• Who can apply?

    All festivals (and venues/ cultural spaces, theatres, foundations if running festivals) working in one or more of the following artistic disciplines: Architecture, Ballet Contemporary Dance, Circus, Design/ Applied arts, Digital arts, Film, Folklore and folk arts, Heritage, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Music, Opera, Street Art, Theatre, Photography/ Video, Sculpture, Painting. The festivals exist for at least one edition and have their official address in one of the eligible countries. (See more details in the Call)

    Leading festivals are free to collaborate with all art festivals even if they are not yet registered on FestivalFinder.eu. The festivals can register on FestivalFinder.eu before submitting their applications.

  • Are theatres, foundations, venues/ cultural spaces also eligible?

    Theatres, foundations, venues/ cultural spaces are also eligible to apply if they are organising a festival.

    The definition of a festival is:
    - Its primary focus is on the development, presentation and/or participation in arts and culture
    - Occurs in a defined area/ region and a defined period of time
    - Exists for at least one edition. Note: It may be the first edition of the festival if it is an additional partner (if more than 1 partner in the Discovery category or more than 2 in the Springboard residency).

  • Are festivals from the same country allowed to apply for one residency together?

    Discovery Residency: The partner festival should be registered in a country other than that of the leading festival. Any additional partner festivals (if more than one) can be from any eligible country.
    Springboard Residency: Each of the two partner festivals must be registered in countries other than that of the leading festival. Any extra partner festivals (if more than two) can be from any eligible country.

  • What do we mean by emerging artists?

    In this fund, emerging artists are not defined in terms of age, but rather by their novelty to programmers and festival audiences, their potential to ‘break through’ internationally and to impact the artistic field in their discipline(s): a chance such artists did not have before.

    By artists, we mean: individual artists or companies of any size and artistic genre.

  • Is it necessary to pay for EFA membership in order to apply for EFFEA?

    Being an EFA member is not a requirement to apply for EFFEA.


  • EFFEA Call#1

    Pre-announcement: 6 October 2022

    Start online applications: 13 October 2022

    Application deadline: 21 November 2022

    Results announcement: January 2023

    Implementation period: February 2023 – December 2023

    Intake Seminar: 16 & 17 February 2023

    Outtake Seminar: 21 November 2023

  • EFFEA Call#2

    Pre-announcement: 29 March 2023

    Start online applications: 13 April 2023

    Application deadline: 19 June 2023

    Results announcement: August 2023

    Implementation period: September 2023 – August 2024

    Intake Seminar: 12 September 2023

    Outtake Seminar: 9 July 2024

  • EFFEA Call#3

    Pre-announcement: 21 November 2023

    Start online applications: 15 January 2024

    Application deadline: 19 March 2024

    Results announcement: May 2024

    Implementation period: 1 June 2024 - 31 May 2025

    Intake Seminar: June 2024 (tbc)

    Outtake Seminar: April 2025 (tbc)

  • When can residencies begin and end?

    The start and end date of the residency must fall within the grant period. The applicants are free to start earlier or end later as long as the costs related to the extension are not included in the budget submitted to EFFEA.

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    The 2 platforms FestivalFinder.eu and EFFEA are not linked at this moment. Your login on FestivalFinder.eu can not be used for EFFEA.

    - On FestivalFinder.eu you already have an account or you create an account when creating for the first time your festival edition.
    - On EFFEA you apply with the application form - the account is automatically created when you apply.