Arts Festivals Salon 2017

The Arts Festivals Salon welcomes festivals and their stakeholders for the EFFE Awards 2017-2018, selected from the EFFE Labels, Europe’s recognition for remarkable festivals.


Every first representative (EFA Member, EFFE Hub or EFA CAMM, EFFE Laureate 2017) is invited freely to the Arts Festivals Salon. Additional delegates can register for a participation fee of € 80 per delegate.

How to reach the city center? What kind of unpredictable weather will we get in Brussels during the Arts Festivals Salon? These and more practical questions answered here!

MONDAY 18.09.2017

Centre for Fine Arts Brussels - BOZAR

EFFE Seminar and Award Ceremony 2017-2018

13:30-14:00 I EFFE Seminar registration and welcome coffee

14:00-17:00 I EFFE Seminar: “Where does your festival’s money come from?”        Meet your creative business partners: keynote speech by Bruno Verbergt (University Antwerp, Royal Museum of Central Africa) and presentations by James McVeigh (Festivals Edinburgh), Nathalie Courville and Jay Hébert (Elevent)

Join us at the celebration of Europe’s most remarkable festivals:
Eye-to-Eye with the ‘EFFE Laureates of the EFFE International Jury’

17:00-17:30 I EFFE Award Welcome Drink

17:30-18:45 I EFFE Award Ceremony 2017-2018
With Keynote Address by Sir Jonathan Mills (EFFE International Jury President) and reaction by Bernard Foccroulle (Director Festival d'Aix-en-Provence). Introduced by governor Jan Briers (EFA President), Michel Magnier (Director Culture and Creativity - DG EAC, European Commission) and Paul Dujardin (CEO and Artistic Director BOZAR)

(BOZAR, Terarken Rooms)

18:45-19:45 I Walking dinner

20:00-22:00 I EFFE Award Announcement and concert
With EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Sir Jonathan Mills (EFFE International Jury President) and Paul Dujardin (CEO and Artistic Director BOZAR)
Concert “Des enfers au paradis” featuring Bernard Foccroulle, at the occasion of the InORGuration – BOZAR Organ Festival 15-22.09.2017

TUESDAY 19.09.2017 - On invitation only

@ Centre for Fine Arts Brussels - BOZAR

Back to Business…: the festivals community in full swing

9:00-14:00 I CAMM/EFFE Hubs meetingpreparing the EFFE programme for the next year

10:00-14:00 I Future Heritage Ambassadors gatheringinviting artistic directors and programmers of festivals interested in co-productions and co-commissioning of contemporary creations to discuss possibilities of collaboration on an artistic level.

Host of the Arts Festivals Salon
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