The challenges facing the festival community due to COVID-19 restrictions and the possible steps to be taken with regard to culture development during the period of easing and lifting the quarantine will be discussed on May 19 during the international Zoom conference “Communication and Culture in Times of Global Threats.”
The festivals in other European countries find themselves in a similar situation as Ukraine. Only joint efforts can preserve the potential of the festival movement at both the European and national levels.
Festivals is a form, tool and platform for cultural self-expression and intercultural dialogue contributing to the development of local communities and European unity. That is why each country’s contribution to the development of a Festival Marshall Plan will be of importance.
The discussion will be attended by the Secretary General of the European Festivals Association (EFA) Catherine Deventer, representatives of European festivals, EFA members from Ukraine, and Ukrainian media representatives.
We invite representatives of Ukrainian festivals to share their thoughts and answer the following questions:
- What is your festival’s situation and what measures, if any, do you take?
- What kind of assistance or crisis exit program, if any, do you get from local / regional or central authorities?
- What are your proposals and visions for the future of your festival and the festival sector in general?
Please register at: https://cutt.ly/7yQuMaf by 12:00 May 19.
The event is hosted by Souspilnist Foundation, the National Press Club of Ukraine jointly with the Development Center “Democracy through Culture” – EFFE-Hub in Ukraine, and the EFA Secretariat.
The conference organizers reserve the right to change the time and date of the event, which will be announced separately, no later than the day before the event.
For reference: More than 100 Ukrainian festivals are registered with the European festival search engine. The European quality stamp for festivals – EFFE Label 2019-2020 has been won by 27 Ukrainian festivals becoming part of the large festival community of Europe. Today, the European Festivals Association (EFA) is one of the most known, respected and largest cultural and artistic associations in Europe. Established in 1952, it connects more than 100 festivals and festival associations in 40 countries in Europe and beyond. The EFFE project brings together more than 2,500 European festivals.
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