Short Courses & Creative Retreats

The A-Z of Organising an Arts Event or Arts Festival

This intensive short course is aimed at those wanting to learn the key skills necessary to conceive, stage, and manage arts events. The day long course will guide students through all the stages of staging an event including; initial planning, and budgeting through fund raising, marketing and writing press releases to the day itself, and finally evaluation. The course is ideal for those with an interest in staging evenst arts management, art education or practising artists wishing to mount their own exhibitions.


The day will cover the following topics:

Initiating Projects – Your Vision and Plan.

Budgeting for Beginners.

Event Organisation and Design.

Reaching Your Audience - Marketing.     

Assessing the Outcome.


Length: 5 hours (10-4 including one hour for lunch)