We would like to thank all of the 896 festivals that applied for the EFFE Label. Festivals from 32 different countries programming various genres showed interest to be part of the EFFE Platform. From the applicant festivals, 71% program music, 40% dance, and 38% theater. Many other genres such as film, literature, photography and opera are also well represented in the applications.
The evaluation process started in January and will continue over the next several months. The Hub Experts from each country are reading the applications with great interest and are delighted to see the quality of the European festival landscape.
During the meeting with Festival Hubs on 29 January 2015 it was decided that the festivals will be informed about the result of their application on 8 May 2015 by e-mail.
We are very much looking forward to taking the next steps in the project and are working hard on developing the online festival guide. More news about EFFE will be released in the coming days, so keep an eye on the website and our social media channels.