EFA, in close partnership with its 31 national partners, the EFFE Hubs and the European Commission, connects European festivals and presents them on the FestivalFinder.eu to the larger public.
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, travelers, academics, journalists, bloggers, policy makers, city developers…through the world of Europe’s diverse cultural space. It is rooted in and steered by the festival’s community with the support of the European Union.
About the European Festivals Association (EFA)
and EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe
Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – EFFE is a preparatory action initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA), supported by the European Commission and European Parliament. EFFE brings the arts to the attention of audiences with a searchable database that also serves for all sorts of interactions and initiatives recognizing the work of Europe’s diverse arts festivals landscape.
The European Festivals Association’s mission is to unite and represent its member festivals across Europe and the world by contributing to the artistic life of Europe. It acts as the most important platform for arts festivals. By supporting and enabling artistic creation, production and participation, EFA and its members ensure that the human right of access to culture made a reality for all citizens. The interaction between festivals, with public authorities and the other stakeholders in the arts, are central to EFA’s work.
A new online search tool to bring the arts everywhere: EFFE’s FestivalFinder.eu
On 14 November, the European Festivals Association (EFA) launches the FestivalFinder.eu, an online search tool for audiences worldwide to discover all arts festivals, from music to theatre, street arts to dance, literature, … in 45 countries in Europe near and far.
The FestivalFinder.eu is part of the initiative ‘Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – EFFE ’.
It guides international audiences, festival lovers, artists, managers, travelers, academics, journalists, bloggers, policy makers, city developers,…through the world of Europe’s diverse cultural space. It is rooted in and steered by the festival’s community with the support of the European Commission and Parliament.
In partnership with arts festivals, cities, tourism boards and last but not least the audiences the FestivalFinder.eu ambitions to be the most up-to-date, comprehensive, insightful and practical guide to Europe’s arts festivals.
Registration on the FestivalFinder.eu is open as of today, 14 November, for free and easy to do. Already 1129 organizations are part of this online tool: the EFFE Label winners in 2015-2016 or in 2017-2018.
The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals attributed for their work in the field of the arts, community involvement, and international openness.
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