With us, your Irish Festival or Event is on the European Stage

About FestivalFinder.eu

Your gateway to the European stage

FestivalFinder.eu is an online search tool for audiences to discover all arts festivals, from music to theatre, streets arts to dance, literature, etc. in 45 countries in Europe near and far. It guides international audiences, festival lovers, festival makers, artists, travelers, academics, journalists, bloggers, policy makers, city developers and all stakeholders through the world of Europe’s diverse cultural space. It is rooted in and steered by the festivals’ community with the support of the European Union

All arts festivals are invited to register and join the ambition to be the most up-to-date, insightful, and complete searchable database world-wide that brings the arts to the attention of audiences, ever growing, never ending.

Europe for Festivals Festivals for Europe (EFFE)

Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – EFFE is a preparatory action initiated by the European Festivals Association (EFA), supported by the European Commission and Parliament.

EFFE brings the arts to the attention of audiences through a searchable database that serves all sorts of interactions and initiatives recognizing the work of Europe’s diverse arts festivals landscape.

Europe is in constant development and change. EFFE’s strength is in its diversity; its offer to have a discussion about the possibilities to give the arts more space within our societies.


EFFE Label

Arts Festivals in the FestivalFinder.eu are invited to engage in a deeper process of interaction and contribution to the festivals’ community through the EFFE Label. The EFFE Label is Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals attributed for their work in the field of the arts, community involvement and international openness.


EFFE Awards

The EFFE Awards are a selection of practices and ambitions within the arts festivals’ community by the EFFE International Jury. The EFFE Awards are given every two years. The next edition will take place in 2019 in BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Have a look at the Awarded festivals from 2015 and 2017.
EFFE Awards



In most participating countries, there is a national contact point for the festivals. These organisations are called EFFE Hubs. Find your EFFE Hub here.


AOIFE’s mission is to unite and represent its member festivals across Europe and the world by contributing to the artistic life of Europe. It acts as the most important platform for arts festivals. By supporting and enabling artistic creation, production and participation.

Join us today

AOIFE’s purpose – working alongside members and partners – is to strengthen Ireland’s festival and events sector, and to advance its interests to ensure a sustainable future. Become an AOIFE member and start benefiting from our services straight away with a consultation with a member of our team.
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