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Simon Mundy, in interview with Europalia

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Apply Now: The European Label for Festivals 2017-2018

12 February 2017

Until 17 February festivals have the chance to apply for the EFFE Label 2017-2018. Does your festival meet the three criteria: artistic commitment and innovative approaches, involvement in your local community and a European and global outlook? And is it active in one of the 39 participating countries?

This bi-annual European Label for Festivals offers the opportunity to festival makers to be recognized for their work, to highlight a festival’s international ambition, to become part of an international festival community and to put the festival in the international spotlight! Festivals with the EFFE Label automatically get a chance to win one of the EFFE Awards which will be selected by an International Festival Jury chaired by Sir Jonathan Mills (composer, and former director of the Edinburgh International Festival).

At the official announcement of the EFFE Label receivers in Wiesbaden on 4 May, we will kick-off the media campaign make audiences aware of festivals and their fantastic work! We will work together with the EFFE Hubs, Tourism office in all participating countries and media partners such as the Google Cultural Institute to inform audiences about the value of the EFFE Label.

Do not miss out on this unique opportunity, start by registering here. Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found here:

The EFFE Label 2017-2018 is a European Union Preparatory Action towards a new European Label for Festivals, supported by the European Commission. The European Festivals Association is running this bi-annual programme.

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