Lancaster Jazz Festival

Lancaster Jazz Festival 2015

Lancaster Jazz Festival 2015

Co-devising an ambitious positioning and growth strategy with the full team and board of an emergent regional jazz festival

Client: Lancaster Jazz Festival
Location: Lancaster
Type: Festival / Jazz & Improvised Music
Scope: city-wide
Year: 2015

Re-launched in its current format in 2010, Lancaster Jazz Festival is a grassroots, artist-led contemporary jazz festival organised by an enthusiastic volunteer team.  


Undertake an organisational review to support the festival transition from voluntary to professional structure.


Developed core principles and an ambitious vision with team and board to provide a solid foundation for business planning and fundraising.

Mapped the festival’s artistic, social and economic growth opportunities.

Enabled the team and board to work more collaboratively and define their individual roles more clearly.

Read the Artistic Director’s blog post about the festival’s achievements 18 months later.

Key Skills:

Strategic Development
Fundraising and Business Development
Research and Consultation
Training and Facilitation