The World Festival Network can provide a Consultancy Service for Festival Start Up and Review.
We offer consultancy on tailoring a festival model and structure to work towards your objectives. We will use our festival experience to help you build a successful framework that will fit with your local community, your stakeholders, and help discover your potential audience. Please get in touch if you are thinking of starting a Fringe in your area as we can advise on viability, scope and timescales.
We can review an established festival, give advice, troubleshoot and support.
For new Fringe Festivals we offer a 'free' first session and discussion, after this we plan charges according to budgets and resources.
We can do consultancy in these areas:
Audience development, business plan outlines, strategic development, troubleshooting, International partnerships and liaison
Staff structure, timelines, project planning, artistic direction, database management, event planning, budget outlines, registration terms and conditions and procedures
Sponsorship, advertising income, funding applications, business liaison, in-kind support
Box office solution advice and recommendations
||Programming, communication and management, temporary venues and site locating, venue guide questions and structuring
|Outdoor Events Programmes
||Liaison with sponsors, programmers, local government departments, local agencies
Media advice and press release structure, press packs, contacts
Volunteer organisation and policy advice
Registration Advice on the different options for Festival structure and
registration process for Fringe Festivals
Employ the World Festival Network
Project Management of all aspects of Festival Organising
You can contract us for short-term or longer term projects, festival management, event management, lecturing, research and more
We specialise in:
Registration structure and processes for Fringe Festivals
What’s the competition, what else is similar, demographics, other events, touring companies
Data capture, national and international comparisons
Refine & create contact databases
Launches, parties, production management, outdoor events and temporary venues.
Venue & concert management
Business plans, Future strategy and vision, arts admin, office organisation, spreadsheets, timelines
Budgeting, financial management, finance systems
Staff handbooks, appraisals, company structure
Press and Media
Campaigns, strategies, releases, launches, connections, partners
Communication strategies, social networking, mail shots, a fresh look at your print, who to market to, tenders
National and international connections, represented at an event
Fundraising and Development
Funding bodies, private and public sector
Recruiting, training & managing
Website & Online
Updating, uploading and proofing content
Social networking integration, set up and upkeep