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Quote of the Week
More than ever, in present and future times, a festival must be an effective vehicle for peace and social cohesion and must ensure an open perspective on the world; to this end it must be very active, unconventional and prepared to take risks.
Enrique Gamez Ortega, Director Granada Festival
The European Festivals Association is the umbrella organisation for festivals across Europe and beyond. One of the oldest cultural networks in Europe, it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1952 as a joint initiative of the eminent conductor Igor Markevitch and the great philosopher Denis de Rougemont. Since its foundation, the Association has grown from 15 festivals into a dynamic network representing more than 100 music, dance, theatre and multidisciplinary festivals, national festival associations and cultural organisations from 41 countries.
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