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 15 November 2022.

Who can benefit from this fund?

  • Festivals
    How? Network and collaboration between festivals; New programmes and new artists for festivals; Financial support to promote the artists on a European level.
  • Emerging Artists under the wings of festivals
    How? Research, Residencies / workshops / masterclasses; Presentations in several partnering festivals; European visibility.

Two types of residencies

3 festivals (one leading festival and two partner festivals) take one artist, collective, companie, ensemble, group... in all artistic disciplines for a residency under their wings between 1 February 2023 and 31 December 2023.

  • 40 grants Category I > EFFEA “Discovery” Artist in residence of 8.000€ early career artists with exceptional talent and ready to break through internationally.
    The leading festival, together with 2 partner festivals, will form a partnership with the purpose of creating bridges for the artist to develop through a residency and coaching.
  • 10 grants Category II > EFFEA “Springboard” Artist in residence of 15.000€ mid-career artists, established in their own country, ready to develop their career internationally and who will present their work at three festivals in Europe (the leading festival and two partners).

For more information about the call, go to the "How to apply" page

Info session

We organised an online info session to go in detail through the call on 13 October 2022. You can watch the recording of the session here below and go through the powerpoint that we have presented. Collected questions are all part of the "Frequently Asked Questions" page.

The application process is straight forward and easy: Take a chance!

Apply now!