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Quote of the Week
"Festivals are ubiquitous. There is no place, no continent, no country, no community, no culture, no civilisation in which they are not present. While they are regularly dismissed as trivial, their omnipresence would suggest that they exist to fulfil a profound need in humanity."
EFA – Giving festivals a voice!
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.