Seminar to focus on festivals’ ability to support creativity and increase access to arts

2 February 2010

At the occasion of the 5th Annual EFA Collective and Affiliate Members’ Meeting, Swedish Music Festivals (SMF) together with the European Festivals Association (EFA) cordially invite you to a half-day public seminar entitled “Festivals – Increasing Access, Supporting Creativity”. It takes place on Friday, 12 February, from 9.30 until 12.30 in the Immanuel Church at Kungstensgatan 17. The seminar will discuss the concept of arts festivals in a Swedish and European context from the points-of-view of the artist, the organiser and the audience. The event includes speeches and open floor discussions. SMF and EFA invite arts festivals, arts institutions, arts workers, politicians, the public and the media to come and share their views on the overall question: Are arts festivals – with their unique cost effective, flexible and accessible form – the future format to reply to the need of enhancing creative experiences of the arts? Agenda 9.30 – 11.00 Speeches and open floor discussion 11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break 11.15 – 11.35 Artistic intermission by Ensemble Villancico 11.35 – 12.30 Speeches, open floor discussion and conclusion For more information please contact SMF at The EFA Collective and Affiliate Members’ Meeting (11-14 February 2010) is the key gathering for EFA’s 17 national festivals associations and networks – representing altogether more than 1000 festivals and event organisations from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.