BAFA: Festivals mean business

  • Brighton Festival

    BAFA: Festivals mean business

  • Buxton Fringe Festival

    BAFA: Festivals mean business

  • Salisbury Festival

    BAFA: Festivals mean business

  • Blue Sky Festival


  • Cheltenham Festival

    BAFA: Festivals mean business


BAFA has a working relationship with organisations across the arts - not just within the festival.

Below you will find details of some of these organisations (more to be added), many of whom offer benefits to our members.

If you are interested in the work of any of these organisations, please check the Members Benefits list in the Members Area, and contact the BAFA Office for more information: info@artsfestivals.co.uk

Artsdb and the Performing Arts Yearbook and we are home to the world’s most comprehensive database for the performing arts. With over 24,000 creative arts contacts from all over the world on our database, building your reputation could not be easier. 

As a BAFA member, we would like to give you the opportunity to take advantage of artsdb and the Performing Arts Yearbook by offering you six months FREE membership to artsdb.net. Members: log in here to find out more.

BAFA has teamed up with specialist insurance broker La Playa to help protect festivals from spiralling insurance premiums, inadequate cover and expensive duplications from maintaining multiple non specialist policies.

The BAFA Insurance Scheme offers a 20% discount on La Playa's Festival Portfolio, a specialist policy for festivals as well as a free initial pensions consultation. Members: Log in here to read more.

Positive Impact is a not-for-profit that provides sustainability education to the event industry. They’ve worked with sustainability experts and event industry leaders to create a vision for a more sustainable event industry in 2020 which includes best practice targets. 

BAFA is pleased to have partnered with Positive Impact to hightlight the importance of sustainablitily and to offer traing to our members at a discounted rate. Members: Log in here to find out more.

The easy to use free for event managers, box office and ticket sales system seamlessly integrates your internet and in-house ticket sales. Sell tickets online, in person and over the phone using our simple online box office solution. The box office system is web based and entirely self service so you are always in complete control of your events and ticket allocations.

Members: Log in here to find out more about our exclusive members' deal

Over three years the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme will deliver a collaborative series of training, traineeships, coaching, digital skills and innovative practice. The programme will improve the perceptions of the arts as a charitable cause and enhance fundraising practice within the sector, with a key aim of encouraging leadership and entrepreneurialism.Working with trustees, leaders, senior managers and emerging talent the Programme will inspire, coach and resource people at all levels of the arts and cultural sector and ensure the training and development of a professional arts fundraising workforce. Members: Log in here to find out more about special offers
A Greener Festival is a not-for-profit company committed to helping music and arts events and festivals around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices. We provide information, education resources and facilitate the exchange of good ideas. 
Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry. We support the music industry to understand Deaf and disabled people’s access requirements at music venues and festivals by building equality into the strategic process using a Charter of Best Practice. The ethos of the Charter is that Deaf and disabled people should be as independent as they want to be at live music events and over 100 venues and festivals have already signed up.
The World Festival Network brings the international festival sector closer together. Acting as a liaison between festivals and performers, audiences, suppliers and the media we provide the opportunity to strengthen and promote multi-disciplinary Festivals. We do this through education, introduction, networking, research, dissemination of information, and the cultivation and development of good working practice.
The Young Classical Artist Trust (YCAT) identifies outstanding young musicians and chamber ensembles, promoting and supporting them through the challenging period between university study and a full-time professional career. 
Young People in the Arts (YPIA) is a networking organisation for arts professionals at the outset of their careers. We run a monthly programme of talks, debates and professional development opportunities in London, covering a wide range of arts disciplines and topics. All our events provide opportunities to learn about the arts sector and, above all, to meet other young people working in the creative and cultural industries. More information can be found here: www.ypia.co.uk