Application for the EFFE Label 2019-2020 is open!
The European Festivals Association (EFA) calls all European festivals to apply for the EFFE Label 2019-2020, showing their engagement in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals.
FestivalFinder.eu is an online search tool for audiences to discover all arts festivals, from music to theatre, streets arts to dance, literature, … in 45 countries in Europe near and far. It guides international audiences, festival lovers, festival makers, artists, travellers, academics, journalists, bloggers, policy makers, city developers...through the world of Europe’s diverse cultural space. It is rooted in and steered by the festivals community with the support of the European Union.
In addition to the EFFE Label 2019-2020, an International Jury will give EFFE Awards to a selection of practices and ambitions within the arts festivals’ community. The next edition will take place in September 2019 in BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Have a look at the awarded festivals from 2015 and 2017.
The EFFE Label and Award winners benefit from the peer recognition for their work and values, increased visibility, new networking opportunities both face-to-face and online and further involvement in the artistic community.
Sofie & Carlo episode 4
Somewhere in Europe a festival is underway. Every day brings a crisis. Somehow the big people in charge only ever arrive at the end. Only the two young interns, Sofie and Carlo, stand between triumph and disaster.
Mother Tongues Festival - EFFE Laureate
Ireland is now a country where many languages are spoken but most in the privacy of homes, not in public. The Mother Tongues Festival tackles that monolingual public space by offering a high quality artistic programme. 'Maybe we are saying these are not foreign languages – it's the way Ireland is now,' says Festival Producer Francesca la Morgia, 'More and more families live in bilingual or trilingual households.'