Developing a Festival

World Festival Network can provide a consultancy service for festival start up and festivals needing a change or 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 Festival in your area as we can advise on viability, scope and timescales at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We can review an established festival, give advice, troubleshoot and support.

We also provide consultancy on:

Business Development

Audience development, business plan outlines, strategic development, troubleshooting, International partnerships and liaison

General Management

Staff structure, timelines, project planning, artistic direction, database management, event planning, budget outlines, registration terms and conditions and procedures

Funding Streams

Sponsorship, advertising income, funding applications, business liaison, in-kind support

Box Office

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 Management

Volunteer organisation and policy advice