European Festivals Association
Information About the Association
Despite the fact that the UK has voted to leave the European Union it still currently receives help when it comes to the organisation of art festivals. The European Festivals Association is an umbrella group that gives a significant amount of support to Britain and other European countries. Their main ethos is based around the artistic cooperation of the members of their organisation.
The association is currently headquartered within Belgium. They aim to support both large cities and smaller towns throughout the world in order to help boost tourism and showcase each location’s unique culture. Several festivals in Britain have benefited highly thanks to the contributions of the EFA.
The European Festivals Association currently supports over 400 different events globally. They also have over 70 members. This makes it one of the world’s most important organisations for the creation of arts festivals. Their contributions to the cultural enrichment of Britain in particular is immeasurable.
The Edinburgh International Festival
One of the most important events supported by the European Festivals Association is the Edinburgh International Festival. The performing arts event takes place every year in Scotland and brings together some of the very finest talent. The genres on offer at the festival include:
- Classical Music
- Visual Art
Thanks to the European Festivals Association this event has become one of the most important cultural events of the year, not just in Britain but in the entire world. Visitors from across the globe flock to the festival annually to see the very best performers out there.
The event has helped to put Edinburgh on the map and it could not have been possible without the European Festivals Association. The body’s support has helped immensely to make this event one of the most respected art festivals in the world.