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Working for and with festivals and events, supporting live arts

AFO: Working for and with festivals and events, supporting live arts

The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene. Created in 1987 with a small gathering of people working in the community festival business, AFO now has over 250 members who exchange ideas and support one another to help develop our sector.

Are you a festival or event organiser, supplier, freelancer or student? If you have anything to do with festivals or events, yes anything, you should join AFO.

The AFO Office is open year round to offer you help and support.  Contact us today!

  • Lynne & Roger, Brecon Jazz Festival

    We thoroughly enjoyed the conference, the sessions, and networking. The location, venue & accommodation were all great. The last session was unmissable, very informative and enjoyable.

  • Helen Smedley, FlameFest

    Thank you so much for last week's session. 
    I found it extremely helpful and have already started using some of the resources you introduced me to.

  • Bar Nation

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for having us, the AFO Conference was a real eye opener, and went really well for us” 

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General Secretary Writes - September 2020

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THE MAJOR EVENTS SUMMIT - 2ND DECEMBER 2020   COPING WITH THE CHALLENGES OF EVENT DELIVERY IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC     Major Events International (MEI) is a Management...

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