Yerevan to host European Festivals Association’s 70th anniversary Summit

Yerevan to host European Festivals Association’s 70th anniversary Summit

PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Festivals Association’s 70th anniversary Arts Festivals Summit takes place from 12 till 15 September 2022 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

Hosted by the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, the Summit marks a first joint step in the association’s next decade between festival makers and stakeholders. EFA Members meet the Alumni of the Festival Academy, EFFE Label Festivals, EFFE Hubs and Cities representatives for an interactive and inspiring 4-days conversation.

70 years ago, Swiss writer and philosopher Denis de Rougemont and Ukrainian conductor Igor Markevitch launched the European Festivals Association as a peace project, a dialogue platform, an expression of hope and reconciliation. In this light, EFA is inviting for a series of reflections and conversations at its 70th anniversary Arts Festival Summit 2022 from 12 to 15 September in Yerevan, Armenia, hosted by the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival.

This year’s summit has been reframed to respond to the actual context: supporting Ukrainian artists and festivals will be reminded throughout the event.

The annual Summit this year will start carving an approach to re-positioning the festival world in the arts and cultural sectors so that they can fulfil their tasks as artistic and public space players. A series of encounters, conversations and networking formats will involve festival makers, but also cities and policy makers: to speak about the European Festivals Alliance under continual construction. Mayors, city council members, business representatives, artists, journalists, and others will ne invoted into the conversation around the power of the arts and arts festivals to further involve European citizens in the construction of Europe and world of tomorrow.

200 festival makers as well as cities representatives, public authorities, artists and the media have been invited to meet in order to share thoughts, concerns, needs, artistic proposals.

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