4 jul 2017

Arts Festival Summit 2017 concluded in Wiesbaden

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. 

The Summit discussed the hot topics of festival making: new audiences and connecting different cultures through festival programming, cultural diplomacy, new business models and the work with both established and emerging artists. “We have insisted that artists be fluent in the language of bureaucracy; instead we should insist that bureaucrats learn the language of poetry” as Sir Jonathan Mills said provocatively in his keynote speech.

Read more about the EFFE meet-up