Help us to grow festival audiences?

the hub is leading a programme of consultation and research, funded by Arts Council England, into developing an online box office service and marketing training programme especially for voluntary sector festivals, to be launched in 2008. To do this we are working in partnership with the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) and the British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA). Our aim is to provide for those who seek new or additional ticket outlets, a service which will increase sales and improve festivals? ability to identify and reach bigger target audiences, either as a new ticket outlet or as in addition to existing outlets.

To help us to build a box office service and training programme that will be of real use to festival organisers, we are asking them to tell us about how they currently sell tickets. If you are a festival organiser, please do fill it in. It should only take you five minutes or so, and we promise won?t share with anyone else any of the information you give us. You can download a copy of it here, and email your completed questionnaire to us.

If you are involved in organizing more than one festival then it would be great if you could complete a questionnaire for each one.

If you?d like any more information about the project, then do get in touch with Jenny Harris here at the hub: