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Resources for Festivity Members

Signposting useful tips, links, information and other resources that Festival organisers can draw upon.

Arts Awards for festivals

Organisations such as Festivals can become an Arts Award Centre.  There is no need to have a physical base.  Find out how your Festival could become and Arts Award Centre and/or Adviser.

Festivals Toolkit

The Festivals Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for all Festivals organisers to utilise.  Information on all aspects of setting up and running a festival are discussed in the Toolkit along with lots of links to access other resources and pockets of information online.

Finding funding and Grants

Keep an eye on the Funding news page on the news section of the website.  New funding streams and grants are notified in this section of the website on a continuous basis, some of which may be relevant to supporting your festival activities.

Free Marketing

Remember that the artsderbyshire website is a key means of marketing your festival in Derbyshire - for FREE. 

  • List your event in the What's On database: make sure that festival go-ers know when and where to find you
  • List your festival as an arts organisation in the Find an Artist directory: your festival as an organisation is so much more than some events over one weekend each year.  Make sure you have a presence even when the festival is over.
  • Send us your news to Write a press release to send out news of your up-coming festival and we can publish it in the news section to help you get your message out there.  Send us your 'artist opportunities' as news items as well if you are looking for performers, artists, volunteers to help run the festival, admin staff, tender responses for things such as new stage lighting, a flash mob, puppeteers, someone to make a 30ft long Chinese dragon, a venue... you name it!

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Derbyshire Festivals

Take a look at all the amazing festivals that Derbyshire has to offer right throughout 2019, right on your doorstep - come along, join in the fun and see the world-class entertainment.

Courses, workshops and education

Check out these courses and workshops across Derbyshire through the year.

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