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Quote of the Week
“Policy-makers have to recognise that the education and outreach programme comes very directly from our existence as cultural institutions, from our core mission – which is our artistic programme.”
Joanna Baker, Managing Director of the Edinburgh International 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 about 100 music, dance, theatre and multidisciplinary festivals, national festival associations and cultural organisations from 40 countries.
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