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Irlands kulturminister uppmanar festivaler att söka EFFE

Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys  welcomes Irish Festivals and Events to apply for a New European Festival Label . “This is a unique pilot project to promote the wonderful arts and cultural events that we have in abundance, to a wider European audience through the support of the Commission and I warmly congratulate A.O.I.F.E. on being a National Hub for the project”. Read more at

Vincent Baudriller to Head EFFE's International Festival Jury

The President for the International Festival Jury, the body that will guide the Europe for Festivals – Festivals for Europe – EFFE process and select the EFFE Festival Award recipients, has just been confirmed and will be Vincent Baudriller. Mr. Baudriller is the current Director of the Théâtre Vidy Lausanne in Switzerland. He was the Director of the Avignon Festival from 2004 to 2013 together with Hortense Archambault. He is a truly talented leader in the festival world and will add a high-level profile to both EFFE as a platform and the EFFE Festival Awards.

Swedish Arts Council deadline 16 October

Organizers of music events may apply for next year operational grants from the Swedish Arts Council until 16 October 2014. Deadline for applications are 24:00 hours on 16/10. The Association of Swedish Music Festivals urge music festivals to apply. In January 2014, the Arts Council distributed SEK 28 million in operational grants to 67 organizations. Seven received operational support for the first time and 6 of them were festivals.

Sweden's largest choir festival is on

Lund Choral Festival - a biennial event - opens for the fifth time its doors to the largest choral festival in Sweden! A week containing more than 30 concerts, emphasizing the art form of choral singing, while gaining advantage from choral singing as a popular movement. " UPPBROTT", a tribute to Britt G Hallqvist on the occasion of her 100th anniversary, composed by Johan Magnus Sjöberg - a festival commission - opens Lund Choral Festival 2014. The Festival Artist is Kjell Lönnå.