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With so many festivals in the UK what makes for a successful and sustainable festival? Holly Lombardo discusses some vital building blocks.
As one of the oldest cultural networks in Europe, the European Festivals Association’s mission has always been centred around artistic quality and long-term impact, says Kathrin Deventer.
Lindsey Butcher discusses the issues that emerging aerial dance artists face in an artform that itself is just emerging.
Jenny Harris, a freelance creative producer, describes her career in music and arts festivals.
Meurig Bowen sees no problem with the current proliferation of festivals in the UK.
Why do we need festivals? In the first of two articles about festivals, Holly Payton-Lombardo asks if we simply enjoy coming together to celebrate culture − or is it more than that?
Maggie Clarke believes that this is a good time for outdoor arts, with investment, partnerships and networks raising the bar and resulting in a raising worldwide profile.
Gillian Taylor looks at how festivals can involve communities in making site-responsive works that create a sense of pride in lost and forgotten places.
Mark Fisher charts the global success of ‘Made in Scotland’, the programme which showcases dance and theatre companies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Christopher Maughan values this reflection on the dichotomy between commercial and public theatre.
2012 was a tricky year for the UK’s many music festivals but Steve Heap reports on how they are determined to ride out the storm, with the understanding of the artists and their agents.
The British Arts Festivals Association’s Capacity to Endure conference last year focussed on how festivals should be valued as an integral and sustainable part of society.
Tina Mermiri examines recent research to discover what the arts – and its sponsors – can learn from their audiences
Maggie Clarke tracks the progression of her career
Nicky Webb describes the birth, development and culmination of a European collaboration that has led to dialogue and exchange between artists, curators, programmers and producers
Outdoor arts have risen in profile over the past ten years. Bill Gee examines the position of the sector in relation to the current economic climate and the countdown to 2012
The rationale for making environmental sustainability a strategic priority, and the resources to help do it, are all available now. It’s time to take action, says Sholeh Johnson
Ben Twist examines the impact that Edinburgh’s Festivals are having on the attitudes and behaviour of its audiences and its artists