Sykehusklovnene, Norway © Ida Farger

Procedure for application

If you would like to join efhco  as a member, you can mail to secretary
Ursula Fährer, to express your interest in joining the federation. Please make sure that you have read the criteria carefully before your application. 

Following up on your request, we will then kindly ask you to send efhco the following documents by email:

  • Return the completed efhco membership questionnaire
    ‘Application for an efhco membership’ click here
  • Statutes of your organization (in original language and in English)
  • Most recent Activity Report of your organization (A summary in English)
  • A Long-term Business Plan for your organization (in English)
  • Most recent financial statements / accounts of your organization (In English, amounts in EURO)
  • Most recent external financial audit (Only the audit letter or a summary of the
    report has to be in English, accompanied by a copy of the original document )
  • Visiting schedules of the clowns and the names of the healthcare facilities visited (In English)
  • Recommendation Letter of another Healthcare Clown Organization
  • A Letter of the Artistic Director explaining on the professional background of
    the artists; training program; coaching; audition; approach and vision on the
    clown and healthcare clowning. (In English)
  • Any supporting material (brochures, film etc.) on your organization (optional in original version)

Once received, the documents will then be reviewed by the admission committee. 

If the advice is positive on both adminitrative and artisitic work you will be asked to receive an artistic director of one of the efhco members, who will then visit your organization. The admission committee advises the Board on the application according to the information received and the visit. When the board convenes they will accept the application, unless the criteria are not met. Your organization will in any case receive a notice by efhco.

Looking forward in welcoming you as a new member of efhco !