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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.