Krakow Jewish Culture Festival Receives European Festival Award

Krakow Jewish Culture Festival Receives European Festival Award

On May 4, the International Jury of the European Festival Association (EFA) announced that the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival was among those festivals awarded the prestigious EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) label. The Taube Foundation congratulates its longtime grantee, the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, on this new honor.

Sir Jonathan Mills, President of the EFFE International Jury, emphasized the role of the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival in the revival of Kazimierz, Krakow's Jewish quarter, and in the awakening of interest in Jewish culture.

"It attracts audiences every year – from Krakow, Poland and from abroad – it's the combination of both audiences that come back every year to the festival and new audiences attracted by the fame of the festival and its reach and excellent program. The festival presents authentic Jewish culture and invites acclaimed artists, and what is most valuable, young emerging artists and avant-garde projects. It is multidisciplinary and interactive. The involvement of local groups and inhabitants of Kazimierz (the district where it is held) is a very important component of the programming and opens up projects for audience participation."

– International Jury

L to R: Tad Taube, Founder and Chairman, Taube Philanthropies; and Janusz Makuch, Co-founder and Director, Krakow Jewish Culture Festival.

The European Festivals Association (EFA) has been uniting distinguished music, dance, theater and multidisciplinary arts festivals from Europe and beyond for more than 60 years.

EFFE was established in 2014 and was initiated via the collaboration of the EFA and European Parliament. It aims to award and promote festivals that meet high artistic standards and foster the cultural development of European societies on both local and international levels.