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[Go Green] Galway International Arts Festival
In 2023, GIAF introduced Green Ambassadors as part of its Volunteer Programme to promote best waste management practices, extend the single-use plastic ban, and increase recycling. Read the story to know more!
[Go Green] RZM Festival
RZM festival went green with car-sharing, river-sourced non-drinking water, and eco-friendly infrastructure built from local wood and bamboo. Dry toilets with sawdust replaced chemical ones, minimising environmental impact. Read the story to know more about it!
[Go Green] i-Fest International Film Festival
i-Fest GREEN, situated in Pollino National Park, prioritises environmental consciousness through cinema and direct experiences. The festival, committed to leaving locations cleaner, engages youth with initiatives like i-Clean and adheres to the Plastic Free campaign. Activities include screenings, thematic meetings, and the use of electric cars for sustainable transportation.
[Go Green] 'nTramenti
'nTramenti festival aimed at promoting awareness, care, and respect for the environment, with a focus on marginalised areas in the Southern Italy hinterland. Read their insightful story to know more!
[Go Green] Earthink Festival
Earthink Festival marked its twelfth edition by adopting an itinerant format, symbolically mirroring the journey of waste from mountains to sea, fostering participation and awareness. Recognising the interconnectedness of environmental and general sustainability, the Earthink Festival pledged to pursue Agenda 2030 objectives. These include preserving natural heritage, promoting regional economic development, and supporting local entities dedicated to environmental protection.
EFFEA Call#3: Pre-annoucement
EFFEA will open its third call for festivals to support emerging artists on 15 January. Time to work on your residency project and submit it before 19 March 2024.
[Go Green] BallArte Festival
The Ballarte Festival in the Aragonese Pyrenees emphasises humanity's connection with nature through eco-social activities. This year, the festival prioritised eco-friendly practices, including reducing CO2 impact in travel, minimising waste, and adopting exclusively vegetarian cuisine. The move sparked discussions about the environmental impact of the food industry, highlighting the festival's commitment to sustainability.
Launch of EFFE Label 2024-2025
We are delighted to announce that festivals can apply for the brand new EFFE Label 2024-2025. The EFFE Label is celebrating soon 10 years of existence: It is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness.
[Go Green] Off The Beaten Path
In its latest edition, Off The Beaten Path festival maintained its dedication to environmental causes by collaborating with various organisations to promote recycling and responsible waste management. Explore the story for further details!
[Go Green] Music Biennale Zagreb
The Music Biennale Zagreb 2023 programme had a strong emphasis on sustainability. It promoted eco-consciousness, supported female artists, and connected composers and musicians, fostering a sustainable festival while showcasing the highest quality contemporary music.
[Go Green] POLIS Teatro Festival
GAIA is a project that aims to raise awareness of climate change through theatre. It adapts its ephemeral set (made only of fog and video projections) to experiment with new good practices that reduce the environmental impact of the circulation of the performances. Read the full story now!
[Go Green] Valley of Arts Festival
Valley of Arts' Festival Director explains their journey to promote sustainability and eco-friendly practices. Despite initially facing resistance from partners, she gradually convinced them to adopt green initiatives and involve more partners in these eco-friendly efforts. Read the story to know more about it.