EFA - The Festival Network

The European Festivals Association (EFA) has been uniting distinguished music, dance, theatre and multidisciplinary arts festivals from Europe and beyond for more than 60 years.

100 festivals, 40 countries, endless connections

Today, the European Festivals Association (EFA) connects about 100 festivals and festival associations in 40 countries. EFA members are the core element that make the Association an open, influential, international place for any festival that wants to be part of a bigger festival community.

Festivals have been working across borders and cultures since the dawn of festivals, before Europe was a project of unity, before Europe was a space that aimed to facilitate cross-border exchanges. EFA brings festivals together to inspire one another, fosters an exchange of knowledge, helps festivals to speak with one strong voice to shape policy developments, increases networking opportunities, and keeps festivals informed about issues at stake in the festival and cultural world, all under the flag of artistic excellence and internationalisation.

EFA Members at the 2015 General Assembly in Ostrava (photo by Jakub Mičovský)

Become part of EFA's festival community!

Are you running a music, dance, theatre or multidisciplinary arts festival? You work internationally and want to be part of a bigger festival community? Then the European Festivals Association (EFA) is the right network for your festival! EFA invites festivals far and near, large and small, covering all artistic disciplines to join the network.

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