Learn more about arts festivals in Europe and dig deeper in the rich cultural offer we have at our fingertips.
[Youth & Festival’s Stories] Festival MILANoLTRE
Festival MILANoLTRE called young artists to create a new artistic product inserted in the official schedule of the festival, created and designed by managerial and artistic figures under 35. This renewed its cultural offer making it more interesting for younger audiences.
[Youth & Festival’s Stories] THINK BIG! Festival
THINK BIG! is aware of the importance of stretching the contact with young people. The 2022 edition included contemporary dance and music theatre shows for children, youth and all ages. Several workshops and conversations were organised between young people and artists.
[Youth & Festival’s Stories] Travel Fest Albania
Travel Fest Albania's success of such an extensive activity was possible thanks to the extraordinary help of young volunteers. About 20 young people received the volunteer uniform and worked tirelessly to make the festival a hit.
The EFFEA Call is extended
Good news for those who need a bit more time! We have extended the deadline to apply for the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA to next week Monday, 21 November 2022.
[Youth & Festival’s Stories] Varna Summer International Music Festival
Varna Summer International Music Festival is almost 100 years “young”. Young participants and audience are not only part of the artistic platform, but also the emotional charge of the festival. Find out what activities Varna offers them.
The EFFEA Call is open: Apply now!
We are happy to announce that the EFFEA call is open. 50 festivals and their emerging artists will be selected for an artistic residency programme between 1 February and 31 December 2023. Apply before 15 November 2022.
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.
Czech presidency: festivals in the spotlight
Since 1 July, the Czech Republic assumes the EU Council presidency. No need to say that it has a lot on its plate for its turn at the helm of the Council of the European Union. To go with this change, we invite you to (re)discover this summer's rich programme of Czech festivals.
Partnership between the European Commission and festivals for the European Year of Youth
What are you up to this summer? Just right for the start of the main festival season, the European Festivals Association joins forces with the European Commission and Yourope for the European Year of Youth.
Kids-friendly music festivals
As the World Music Day (21 June) is celebrated everywhere, you start looking at festivals’ dates and think “I wish I could go but I can’t with my kids…”. Well, you shouldn’t! Many festivals include the whole family in their programme, organising activities for all ages. So come together and you will have just as much fun as they will!