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Monica Ferguson charts how Milton Keynes’ international arts festival has changed the way people view the new town.
Hastings is at long last celebrating its place in history with a festival of contemporary arts. Polly Gifford tells all.
Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival has batted away council opposition and triumphed over floods to become the first burlesque festival to receive funding from ACE.
Mystery surrounds the festival’s closure, which comes just months after the organisation was recruiting for a new director and in spite of repeated projections of a budget surplus.
The key to building a loyal audience for a family arts festival? It needs to come from a place of integrity, says Rowan Hoban.
Families are key to audience development, but how do you attract them? Patrick Spottiswoode reveals how Shakespeare’s Globe plans to market a new festival to family audiences.
Festivals may no longer benefit from regular funding streams, but Owen McNeir is optimistic that they can still thrive on a mixed-income approach to fundraising.
Over £400k has to be raised every year to stage the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival. How do they do it? Toby Smith outlines his strategy.
Growing slowly and organically has helped Kidderminster Arts Festival respond to the needs of local artists and the community, says Loz Samuels.
Through the Circuit network, 15 to 25 year olds create arts events for other young people. Rachel Escott reveals what they’ve learned about marketing to this under-engaged audience.
How can you attend a festival if you can’t leave your house? Michael Eades describes a project bringing the festival experience to people with dementia.
A continuing lack of detailed online access information is stopping deaf and disabled music fans from buying tickets.
From engineering to managing cream teas at the National Trust and now fundraising for Cheltenham Festivals, Rod Hebden tells us about his career so far.
Director of Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival, Karl Wallace, reflects on his career making big things happen.
Being disability-friendly isn’t just about physical accessibility. Alistair McDonald explains how Chase Park festival ensures it is inclusive and welcoming of everyone.
When Torbay’s annual Agatha Christie Week was expanded into a major literature festival things took an unexpected turn. Anna Farthing investigates.
In 2013 Drew Hemment got the call – the Singapore government wanted his help staging an arts and technology festival. He explains what happened next.
David Stevenson deplores the way that a subjective decision to grant public money to a commercial company is being dressed up as the evidence-based decision of an objective funding system.
Programming a music festival with over 300 events can’t be easy, but Donald Shaw knows exactly how it’s done. He gives us the low-down and shares his top tips for making it as a programmer.
Jessica Bowles took students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to curate the Prague Quadrennial's SpaceLab - and found their theatrical assumptions happily challenged.