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26 May 2011

Swedish Music Festivals (SMF)

The Association of Swedish Music Festivals (SMF) is a membership organisation for arts festivals in Sweden


  • is committed to the development of the festival format and its position in Swedish cultural life.

  • is working to make the art festival play a clear part in Swedish cultural policies. SMF gather and distribute festival knowledge to people in Sweden and abroad

  • promotes the exchange of ideas between festival organisers through training, workshops and cultural policy meetings

  • is a European player who, through the European Festivals Association has direct contact with 2000 festivals in 40 countries

SMF offers a discount on international courses for young festival managers and collaborates with festival organisers in the Nordic and Baltic countries through the NordicBaltic Festival Platform. SMF is the Swedish coordinator for the pilot project "Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe", an European label campaign for festivals. In 2015 SMF continues and expands its collaboration with the Swedish Composers Society and STIM to increase the amount of new Swedish music on festivals.