EFFEA Call#3 is open: Apply now!

15 January 2024

The third EFFEA call for festivals to support emerging artists is now open. Submit a residency proposal before 19 March 2024.

The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA, an initiative of the European Festivals Association, opens a call to festivals to support emerging artists across Europe. EFFEA is a system built to empower festivals and offer emerging artists a platform to establish themselves on the international stage.

EFFEA Call#3 will support approximately 50 residencies involving 50 emerging artists in the seat of 50 leading festivals in collaboration with a minimum of one (Discovery category) or two partner festivals (Springboard category) each. Approximately 40 grants of 8.000€ will be awarded under the Discovery category and 10 grants of 15.000€ will be allocated to the Springboard category. The artistic residencies should take place between 1 June 2024 and 31 May 2025.

To learn more about EFFEA, the call details, eligibility criteria, and grant categories, explore the How to apply and Frequently Asked Questions sections. You can find the call document and necessary templates on the application page.

Apply now for an EFFEA grant before 19 March 2024 on the EFFEA platform.

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EFFEA is an artist-in-residence programme aimed at fostering the international career of emerging artists. Co-produced by a leading festival in collaboration with partner festivals, each from a different eligible country, the residency provides emerging artists with dedicated time, space and support to explore their ideas and creative projects, whether original works or the evolution of existing ones. Within this framework, artists forge intimate ties with festival programmers, emphasising a commitment beyond a singular presentation. The goal is to establish lasting and meaningful connections between artists, festivals, and audiences.

EFFEA info & networking sessions

During the open call, join festival colleagues and artists for info, networking and Q&A sessions. These provide a platform to connect with potential partner festivals and artists while finding relevant answers to your questions. Save the dates for the upcoming sessions:

In addition, keep an eye out for decentralised info sessions with EFFEA Platform Members and Creative Europe desks in your region.

For more information: Donika Rudi Berishaj, EFFEA Coordinator: donika[@] and Luana Santos, Communication and Administration Assistant: luana[@]


The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA is an initiative of EFA, co-funded by the European Union, implemented in partnership with 14 EFFE Hubs: Croatian Composers Society (Croatia), Culture Matters (Czechia), PLMF Arts Management (Estonia), France Festivals (France), Festival Friends (Germany), Stichting Caucasus Foundation (Georgia), Summa Artium Kultúra Támogató Nonprofit Kft. (Hungary), Association of Irish Festival Events (Ireland), ItaliaFestival (Italy), ARC Research and Consultancy Ltd. (Malta), Asociația Centrul Cultural Clujean (Romania), ArtLink (Serbia), Sweden Festivals (Sweden), Development Centre "Democracy through Culture" (Ukraine).