3 of ESFN festivals received the EFFE Label 2017-2018 as ‘remarkable festivals’ in Europe ( feedback from the International Jury and Hub Experts):
Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Poland :
„The festival brings high quality and diverse Shakespeare presentations. It has established a network of European Shakespeare Festivals (ESFN) that validates the European and International engagement. Shakespeare Theater also provides high level educational programs throughout the year, in a coherent way and for the whole region. The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival is an important artistic event with already established mark.”
International Shakespeare Festival in Craiova, Romania
„Strong points of the festival are the artistic excellence in the works it presents and the international connections it shows. Extending it to Bucharest and making it available to a wider audience is also a great move towards sustainability.”
Shakespeare Festival in Elsinore, Denmark
On 4 May, the Label 2017-2018 results were announced by the International Jury chaired by Sir Jonathan Mills. EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, is Europe’s Label for remarkable festivals initiated by the European Festivals Association. It is an international festival community connecting festivals that are deeply committed to the arts, their communities and Europe. At the same time, it serves as a searchable online Festival Calendar on www.effe.eu for all international audiences interested in the arts of all kinds.
“The International Jury is convinced to give the greatest diversity of festivals the opportunity to be part of and strive in this new community of festivals. During its deliberations, the Jury was impressed by the immense quality, diversity, exposure of festivals towards the public and their commitment to access and inclusion of all people in society. They also underlined the consistent artistic choices made by festival makers programming both emerging and established artists.” The Jury also “invites the Label holders to join hands for a common movement of festivals stimulating solidarity, the arts, artists, and open conversations.”