16 Oct 2023

New seminar on Emerging Artists and National Festival Meeting at Umeå Jazz Festival

When; Saturday 28 October at 13.15-15.15, ZOOM, link will be announced later
Where; Umeå Folkets Hus during the Umeå Jazz Festival
In addition; Accreditation for Umeå Jazz Festival
Target group; Members and festivals who want to broaden their network, engage emerging artists or who want to broaden their international collaboration
Included; Support for travel and accommodation, lunch, coffee, and accreditation to the Festival

1 Mar 2022

In solidarity with Ukraine

We are deeply affected by what is happening now in Ukraine and would like to express solidarity to cultural organisations, artists and all people in the region on behalf of all EFA members worldwide. 

Europe is a common home for all its citizens and people. The twentieth-century of unprecedented horrific wars and suffering is behind us. Hopes and dreams are alive of people who want to create peace, freedom, and security. There is no justification for war. We are all losers when peace and freedom are threatened. Let's raise our voices in defence of Peace.

30 Nov 2021

[Press release] The festivals community came together for the European Festivals Association’s Arts Festivals Summit in Galway

The members of the European Festivals Association (EFA), the festivals community and their stakeholders came together in Galway for the Arts Festivals Summit from 22 to 24 November 2021, in person and online.During the General Assembly meeting, EFA members voted in ten new festivals to join the association and elected the new board of directors.

4 Nov 2021

Sweden Festivals hires Business Manager

Thanks to support from The Swedish Arts Council we can strengthen our work to support art festivals Sweden. We are initiating a plan to promote our member festivals in the restart after the pandemic. For this, we have received money from the Cultural Council, which creates conditions for activities and to engage a business manager for six month.

Foto: Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet
17 Oct 2019

The Minister of Culture praises the Art Festival

"A letter means so much," it is said, and we at Sweden Festivals can only agree.

In a letter about cultural festivals in general and the Uppsala International Guitar Festival in particular, Sweden's Minister of Culture Amanda Lind writes.

"A world without art and culture would be a meager place. So empty, desolate and sterile. It is culture that creates the vitality and dynamic that characterizes our human coexistence. Let me put it bluntly: it is culture that makes us human!

And what is a better form of culture than our festivals?