sweden Festivals is a member of EFA