9 Jan 2019

Add your festival to EFFE's

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

9 Jan 2019

Who are the countries in EFFE? includes arts festivals from 45 countries: The EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Kingdom (UK). The Creative Europe countries: Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Tunisia, Armenia, Kosovo. Other included countries: Swi

9 Jan 2019

Get Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals

The European Festivals Association (EFA) calls all European festivals to apply for the EFFE Label 2019-2020, showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals.

EFA, in close partnership with its 31 national partners, the EFFE Hubs and the European Commission, connects European festivals and presents them on the to the larger public.

22 Nov 2018

Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe - new round 2019-2020

The 3rd edition of the EFFE-Label was launched on 14 November. 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 have the EFFE Label 2017-2018. The new call was launched in 45 countries simoultaneously. In 31 of the participating countries EFFE is represented by an EFFE Hub. They are the national and regional contact points for the festivals that want to engage in the EFFE festivals community. In Sweden the hub is Sweden Festivals.

Turnéfest november 2018 - kartuppslag
22 Nov 2018

TurnéFest - biggest national live music initiative of the decade

From 5 to 25 November, 26 concerts, in the form of 5 tours, in 17 regions around Sweden in the genres of singer-songwriter music, jazz, chamber music, world music and contemporary art music. Artists are Loke and the ensembles GKN5, Anders Hagberg with Melodic Melange, Odd Size and GAHLMM. Behind TurnéFest is SAMSPEL - an initiative of the association Music Organizers in Cooperation (MAIS), commissioned by the Swedish Performing Arts Agency (Musikverket) to develop and test sustainable models for future tour structures.

MADE logga
21 Nov 2018

Music, Art, Dance, etc - MADE Final!

This year's MADE festival is filled with music, dance and art from different parts of the world. Frida Hyvönen gives an intimate grand piano concert on the Main Stage. VAZ gives us innovative beats and enchanting texts. Folkoperans "God in Disguise" asks the question of who is the invisible god among us today? In the dance performance Host, the Filipino choreographer and world champion of Pole Dance, Eisa Jocson, show our expectations of femininity and entertainment. The movie Yellow Fever of Ng 'Endo focuses on African women's view of themselves.

Logga. Stockholm Early Music Festival X-mas edition
21 Nov 2018

Festivals expand in time and space

Many festivals are not limited to just their FESTIVAL. Two Stockholm festivals, Stockholm Early Music Festival (SEMF)* and Festival O/Modernt, are expanding and operate throughout the year. SEMF organizes their  X-MAS Edition on December 15th. Festival O/Modernt operates a chamber orchestra for young musicians and recently organized a Nordic-Baltic Mini-Festival - a musical journey around the Baltic Sea with musicians and composers from the Nordic and Baltic countries - in collaboration with Länsmusiken in Stockholm and Blåsarsymfonikerna.

Peace Patrol volunteers on Pol'and*Rock Festival
16 Nov 2018

The cultural war in Poland

The current cultural war in Poland is, in many ways, similar to the cultural policies of Victor Orbans Hungary. The background is the nationalist policy that requires cultural institutions to follow the views of the authorities on national identity. In Hungary and Poland, therefore, they remove cultural leaders and replace them with new government-controlled people. Which took place at the Second World War Museum in Gdansk. Sweden Festivals and other organizers of the recent NordicBaltic Arts Festival Conference in Gdansk experienced the Polish cultural climate in October.

Deltagare på CHECK!2 2018 i Västerås 10-11 november
15 Nov 2018

CHECK! 2018 - a meeting for the future in art and culture

Intense, just long enough, food for thought and creative were some of the reviews on the two days in Västerås that ended Sunday 11 November. Paul Gudgin, the conference's main lecturer, with long festivals experience in Great Britain, said afterwards: "It was really enjoyable and a great group to work with. It is always a pleasure to work in Sweden, but last weekend was definitely a highlight for me!" CHECK! is for those who have arranged for a while, just started, or are curious new organizers of art. CHECK!