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Eligible countries

The festivals and artists have their official address in one of the following eligible countries:

EU member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.

Creative Europe countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Tunisia, and Ukraine.

Other included countries: Israel, Moldova, Palestine, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Please note: Israel, Moldova, Palestine, the UK, Switzerland, and Turkey can only apply as partners and not as leading festivals. The artists from these countries can be proposed. 

Eligible disciplines

The festivals and artists work 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.

Keep in mind

  • Register your festival on (or update your account if you are already registered)
  • The leading festival, as well as the partner festivals, exist for at least one edition;
  • A leading festival can apply for one project as a leading festival and apply for multiple grants as a partner for other residencies;
  • The leading festival applies with at least 2 partner festivals and an artist they would like to take under their wings to a “Discovery” or “Springboard” residency;
  • The partnership must involve at least 3 eligible countries: the official address of the leading festival and the official address of the partner festivals must be in at least 3 different eligible countries;
  • The leading festival will sign the letter of intent with at least two partner festivals. The letter of intent must be part of the application.
  • The leading festival will sign the letter of intent with the artist/collective/group. The letter of intent must be part of the application.
  • An artist can be supported by a maximum of one EFFEA grant.

Timeline EFFEA Call #2

  • Publication of the EFFEA Call 2: 13 April 2023
  • Start online application: 13 April 2023
  • Info session and network moment: 14 April 2023
  • Application deadline: 19 June 2023
  • Results announcement: August 2023
  • Publication of the selected emerging artists and festivals (EFFEA residencies) on the EFFEA platform: September 2023
  • Implementation period: 1 September 2023 – 31 August 2024

Apply to EFFEA Call #2 now