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Festivals are first and foremost about art.

Ján Figel’, European Commissioner for Culture

The Association

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.

Find out everything about EFA: its mission, its historical background and development. Who are the partners of the European Festivals Association, how can a festival become a member, and what are the benefits of becoming a member? What happens in the world of festivals? 

European Festivals Association (EFA)
Kleine Gentstraat 46, B-9051 Gent, Belgium
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