Initiated by the European Festivals Association, FestivalFinder.eu brings the arts at the attention of audiences with a searchable database that also serves for all sorts of interactions and initiatives recognising the work of Europe’s diverse arts festivals landscape. Europe is in constant development and change.


FestivalFinder.eu is an online search tool for audiences to discover all arts festivals, from music to theatre, streets arts to dance, literature… in 45 countries in Europe near and far. It guides international audiences, festival lovers, festival makers, artists, travellers, academics, journalists, bloggers, policy makers, city developers... through the world of Europe’s diverse cultural space. It is rooted in and steered by the festivals community with the support of the European Union.

All arts festivals are invited to register and join the ambition to be the most up-to-date, insightful, and complete searchable database world-wide that brings the arts to the attention of audiences: ever growing, never ending.

Festivals can register here: www.FestivalFinder.eu

FestivalFinder.eu (a)Live Now

FestivalFinder.eu (a)Live Now is a new project building on the existing platform FestivalFinder.eu starting in October 2020 for a period of 2 years and funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

FestivalFinder.eu and its 2300 registered festivals today are embarking on a new partnership with the City of Bergen, the national Festival association Italiafestival, the Belgian digital platform for culture publiq, the Hungarian research observatory of Summa Artium and the Pan-European media group EURACTIV Media Network. FestivalFinder.eu (a)Live Now brings together cities, tourism boards, media partners and academia under a shared objective: to bring local content on arts and arts festivals from various perspectives to the attention of audiences worldwide. (a)Live has the ambition to increase access to culture. It will develop a new sustainable business model involving the arts festivals’ stakeholders by offering a European collaboration window to cities and national tourism boards, a contextualised digital platform for journalists to disseminate their content and a complete database of festivals to researchers.

The City of Bergen in Norway (on a local scale) and Italiafestival in Italy (on a national scale) will collaborate closely with EURACTIV Media Network, Summa Artium, publiq and EFA to experiment the various possibilities offered by the project. (a)Live will follow up on several toolkits for the different actors to explain how to benefit from FestivalFinder.eu

Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe

FestivalFinder.eu finds its roots in the European funded project Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) and was launched in October 2018. 

The EFFE Label and EFFE Awards

EFFE Label

Arts Festivals in the FestivalFinder.eu are invited to engage in a deeper process of interaction and contribution to the festivals’ community through the EFFE Label. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals attributed for their work in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness.

EFFE Awards

The EFFE Awards are a selection of practices and ambitions within the arts festivals’ community by the EFFE International Jury.

The EFFE Awards are handed every two years. The last took place on 26 September 2019 in BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Have a look at the Awarded festivals from 2015 and 2017.