Eye-to-Eye, The Festival Quarterly
‘Eye-to-Eye, The Festival Quarterly’ is the European Festivals Association’s (EFA) brand new E-magazine. It assembles a variety of voices that speak about our society, the state of the arts and reasons why the arts exist, concepts, and moments in contemporary life. It includes articles EFA commissions and material editors provide. It reflects EFA’s journey to broaden conversations and dig into the habitat of festivals, taking us well beyond the process of festival making. Eye-to-Eye is published every 3 months. Stay tuned!
The Summer edition Eye-to-Eye offers you stories, perspectives, phenomenon and reflections related to the current situation in which we live, told from the point of view of 6 authors, among which:
- Aleš Šteger - How to live after the end of reflection
- Ayoko Mensah - Afropolitan festivals: a challenge
- Alicja Gescinska - On Music, Morality and Krzysztof Penderecki
- Tomáš Sedláček - Advantages of disadvantages, or don’t let the quarantine slip through your fingers
- Melanie Burge - The pandemic’s immediate impact on performing arts in Australia
- Simon Mundy - Mediterranean Blues
☀️ Enjoy the read and the end of a special festival Summer! 📖👓
[Go green] Porta Ferrada Festival
In 2023, Porta Ferrada Festival prioritised sustainability with reusable cups and funding beach cleaning. Over 24,000 ecological glasses were distributed, embodying their commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement.
[Go green] Rock for People Festival
In collaboration with Komerční banka, it was created the KB FutureFest 2030 zone at Rock for People, highlighting a sustainable festival vision with solar/hydrogen-powered stages, eco-friendly materials, and discussions on sustainability.
[Go Green] Medieval Festival of Rhodes
The Medieval Rose Festival offers a living history experience, transporting participants to an era with sustainable practices like creative recycling and minimal waste. Emphasising experiential archaeology, the event promotes eco-friendly concepts, from reusable ceramic cups to minimal electricity usage, fostering a connection between medieval lifestyles and contemporary sustainability.