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Nick Dodds  Managing Director
<ul><li>What is a Cultural Festival? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cultural Festivals – the FEI definition “ A time limited, concentrated celebration of cultural activity rooted in ...
<ul><li>No </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>Venue Arts Seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping Festivals...
<ul><li>Why have arts & cultural festivals become so popular? </li></ul>
An explosion of Arts Festivals in the World
<ul><li>Audiences like them because;  </li></ul><ul><li>The concentrated activity generates excitement and a sense of cele...
<ul><li>Audiences Love Festivals  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Artists like them because; </li></ul><ul><li>The present a lot of work – BAFA  members 10,000 events 4,000 exhibit...
<ul><li>Artists Love Festivals  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cities like them because; </li></ul><ul><li>Often animate the streets and show off the city at its best </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Cities Love Festivals  </li></ul>
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Workshop 1 2 fei vietnam workshop what is a cultural festival and why are they so popular

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Workshop 1 2 fei vietnam workshop what is a cultural festival and why are they so popular

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

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