Creating and animating a new network of independent festivals in Manchester
Client: Manchester Festival Organisers’ Group (no website)
Type: Multidisciplinary Arts / Development Agency
Established in 2008, Manchester FOG was a network of over 20 city centre festivals that met regularly to share best practice about cultural planning and festival management and to develop joint programming.
Create a new professional network of independent festivals in Manchester.
Established guiding principles and network aims.
Coordinated bi-monthly meetings with independent festivals and industry guests.
Launched collective initiatives to encourage sharing of information and collaboration.
Created an internal website to post meeting dates and minutes, share contact details and a calendar of events.
Research and Consultation
Training and Facilitation