In 2017, bOing! Festival was awarded the prestigious EFFE status by the European Festivals Association. EFFE stands for, Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe and is awarded to festivals that stand for artistic quality and have a significant impact on a local, national and international level.
Gulbenkian Director Liz Moran explains:
“As part of the UK’s European University, to have been selected by the international Jury to receive the EFFE label for bOing! is particularly significant. In Kent we are fortunate to be in such close proximity to our European partners giving easy access to some of the world’s greatest artists whose work inspires and captivates audiences of all ages.”
The European Festivals Association said this about bOing! when granting EFFE status:
‘The festival’s commitment to European work and supporting UK companies with a strong international presence is ever more important and the healthy balance between indoor and outdoor programming and the strong message of inclusivity shines through.’
You can find more information about EFFE here.