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.



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 and you can now buy tickets here.

Our 50th Birthday Party will be held at The Circus Bar at the Southbank Centre in London on the 13th November from 7:30pm. Tickets can be bought here

We can also confirm that we will be hosting our student conference, A Festival Career at Royal Central School for Speech and Drama on the 15th November between 2pm and 5pm. Tickets are now on sale here