Preparatory workshop: EFFE Seal for Festival Cities and Regions

20 February 2023

Spring is around the corner and so is EFA’s Arts Festivals Summit in Peralada/Girona from 23 till 26 April 2023. During the Summit, more cities will join the EFFE Seal for Festival Cities and Regions. 

Also this year, cities and regions play an important role in the Arts Festivals Summit. We are convinced about the importance of the relation and collaboration between cities and their arts festivals. The Summit includes many activities to facilitate connections, reflection, collaborations between festivals and their local authorities. The EFFE Seal for Festival Cities and Regions is the context for festival cities to join us in Girona and there is a specific programme for cities representives.

During this online preparatory workshop, Hester van der Werff (Spokesperson of the EFFE Seal for Festival Cities and Regions) shared information to support cities and regions in the process of joining the EFFE Seal on Tuesday, 28 February from 13.00 to 14.00 CET. It was very hands-on and focussed on the concrete example of Leeuwarden, one of the 7 founding cities of the EFFE Seal. Hester shared the report that was made for the Culture and Events team and the City Council of Leeuwarden, gave some tips to prepare the (deputy) Mayor when he/she plans on coming to Girona to sign the EFFE Seal, and together with EFA provided all info about the EFFE Seal itself.