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15 Sep 2018

NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference 2018 - REGISTER NOW!

NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference i Helsingør 2017
Nordic-Baltic Arts Festival Conference 2018 is themed "RELEVANCE". The 2018 Conference will take place on 22-24 October 2018 in Gdansk, Poland. The Conference will 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, while attending some great Polish performances.
15 Sep 2018

CHECK!2018 engage Paul Gudgin

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the management of festivals and events including the Aldeburgh Festival, Bury St Edmunds Festival, City of London Festival, Durham International BRASS Festival and 8 years as Director of the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
15 Sep 2018

Welcome to CHECK!2018 - register NOW!

NOW YOU CAN REGISTER FOR CHECK! 2018. November 10-11 at Karlsgatan 2 in Västerås. This year, Paul Gudgin, who lectures on festivals and events throughout the world, will play a central role. He holds six lectures and workshops. Oterwise it's CHECK! as usual. This year, as last year, Region Västmanland will host the conference. See the THE PROGRAM  and register(Swedish)  Read more about CHECK! (Swedish)
15 Sep 2018

Closing News - Atelier Gothenburg 2018

EFA Academy participants in Gothenburg August 2018
On 29 August The Festival Academy (an initiative of the European Festivals Association, EFA) officially closed the 14th edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 23 - 29 August 2018, co-organised with Kultur I Väst, the cultural administration of the Region Västra Götaland in collaboration with 
27 Aug 2018

Umefolk - new member of Sweden Festivals

Umefolk 2019 - vem ska vi boka, mejla dina förslag....
Umefolk is one of the largest folk music festivals in Sweden, and is held every year in the last weekend of February. Next time is 21-24 February. It is a festival for everyone that are interested in folk music and dance; we create meeting places for old and young, amateurs and professionals, dancers and musicians. The festival has a wide program with concerts, dancing, shows, workshops and activities for children. Read more at Umefolk


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 4th NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference will take place in Gdansk, Poland in October/November 2018.

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 the 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

Join Sweden Festivals and take part in our international network, training, meetings and all our festivalknowledge. Together we develop FestivalSweden!

Sweden Festivals is a member of EFA

Sweden Festivals is a member of EFA (European Festival Association). EFA gathers festivals and collective festival organisations from all of Europa with support of EU.