Welcome to Usedom!

You're heading for a 4-hour bus trip to Heringsdorf, Usedom. Take advantage of the films and documents on this page and don't forget to admire the magnificent landscapes!

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Arts Festivals Summit Usedom 2024 Teaser Video

The European Festivals Association's (EFA) Arts Festivals Summit Usedom 2024 "The art of awareness, caring and connectivity" takes place from 12 to 15 May on the island of Usedom, Germany, hosted by the Usedom Music Festival. The Arts Festivals Summit is the annual get-together of festival makers along with their partners: artists, national festival associations, cities and regions officials. The Summit is an inspiring 3-day event that brings together 250 participants to discuss the role of arts and festivals in society.

Read more about this year's Summit and watch the teaser video.

Usedom Music Festival

As the sounding Podium of the Baltic Sea, the Usedom Music Festival equally presents the musical life of all countries surrounding the Baltic Sea, providing a special country focus each year of one of the Baltic Sea countries. 

Discover now the Usedom Music Festival hosting the Arts Festivals Summit 2024. Read more about the festival and watch the video.


Take5* is a filmed series of encounters between 5 artists and 2 guests who meet for the first time in a specific city to speak about Europe, festivals, the arts and their role in society. It is a curated, recorded exchange of opinions, translated by the director Stefan Arsenijevic into a 60-minute documentary.

Watch the trailer of Brussels movie now.


The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA is an initiative of the European Festivals Association that offers emerging artists a platform to develop their careers on an international level through festivals.

The results of EFFEA Call #3 are now out: 57 projects were selected, involving 57 emerging artists under the wings of 159 festivals from 35 countries and 18 artistic disciplines. Throughout Europe and beyond, artists and festivals will work on their residency programmes between 1 June 2024 and 31 May 2025.

Read more about EFFEA and watch the teaser video.

EFFE Seal for Festival Cities and Regions

The EFFE Seal for Festival Cities and Regions is a recognition of, and an invitation to, cities and regions that wish to associate and integrate their development and image with a strong festival, cultural and European commitment. 

Join the cities and regions community and invite your local representatives to be part of the EFFE Seal. Read more about the EFFE Seal and watch our video explainer.

The Festival Academy

The Festival Academy offers various training formats on festival management to young, dynamic and passionate festival makers worldwide. The community counts today more than 1000 Alumni in more than 80 countries.

The MYSTERY 45_Atelier Elefsina 2023 took place in Elefsina, Greece, from 21-28 June, 2023. The Atelier brought together 28 young festival managers from all over the world to spend 7 days with a group of young and experienced festival leaders, cultural activists, cross-sector experts, and artists in Elefsina during the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture.

Check out The Festival Academy's website and watch the aftermovie of the Atelier Elefsina.

Perform Europe

Perform Europe is a funding scheme that supports inclusive, diverse, and green touring projects within the performing arts sector. The project is led by a consortium, including IETM (lead), EFA, Circostrada, European Dance Development Network (EDN), Pearle*, and IDEA Consult.

Find more info on Perform Europe and watch the video of Perform Europe 1.