Conference for Festivals

Rewind, Play, Forward: 24 – 26 February 2021

We look forward to seeing you at BAFA’s conference for festivals, which is taking place online from 24 – 26 February. Rewind, Play, Forward will give an arena to share the experiences, frustrations, difficulties and challenges of the last year as well as looking at solutions, opportunities and green shoots for 2021. We will hear from inspiring speakers, share ideas and resources with other delegates, and have a chance to chat informally with colleagues from across the sector. We will be talking about the challenges of going digital and monetisation, hearing from Martin Green about Festival 2022, talking about how festivals have been re-framing their sense of place and community during the pandemic, exploring audience attitudes to coming back to festivals post-pandemic, talking about what the future might look like both in terms of a more diverse sector and through the lens of extended reality

There will be breakout sessions for colleagues in Wales, Scotland and England, featuring speakers from arts councils and the Digital Culture Network, and opportunities to network in specialist groups.

Whole conference tickets are priced at £50 for member festivals, and will enable your whole team to experience sessions live and post-event through our catch-up service.  Non-members can attend for £80 per organisation. Tickets can be booked now.

Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you!