Join Festivals for Compassion
With Festivals for Compassion, festivals around Europe express their solidarity with everyone who has been affected in any way by Corona. They do so by presenting a new solo composition by composer Calliope Tsoupaki.
On 20 June the piece will premiere during the Dutch festivals Holland Festival, Wonderfeel and Festival Classique with live broadcasts on the Dutch NPO Radio 4. The eight Festivals of Flanders (BE) and Radio Klara will take over the next day. After this, like a relay race of compassion, the work will begin its journey through Europe traveling from festival to festival, and will be shared online.
In the meantime, more than 30 festivals have joined and we hope you will join as well. Each festival selects their own artist and instrument and share their video recording online. The score can be downloaded free of charge from www.festivalsforcompassion.com... from 8 June. The relay race of compassion will be visible on this website as well as on social media of the various festivals. Participating festivals decide for themselves when they want to share their version of Tsoupaki's composition online in the coming months. Join and sign up via the website (now available in seven languages): www.festivalsforcompassion.com... you will find more information plus the application form.
EFFEA Call Coming Soon!
Get ready for 14 October! The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA will open its first call for festivals to support emerging artists on that date. Register for the info session on 13 October 2022.
Call for Youth & Festival’s Best Stories
2022 is the European Year of Youth. Young people deserve the closest attention. They have been giving so much in the last two years, putting their lives on hold in solidarity with older and more vulnerable people. We want to thank them for the way they have behaved. This is why we dedicate this call for stories to them.
Lithuanian festivals and the European Capital of Culture
More than 40 festivals, 60 exhibitions, 250 stage events, and 250 concerts. This impressive list is this year's programme within the city of Kaunas and its District, elected European Capital of Culture 2022. On this occasion, we invite you to discover with us this year's upcoming Lithuanian festivals.