Festivals provide unique opportunities to embrace and foster creativity, form long-lasting connections, and make cherished memories. I am deeply inspired by witnessing projects take off and evolve into magical, unique gatherings that shed light on important social, political, environmental, and economic issues. Festivals aid in the exploration of alternative realities and novel approaches to living and being.
As Communication and Administration Assistant, Luana Santos is committed to contributing to the European Festivals Association's initiatives and events such as the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists, FestivalFinder.eu, Revealing the Alliance, Eye-to-Eye, EFACast, and others.
Following a Bachelor’s in Audiovisual and Multimedia, Luana completed a Master’s in Sound and Image. During her studies, she was actively involved in the production and communication of music, street theatre and film festivals in Norway, Poland and Portugal. She was a research assistant in the project HAC4CG – Heritage, Art, Creation for Climate Change. Living the city: catalysing spaces for learning, creation and action towards climate change at the Research Center for Science and Technology in the Arts (CITAR). Her practice and research interests cross the areas of arts, technology and ecology.