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Saskatoon Festival and Event Management Masterclass

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 8 @ 4:30 pm CST

$315.00 – $475.00

The Festival and Event Management Masterclass is making a first visit to Saskatoon on 7 & 8 October. The Masterclass is one of the world’s most popular festival and event professional development workshops having now been presented in 26 countries worldwide.  It is a course that informs and inspires anyone involved in creating, managing or supporting festivals and events both large and small, you can see details of the programme below.

The cost of the course is $395 if booked by 12 September or $475 if purchased after 12 September.  The cost will be reduced to $315 if more than one person from your organisation attends

We have run the course successfully in Canada on a number of occasions with an really wide range of organisations attending. They include:  Vancouver Fringe, Regina Folk Festival, Calgary High Performance Rodeo, Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Banff Centre, Regina Downtown, Conexus Arts Centre, Sturgeon County, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Push Festival, Vancouver Pride, City of Swift Current, City of Edmonton, Saskatchewan Choral Federation, Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Tourism Kelowna, Alberta Beer Festivals, Rapid Fire Theatre, Winspear Centre, Flin Flon Arts Council, Edmonton Jazz Festival, Exposure Photography Festival, Edmonton Fringe, Town of Stony Plain, Airdrie Festival of Lights, Tourism Medicine Hat, Calgary Stampede, Mount Royal University, City of St. Albert, Sled Island Music and Arts Festival, Vancouver International Wine Festival, Arts Council Ontario, Economic Development Regina, Bard on the Beach and many more.

The ‘who has attended’ section of this website  has a list of all the organizations which have been to the course. The website also has a feedback section with comments taken from our post-course surveys. The Masterclass receives exceptional feedback with so many people commenting on how informative and above all inspiring they found the workshop. We have included one or two of our favorite quotes below.

PROGRAMME

Day 1

Developing Great Festivals and Events

This session draws inspiration from successful festivals, events and destinations, looking at what we can learn from their approach, models and creative programming.

People and Partnerships

Looks at how effective festival organisations manage their teams and staff, their relationships with stakeholders and collaborations with partners.

Programming

The key to the success of any festival is the strength and imagination of the programme. This session explores a number of successful programming strategies.

Sponsorship and Fundraising

This session considers how to approach sponsors and explores other ways of generating valuable income.

Festivals, Tourism and Placemaking

This session considers how festivals can play a crucial role in raising the profile of a destination.

Day 2

Festival Marketing

This session examines a number of successful marketing approaches adopted by leading festivals

Venues and Festival Infrastructure

This session considers how to make the most of the venues available to your festival and the infrastructure required to run events successfully

Working with the Media

Every festival needs good press coverage and this session considers how best to achieve this aim.

Festivals – Impact and Evaluation

This session considers how festivals should look to maximise and evaluate their impact economically, socially and culturally.

The cost of the course is $395 if booked by 12 September or $475 if purchased after 12 September.  The cost will be reduced to $315 if more than one person from your organisation attends

 

FEEDBACK

The course was a vitamin injection in how to manage a festival and also how to evolve it. In short: The ultimate crash course in festival management! City of Sodertalje

Amazing ideas to not only reinvent my events, but also reinvent our town. Rural City of Wangaratta

You`re sharing so much practical knowledge and brilliant examples, I got one A-HA moment after another. LOTS of useful ideas (and energy!) to bring back home. Hilmarfestivalen, Norway

I can honestly say that for me this was a great experience to learn from a true industry professional and get insights from events that attract people from all over the world. Paul was surely interested in providing us with as much knowledge as possible, the right amount of fun and plenty of inspiration to get us all going on with our projects. Film Cloud

The Festival & Event Management Masterclass was one of the most useful courses I’ve ever attended, with tons of practical advice and the chance to collaborate with festival organizers throughout the region. Paul led us through multiple exercises that produced some truly inspiring and innovative ideas.  Go Western Newfoundland

The course was highly skilled, personal and interesting all the way through! I can highly recommend it – the time spent with Paul is spent really well!  Salaam Film & Dialogue

I had the most wonderful experience. It’s great to go to a course that gives you tangible and useful information that you can go away and implement yourself. I highly recommend this Masterclass! Feast Festival

Affable and highly knowledgeable, Paul Gudgin has condensed 30 years of festivals industry know-how into two days of intensive learning, offering advice on anything from grassroots to strategic aspects of developing festivals, across all areas. Paul’s knowledge is second-to-none making this workshop a must-attend event for festival and arts workers at any stage of their careers. West Australian Music (WAM)

The course was well planned and insightful. Paul has loads of experience, is confident in himself, yet informal and easy to talk with, and great at involving the participants. I would recommend the course both for learning and motivational purposes.  Nordland Music Festival

St John's Circusfest
St John’s Circusfest, Newfoundland

 

 

 

Details

Start:
October 7 @ 9:00 am CST
End:
October 8 @ 4:30 pm CST
Cost:
$315.00 – $475.00

Organiser

Paul Gudgin Festival and Event Management
Email
info@festivalmanagers.com
View Organiser Website

Venue

Saskatoon’s Arts & Convention Centre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0C8 Canada
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Tickets

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Saskatoon - Booked before 12 September
$ 501.65
10 available
Saskatoon - Two or more delegates
$ 400.05
10 available

A great place to network with like-minded people!

The course is very welcoming and gives participants the space to be creative and assess their own events from a critical standpoint. Paul is knowledgeable, inspiring and charming, and makes participants feel at ease. It’s also a great place to network with like-minded people!
Reykjavík Fringe

I Got One A-Ha Moment After Another!

You`re sharing so much practical knowledge and brilliant examples, I got one a-ha moment after another! LOTS of useful ideas (and energy!) to bring back home. Hilmarfestivalen, Norway

Reinvent Our Town

Amazing ideas to not only reinvent my events, but also reinvent our town. Rural City of Wangaratta

Empowered and Buzzing With Ideas

An inspiring and informative masterclass session. I left empowered and buzzing with ideas. City of Greater Geelong

I Highly Recommend This Masterclass!

I had the most wonderful experience. It’s great to go to a course that gives you tangible and useful information that you can go away and implement yourself. I highly recommend this Masterclass! Feast Festival

A Brilliantly Practical Course

A brilliantly practical course for anyone in the event management industry, no matter how experienced! Sydney Music Expo

Food for Thought

The masterclass on festivals gave food for thought, presented in an inspiring and refreshing way. CODA Oslo International Dance Festival

Head Full of Ideas and New Energy

I left the masterclass with my head full of ideas and new energy and A Great sense of believing in festivals as the best method to bring People and art/culture together. Billund Kommune

The Ultimate Crash Course in Festival Management!

The course was a vitamin injection in how to manage a festival and also how to evolve it. In short: The ultimate Crash Course in festival management! City of Sodertalje

I Can Highly Recommend It

The course was highly skilled, personal and interesting all the way through! I can highly recommend it – the time spent with Paul is spent really well! Salaam Film & Dialogue

Get the Creative Juices Flowing.

Paul is a wealth of knowledge and fun to listen to. It’s clear he knows his stuff and gave us great mini-exercises to get the creative juices flowing. I can’t wait to bring some of the ideas I generated in is class to my city! Brockville & 1000 Islands Tourism

A Unique and Creative Set of Tools

Paul is an incredibly talented and passionate individual with a wealth of knowledge on festivals and events. Participating in the Festival and Event Management Masterclass has provided me with a unique and creative set of tools and a deeper understanding to improve my abilities as an Event Manager. After completing the two day course I have a greater understanding of how to develop events and how to give them a point of difference from those that are already established. Carclew, South Australia

…inspired me to broaden my mind and widen my parameters

The Festival and Event Management Masterclass 2019: Paul’s knowledge and experience in this area is phenomenal. The information gained from the masterclass has been tremendously helpful and has inspired me to broaden my mind and widen my parameters. The education I received was utilised immediately. I was sending off emails during class to my festival team! The Basin Music Festival

A Variety of Tips and Tools that I can Pass on

As a local government officer providing support for event organisers in our municipality, this course provided me with a variety of tips and tools that I can pass on as well as giving me the opportunity to look more critically at how we as a council support events and what we can do differently or better. Coming from a small rural municipality, this sort of networking is usually hard to come by so it was a nice bonus on top of a great course!, Alpine Shire Council

Now Our Dance Festival Will Be Even Better

I think everyone should take the class a second time. This got me to see how I had implemented some of the suggestions from the last class and how our festival had improved by it. This time around the class gave me tons of new ideas thanks to Paul and the other participants. Now our dance festival will be even better once again. Abundance International Dance Festival

Worked Miracles for Us!

Great, inspirational course. Worked miracles for us! Malmö Eid-Festival

A Brilliant Two Days

Thank you Paul for a brilliant two days! The material delivered was interesting and highly relevant to our industry. Your presentation was full of inspirational ideas on how we can improve and refine our events, which I found very motivating. I am grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. Thank you once again! Wine Geelong

Paul’s knowledge is second-to-none…

Affable and highly knowledgeable, Paul Gudgin has condensed 30 years of festivals industry know-how into two days of intensive learning, offering advice on anything from grassroots to strategic aspects of developing festivals, across all areas. Paul’s knowledge is second-to-none making this workshop a must-attend event for festival and arts workers at any stage of their careers.

West Australian Music (WAM)

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