ArtLink becomes “Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe’s” Hub for the Western Balkans
Mr Oscar Benedict, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Ms Kathrin Deventer, Director of the European Project “Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe” (EFFE) (via video link from Brussles), together with Ms Jovanka Visekruna Jankovic, Director of ArtLink Belgrade, officially launched the EFFE Hub for the Western Balkans in presence of EU delegation representatives in Serbia, multitude of festival representatives and media, at EU info centre in Belgrade and Novi Sad on 18 & 19 January 2017.
Thanks to the efforts invested by ArtLink since 2014, Festivals from Western Balkans can now apply for the “EFFE Label”, which is a stamp of recognition for good work. Becoming a selected festival confirms to audience, sponsors, media and local authorities that the labeled festival’s program and mission belong to an outstanding and innovative group of festivals in the EU and beyond.
Until 17 February 2017, festivals will have a chance to apply for the EFFE Label 2017-2018, demonstrating quality and devotion to EFFE Label values: 1. Artistic Commitment and Innovative Approaches, 2. Community Involvement, and 3. festival’s European and International Engagement.
EFFE Hub acts as a contact point for artists, festivals, businesses, and policy-makers. Experts chosen by EFFE Hubs will assess their country’s applications determining if they meet the three criteria. Their findings will be presented to a high-level international jury, which will decide on the final list of festivals receiving the EFFE Label 2017-2018.
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Recording of the presentation held at the EU Info Centar in Belgrade (recording starts at 1h30min)