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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?

Drakamöllan i vinterskrud
10 Jan 2019

Inbjudan att söka stipendier för en vistelse på Drakamöllan

Drakamöllan, an old skåne farm on Österlen in Skåne, also a venue for an annual opera festival, is in the process of creating a meeting place and a platform for researchers and scientists from all over the Nordic region and all disciplines, from technology to the humanities, to artists, cultural workers , journalists and social debates. Drakamöllan - Nordic Forum for Culture and Science invites you to apply for scholarships for a stay at Drakamöllan February 10, 2019 - February 23, 2019.

EFFE international jury 2019-2020 (photo)
10 Jan 2019

EFFE International Jury and Creative Europa 2021-2027

The EFFE International Jury was gathering in Brussels on 7-8 September, together with the EFFE Hubs, to define the final criteria and the competitive process of this European scheme for festivals preparing for Creative Europe 2021-2027. In total 1129 festivals have received the European recognition for arts festivals in the pilot phase of EFFE. A new online search tool for audiences worldwide is added to the programme: The Festival Finder went online in the middle of November 2018.

EFFE-märkets logga
10 Jan 2019

How can festivals apply for the EFFE Label?

The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. 715 festivals across Europe were awarded the EFFE Label 2017-2018. How can festivals apply for the EFFE Label? The application for the EFFE Label 2019-2020 is now open. Are you running a festival and would like to join the community of festivals with the EFFE Label?

9 Jan 2019

Add your festival to EFFE's FestivalFinder.eu

Log in or register to add your festival. Are you an arts festival? You have a primary focus on the development, presentation and/or participation in arts and culture, including the following disciplines: Architecture - Circus - Dance - Design, Applied arts - Digital arts - Film - Heritage - Literature - Music - Opera - Photography - Spoken word, Storytelling - Street Arts - Theatre - Visual arts? You occur in a defined region in a defined period of time in one of the at the moment 43 participating countries. You exist for at least one edition? Do you join our ambition to reach out to the th