British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA) is the national development agency for arts festivals in the UK: celebrating, developing and strengthening the work of its members. BAFA members cover a broad swathe of the festivals industry, including individual single art-form and multi-arts festivals, festival groupings, individuals, universities and associated organisations. From the BBC Proms to Gwyl Machynlleth Festival, Cheltenham Festivals to Festivals Edinburgh, or Ilkley Literature Festival to Wirksworth and Ventnor Fringe Festivals, BAFA represents members of all shapes and sizes across the length and breadth of the UK.



BAFA is pleased to welcome new members to our organisation. These include:

Dunster Festival
Harrogate Festival
Festivals and Events International
Harp on Wight International Festival
University of Surrey
Music at Oxford


Register for a free ticket for our Welsh Festivals Forum, which will be taking place on Thursday 10th October at Taliesin Create, University of Swansea.

We are pleased to confirm that our Conference for Festivals will be held in London on the 13th & 14th November 2019 at the Vauxhall Foundry