21 December 2023
This booklet aims to provide a better understanding of the EU Strategy on Digital and its impact on the daily activities of live performance organisations. To that end, it encompasses a wide range of topics, from policy and regulatory issues, each time considered from a different perspective in the value chain.
The goal of this publication is to take a nuanced view of digital transformations and innovations, considering their challenges and limits, but also the many opportunities they can provide in breaching borders, facilitating touring activities, reaching out to audiences, and much more.
23 November 2023
The infographic presents in a visual way the steps to follow when a third-country national has to apply for a Schengen visa. It is based on the EFA-Pearle* “Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers: Visas for third-country national artists travelling to the Schengen area”
This visual guide also explains the 90/180 day rule which applies to any third-country national visiting the Schengen area and as a novelty, includes information about ETIAS which is a travel authorization system which visa-exempt third-country nationals (such as from UK) will need as from mid-2025 onwards.
This infographic is developed in the framework of the cooperation between the European Festivals Association and Pearle* as part of the Creative Europe project "Revealing the Alliance" that runs from 2022 to 2024 and is part of the continued awareness raising to the wide cultural sector on specific issues related to cross-border mobility and other European policies.
7 June 2023
On the occasion of the EU Green Week 2023, we are thrilled to unveil our latest resource designed specifically for live performance organisations: the infographic version of the Ultimate Cookbook on the EU Green Deal, created in collaboration with the European Festivals Association (EFA).
For the live performance sector, understanding the implications of the European Green Deal is crucial. Our newly released infographic simplifies this complex topic, offering visually appealing and easily digestible information about what the EU Green Deal means for live performance organisations.
This guide is a valuable resource that sheds light on how live performance organisations can align themselves with the principles of sustainability, reduce their carbon footprint, and contribute to the overall environmental goals outlined in the EU Green Deal. Through a step-by-step approach, the infographic helps you understand what you need to take into account when active in a live performance context, through a step-by-step approach.
Whether you're an artist, event organiser, or culture professional, this infographic will empower you with the knowledge needed to make environmentally responsible decisions and drive positive change within the live performance sector.
Download the infographic to create a greener future for live performances!
22 March 2023
We hope this practical guide will help performing arts professionals and entities to navigate the jungle of EU law and better understand the many initiatives related to the EU Green Deal.
The EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations is the first edition of a new cookbook series launched in the context of the Revealing the Alliance project.
Explaining the principles of EU Climate Goals and helping readers identify relevant Green Deal initiatives for the live performance sector, this cookbook will allow organisations to gear their day-to-day activities towards European climate targets. With this cookbook, we encourage the reader to screen different aspects of their daily work and shift their mindset to actively contribute to the EU goal to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Covering all fields of the EU Green Deal impacting the live performance sector, from the circular economy to energy-related questions, sustainable mobility schemes and green funding strategies, this booklet will become your best companion for a greener future.
Make sure you download your free copy here.
9 December 2022
The promotion and support of cross-border cooperation are based on the current series of publications “What you didn’t know about Europe - Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers”. This collection was initiated by Pearle* and EFA in 2014 to improve general knowledge of the legal and managerial aspects of cross-border cultural cooperation. The content of the cookbooks have been updated in 2021 and some exist also in Czech and in French. To continue this work and disseminate even more widely the existing publications, Pearle* and EFA have started to create infographics. The infographics complement the thematic cookbooks by translating the most important information into a condensed and visual way.
Infographics for the books on social security on cross-border mobility of artists, artist taxation and VAT in an international context, are now all three available online in our resource centre and in the EFA Publications.
28 February 2022
Revealing the Alliance – Step 1 2 3 is the new Creative Europe Network programme of the European Festivals Association (EFA) that runs from 2022 to 2024. Festivals are a strong feature in Europe’s cultural DNA and the continent’s artistic landscape. This project will encourage the scaling up of Europe’s cultural sector thanks to festivals.
It aims to initiate, consolidate and disseminate a trans-sectorial and interactive European Festivals Alliance by, for, and through festivals. Building on its work in the past seven years and using the moment of EFA’s 70th anniversary in 2022, the project offers a platform for festivals’ development and for festivals’ interaction with cities and businesses to implement the “European Festivals Alliance 70-Years-On Agenda”. During EFA’s annual Arts Festivals Summit and other meetings, festivals and their stakeholders organised in sub-communities will reflect and act jointly, equipping festivals with new models for intersectoral work. Each year will focus on a new thematic priority: Environmental sustainability; Innovation, co-creation, and the use of public spaces; Access to culture, inclusion, gender balance, and audience development. The ultimate results of “Revealing the Alliance” are to grow sub-communities, alongside their identification with and ownership of the Alliance through networking, capacity building, collecting and disseminating knowledge and practice, advocacy and communication. EFA teams up with The Festival Academy, Pearle*, and A Soul for Europe.
Photo credit: Ljubljana Festival © Darja Štravs Tisu and Mediaspeed