Invitation for TFA Alumni: Join the Arts Festivals Summit 2024 in Usedom Island (Germany)

The Alumni and community of The Festival Academy are invited to join the annual Arts Festivals Summit hosted by the Usedom Music Festival and organised by the European Festivals Association (EFA) on the beautiful island of Usedom in Germany, from 12 to 15 May 2024.

With this year's theme "The art of awareness, caring and connectivity", our hosts will create a moment of thinking, sharing and feeling the arts and their impact on society. The Summit 2024 aims to build links between you, the increasingly diverse EFA Members, and all invited festival makers: The Alumni of The Festival Academy, EFFEA Festivals and Artists, EFFE Seal Holders, EFFE Labels and Hubs, and more. We will build new friendships, meaningful collaborations, and stronger understanding of the challenges of today's world.

EFA and Usedom Music Festival have put together a rich programme: High level keynotes, working sessions in small groups on specific topics, networking moments, and various cultural and artistic activities. We will not only speak, but really live and experience the power of the arts together. We invite you to make the most of your stay and enjoy the island and what the Usedom Music Festival have to offer.

Register now by filling in the form on EFA’s website, plan your trip, and join 200 festival makers for the Arts Festival Summit 2024.

Practical Information

As an Alumni of The Festival Academy, thanks to our partnership with the European Festivals Association (EFA), we can grant you free access to the Summit, meaning that you don't have to pay the registration fee of 240€. The free access includes:

  • Access to the 3 days programme
  • Opening night & dinner on 12 May
  • Lunches & dinner on 13 May
  • Dinner on 14 May
  • Coffee breaks on 13 & 14 May
  • Museum visits and concerts
  • Bus & boat transfers

Accommodation and travel are not included. 

Our base for the 3 days is Hotel Kaiserhof Heringsdorf, which overlooks the sea. The price per night is €120 for a single room / €140 for a double room.

For European citizens/residents it might be worth looking into initiatives such as Culture Moves Europe, a scheme offered by the European Commission for artists, creators and cultural professionals. Currently there is an open call for applications, you can find more information here: Call for individual mobility of artists and cultural professionals (

If you need support for hotel or flight, please contact us at, explaining your needs. We will see if we can find a solution for you.

The EFA Team will take care of the reservations so all you need to do is to fill in the registration form with your travel dates and the sessions you will follow.

Find out more information and register now here.