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Associations and programs

Member of the European Festivals Association, EFFA

EFA - La Red de Festivales

The European Festival Association (EFA) has brought together distinguished music, dance, theater and multidisciplinary arts festivals from Europe and beyond since 1952.

100 festivals, 40 countries, infinite connections

Today, the European Festival Association (EFA) connects around 100 festivals and festival associations in 40 countries. EFA members are the central element that makes the Association an international, open and influential place for any festival that wants to be part of a larger festival community.

The mission of the European Festival Association is to unite and represent its member festivals throughout Europe and the world by contributing to the artistic life of Europe. It acts as the most important platform for arts festivals. EFA members take joint responsibility for prioritizing the arts by offering their platforms to bring the arts closer to audiences. Access to and participation in culture and arts is a Human Right. By supporting and enabling artistic creation, production and participation, the EFA and its members ensure that this right becomes a reality for all citizens. The interaction between festivals, public authorities and other arts stakeholders is central to the EFA’s work.

Member of la red española de teatros, auditorios, circuitos y festivales de titularidad pública.


La Red Española de Teatros, Auditorios, Circuitos y Festivales de Titularidad Pública is a non-profit cultural association established in February 2000, in a Collaboration Agreement with the INAEM (National Institute of Performing Arts and Music), Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

Currently, La Red has 180 members. These are publicly owned performing arts exhibition spaces and festivals throughout the national territory. This figure includes the main theaters and auditoriums in the country. In addition to 15 performing arts networks and circuits of the autonomous and provincial communities that in turn bring together their dependent spaces. Therefore, La Red brings together more than 1000 public exhibition spaces.

Participant in the european commission program, creative europe, “dancing histor(y)ies”

Dancing Histor(Y)Ies

The Dancing Histor(y)ies project, coordinated by the Italian entity “Associazion e Enti Locali per Ie Altivité Culturali e di Spelta cola” involves 13 institutions from 11 different European countries with long experience in the management of heritage sites, performing arts and dance production, research and training, as well as in the design, implementation and evaluation of EU-funded projects. The Mérida Festival Board Consortium is one of the institutional partners of the project, managing the heritage sites and improvement activities. The project includes activities that will be carried out throughout 2023/2024, with a view to preparing the first edition of the Dancing Histor(y)ies Festival and which will be replicated in 2025.

The institutional partners are:

  • Associazione Enti Locali per le Attività Culturali e di Spettacolo (IT)
  • Consorcio Patronato del Festival de Merida (ES)
  • I Borghi Srl (IT)
  • Arheoloski Institut (RS)
  • Etaireia Koinonikis Paremvasis kai politismou – EKPOL (GR)

The artistic partners (Dance Companies) are:

  • 420PEOPLE (CZ)
  • Polski Teatr Tanca7Polish Dance Theatre (PL)
  • Fondasiya Art Link (BG)
  • Aloni & Brummer Productions AB/ Il Dance (SE)

The technical partners (Partners with specific competencies in research, training, dramaturgy and territorial development) are:

  • Technologiko Panepistimio Kyprou (CY)
  • Asociación AEI Cluster del Turismo de Extremadura (ES)
  • Kulturális Örökség Menedzserek Egyesülete/KOME (HU)
  • Mapa das Ideias (PT)

Co-funded by the EU