Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Festivals Symposium Event, 11th March, 10am - 3pm, Studio, The Hive, Worcester

Festivals Symposium event - Friday 11 March, 10am-3pm at The Hive in the Studio


The morning session with include an update on our commissions, Story Jams, and a chance to discuss the '1000 days' and the relevance, implications and opportunities for the festivals sector in the county, and the future direction of the subgroup.


We will break for lunch at 12.30pm.


The afternoon session will start at 1.15pm and we will have presentations from two visiting speakers, both experienced arts festival organisers but from different parts of the sector. One is Steve Heap, chair of the Association Of Festival Organisers who will talk about his experience of running festivals and also share details of the opportunities and support provided by AFO. The second speaker is tbc. We will follow this with a future gazing session and talk about the next year, and what we might do collaboratively, building on the conversations and presentations we have had at our meetings over the last year, covering marketing and social media, fundraising, commissioning new work, working with volunteers and measuring economic impact.


I realise it is a long day so please feel free to just come for the morning or the afternoon, or whatever you can manage.


To confirm your attendance, please email Diane Thomson on dethomson@worcestershire.gov.uk and confirm

- whether you will be coming to morning, afternoon or both,

- whether you require lunch and any dietary requirements.


Or if you have any questions or would like to get in contact with me direct, please email me at louisadf56@gmail.com

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