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. The first EFFEA call for festivals to support emerging artists in now open. Apply before 21 November 2022.
EFFEA will support 50 festivals and their emerging artists for an artistic residency programme between 1 February and 31 December 2023. Apply for an EFFEA grant before Monday, 21 November 2022 at 23:59 CET on the EFFEA platform.
What is EFFEA?
Emerging artists are the treasure of society, creative minds, explorers who have the power to shape the future through their art. The European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists – EFFEA was built exactly on this idea: to explore/discover these talents and to support emerging artists by offering them a platform to develop their career under festivals’ wings; supporting them in their journey.
The activities include 50 residencies for emerging artists in the seat of 50 festivals: one leading festivals collaborating with at least two other festivals per project per year, based on an annual call to festivals. The Fund will foster and enable European visibility of emerging artists. It will address the needs of artists at different levels (research, capacity building, network, presentation platforms), the needs of festivals (programmers capacity building, alertness, internationalisation, collaboration), and audiences (access to diverse artists and arts works).
You can partner with any arts festivals you are working with and invite them to register on FestivalFinder.eu. Still looking for partners? Don’t forget that you can search for festivals on FestivalFinder.eu.
Check out all our current listed open calls here. Don’t be shy, apply!