Join us

Are you running a music, dance, theatre or multidisciplinary arts festival? You work internationally and want to be part of a bigger festival community? Then the European Festivals Association (EFA) is the right network for your festival! EFA invites festivals far and near, large and small, covering all artistic disciplines to join the network.

Since 2021, EFA has adopted a new membership fee policy. We call it Members. Team up! It aims at increasing the diversity and the volume of our festivals community in order to increase our impact and access to more artistic diversity. 

How can you join

Festivals are invited to submit their application:

The EFA Board evaluates the applications throughout the year and presents approved festivals to the General Assembly. During the EFA Members Catch Up meetings, EFA Members vote on applicant festivals. Applying festivals are invited to these meetings too.

Send your application form (and recommendation letter in case you are co-opted by an EFA Member) on these dates the latest:

  • 20 March 2024
  • 3 December 2024

Applying festivals will be accepted on the following dates:

  • 14 May 2024 – EFA Members General Assembly and Catch Up Spring – Inviting new members during the Arts Festivals Summit
  • 12 December 2024 – EFA Members Catch Up Autumn – Inviting new members

More information on the application process and guidelines of the association can be found here:

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EFA Secretariat.

Arts Festivals Summit Wiesbaden

What do I get out of EFA Membership?

Thanks to EFA, each member festival is in the position to benefit from a diverse range of returns. Each member can save budgetary resources in its day-to-day practice thanks to EFA’s membership. Although the measurement of the impact of a network seems obsolete, this exercise puts in words and numbers what can be the return on investment, if you let the network work for you. Read the examples here.