We have provided some resources that will be of benefit to festival and event organisers. There is a series of videos and webinars, a selection of useful documents and links to sites with further resources and research materials.
We have brought together a number of videos on our YouTube channel that will be of interest to festival and event managers. It includes a TedTalk on the Arts Festival Revolution, a digital marketing for festivals webinar, a health and safety webinar, interviews with key festival leaders and tips for getting and keeping event sponsors.
Here are some documents that we think you might find useful and interesting.
Music Tourism's Contribution to the UK Economy
A Ten Year Strategy to Sustain the Success of Edinburgh's Festivals
Environmental Impact Report and Vision for the UK Festival Industry
The Impact of British Music Festivals
Inclusive and Accessible Events
Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak
Eventeamwork - Volunteering Blog
Code of practice for running safer music festivals and events
VisitScotland - Event Management Guide
Deveopment Beyond Fundraising
Making Digital Work - Digital Toolkit for Arts and Culture
Hay Festival Branding Guidelines
How and Why we Rebranded our Festival
Music Festval Branding - The Evolution of Glastonbury
What Does it Really Mean to Brand a Festival
Researching Audiences at Outdoor Events and Festivals
Media Impact – Volume of Covergae
Edinburgh Festivals - The Network Effect
Estimating the economic impacts of festivals and events : a research guide
Why cities should stop building museums and focus on festivals
Here are some links to find more research material of interest to festival and event managers.
Society for European Festivals Research
Event Training Australia - Resources
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Research
European Capitals of Culture
Film Festival Research Network
Journal of Festive Studies
European Festivals Association