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  • DELIGHTED TO BE HERE TO LAUNCH A BRAND NEW SERVICE FROM FEI
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    • 1. Nick Dodds Managing Director
    • 2.
      • What is a Cultural Festival?
    • 3.
      • Cultural Festivals – the FEI definition “ A time limited, concentrated celebration of cultural activity rooted in a particular location ” and Arts Festivals ... “ cover the performing and visual arts, presenting performances of either a single artform, like music, or multi-artform like the Edinburgh or Shanghai festivals ”
    • 4.
      • No
      • Religious Festivals
      • Venue Arts Seasons
      • Shopping Festivals!
      YES Arts Festivals Film Festivals Literature/Book Festivals Children ’ s Festivals Pop Festivals Food Festivals Sports Festivals Cultural Festivals – the FEI definition Heritage?
    • 5.
      • Why have arts & cultural festivals become so popular?
    • 6. An explosion of Arts Festivals in the World
    • 7.
      • Audiences like them because;
      • The concentrated activity generates excitement and a sense of celebration
      • They tend to be short – mostly one, two or three weeks long
      • They present work that you can ’ t see the rest of the year – new/adventurous
      • They give the opportunity to cross between artforms you don ’ t normally attend
      • They follow themes of exploration and depth that specialists like
      • They present in unusual spaces and on the streets
    • 8.
      • Audiences Love Festivals
    • 9.
      • Artists like them because;
      • The present a lot of work – BAFA members 10,000 events 4,000 exhibition days
      • They often give the opportunity to experiment – BAFA members 1,750 premiers
      • They commission new work – BAFA members 200 pieces in 2007
      • They engage artists –BAFA members 50,000 opportunities
      • They give artists the opportunity to see international work – artform development 
    • 10.
      • Artists Love Festivals
    • 11.
      • Cities like them because;
      • Often animate the streets and show off the city at its best
      • Enrich the lives of and entertain their residents
      • The educate residents and visitors - BAFA members 1900 education events
      • Attract young people – BAFA 63% of education events aimed at the young
      • The assist with community cohesion and develop a sense of pride
      • Raise the profile of the city nationally and internationally
      • Attract high spending visitors and cultural tourists
      • Generate positive economic impacts .  
    • 12.
      • Cities Love Festivals