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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!



                                             

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AFO Face To Face Conference 5 November 2022


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Testimonials

  • Sandra Surtees, Director Shrewsbury Folk Festival

    "AFO membership is particularly good value and even more important these days. Covid-19 has nearly decimated our industry and the AFO is working tirelessly to help in every way it can...I very much appreciate all the work going on behind the scenes to help us come through the other side and thrive. Thanks a million."

  • Rowan Riley, Oundle International Festival

    "What a great bunch you are providing amazing resources and support, especially during these potentially devastating times."

  • John Wirtz, Sore Fingers Summer School

    "I really believe the AFO have played a big part in raising the standards of the UK outdoor festival scene."

  • Joe Heap, Towersey Festival

    "Towersey has been a member of the AFO since its inception. It is without a doubt the most useful trade organisation we could ever be a member of. If you work in Festival or Events in any way, you really must be part of AFO. The advice, the advocacy and lobbying is worth the membership alone."

  • Geoff Leon, Festival Vision

    "The AFO have played a major role in helping start our fledging business and since then the sessions, conferences and contacts are an integral part of our marketing strategy."

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