Initiated by EFA, FestivalFinder.eu brings the arts at the attention of audiences with a searchable database that also serves for all sorts of interactions and initiatives recognizing 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.

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 next edition will take place in 2019 in BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Have a look at the Awarded festivals from 2015 and 2017.