The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA is an initiative of the European Festivals Association that offers emerging artists a platform to develop their career on an international level through festivals.
What is EFFEA?
Festivals are often the discoverers of not-yet-known talents, their originality and innovation, as well as their risk-taking endeavours. These festivals serve and define themselves as the guardians and the intermediate springboard for artists in all artistic disciplines. In this way, the European Festivals Fund for emerging artists – EFFEA, an initiative of the European Festivals Association, is a system built for festivals to support and offer them and their emerging artists a platform to develop their careers on an international level. At the same time, it is an invitation for co-operation between festivals across borders. The EFFEA is the next step in a movement of festivals in Europe that recognise themselves and commit to working together at a European level. It builds on the preparatory action called EFFE: Europe for Festivals Festivals for Europe.
EFFEA will open its second call for festivals to support emerging artists on 13 April. In total, approximately 50 residencies will be selected involving 50 emerging artists in the seat of 50 leading festivals in collaboration with a minimum of two partner festivals.
- To offer emerging artists more opportunities to present their work and develop their career on an international level
- To offer cooperation opportunities for festivals to work cross border on the topic of emerging artists
- To offer audiences new and surprising encounters with emerging artists in their towns and cities through the platforms of their festivals
Who will benefit from this Fund?
How? Network and collaboration between Festivals; new programmes and new artists for Festivals; financial support to promote the artists at a European level.
Emerging Artists who are proposed by the festivals
How? Research; network (of programmers and of local artists in different countries); residencies/ workshops/ masterclasses; European visibility; capacity building; presentation in different festivals in different countries.
How? Access to new talents and artists; access to new arts and repertoire; access to diverse and interdisciplinary works.
The first EFFEA call for festivals to support emerging artists closed on 21 November 2022. Check the detailed list of the projects selected here.
EFFEA Call#2: pre-annoucement
Call for festivals to support emerging artists
EFFEA Call #1 Intake Seminar
More than 100 emerging artists and festivals took part in the inspiring EFFEA Intake Seminar 2023.
EFFEA Call #1 Intake Seminar: Soon
The EFFEA Intake Seminar will be held on Thursday 16 February and Friday 17 February.
EFFEA Call #1: Results
The results of the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists – EFFEA are now known
Thank you for sending out your applications for the first call of the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists - EFFEA.
The EFFEA Call is extended
Send your application to support emerging artists before Monday 21 November 2022
The EFFEA Call is open: Apply now!
Apply before 15 November to the open call for festivals to support emerging artists.
EFFEA Call Coming Soon!
EFFEA will open its first call for festivals to support emerging artists on 14 October 2022. Prepare your candidature and apply before...