Save the Date: 4 May 2017 - The EFFE MeetUp in Wiesbaden

6 January, 2017

4 May 2017 is the day for the public announcement of the EFFE Label 2017-2018 recipients! We invite all festivals with the EFFE Label 2017-2018 to Wiesbaden/Rheingau in Germany for the EFFE MeetUp: a one day intense knowledge exchange and networking event with the EFFE community hosted by the Rheingau Musik Festival. Save the date and follow the pre-registration opening at the beginning of 2017. Please book your travel as soon as the internal announcement of the EFFE Label 2017-2018 results reaches your offices. We have 250 places available.

From 10.00 to 16.00 EFA sets up a series of parallel one-on-one Conversations (max. 10 Participants) with inspiring partners that give useful insight and new perspectives to festival makers. The day will also offer contact opportunities with peers and partners that help improve the artistic as well as organizational opportunities for participants. We’ll conclude the EFFE MeetUp at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt with a concert (optional). As a highlight, the day will celebrate the official announcement of the Label 2017-2018 recipients and shortlist for the EFFE Awards 2017-2018 in the presence of the EFFE International Jury President, the European Commission and international press.

The EFFE MeetUp on 4 May is part of the annual Arts Festival Summit 2017 of the Europen Festivals Association hosted by the Rheingau Musik Festival. It will bring together 250 festival makers including the EFFE Label recipients, the EFFE Hubs, the EFFE International Jury, EFA members as well as Alumni of the EFA training programmes organised by The Festival Academy.

Draft Programme - EFFE MeetUp, 4 May 2017 Wiesbaden

9.00        Welcome Coffee and registration
10.00      Welcome by the hosts and introduction to the day
10.15      ‘In Conversation with…’
5x30 min. ‘Conversations with….’ is a series of parallel one-on-one (max 10 participants) conversations with inspiring conversation partners that give useful insight and new perspectives on artistic as well as organizational opportunities in festivals.
13.00      Lunch
14.00      Discover the Conversations you missed in 2 minutes
15.00      Announcement of EFFE Label 2017-2018 recipients
16.00      End of the EFFE MeetUp with closing drink

Optional (and upon availability)
18.00      Bus to Frankfurt for concert at the Alte Oper