The British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA) is the leading network and development agency for UK arts festivals and its membership includes a broad variety of organisations across the UK of all types and sizes, ranging from the BBC Proms to Ventnor Fringe, East Neuk Festival to Camarthen Bay Film Festival.  BAFA interacts with its members and the arts festivals sector through direct support, facilitating member interaction, online webinars and in-person meetings.  BAFA continues to lobby for the sector, in partnership with organisations across the UK and Europe including Creative UK, sister organisations AFO and AIF, the European Festivals Association and Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe.  There has never been a more important time for festivals to work in partnership, to stay connected and to speak out for the unique role that festivals play in the UK’s cultural ecology.

BAFA has launched Festivals Mean Business, a UK-wide research programme into the size, scale and impact of the arts festivals sector. Commissioned from BOP Consulting, and with support from Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland, the results from this national study will be published in the autumn of 2024. The survey is open until 28 March 2024 and arts festivals of all types, art forms and sizes are invited and eligible to participate, so please contribute and help add your voice to this crucial piece of work to help raise the profile of and shape the sector: https://bop.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2nJ1U7fG9NLswHY

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