British Arts and Science Festivals Association Conference
The BAFA 2014 Conference for Festivals takes place 22 October-24 October 2014 at the Canterbury Festival.
This year, the conference takes on the theme of “Access” including access to funding, access to new audiences and access to sustainability. The conference balances social gatherings with debate and discussion events, offering numerous opportunities for professional networking and exchange of ideas. Participants receive discounted tickets to the Canterbury Festival, an international arts and culture festival with a diverse programme of events.
In August 2014, Creative Carbon Scotland hosted a discussion event as part of the Edinburgh summer festivals (highlights can be read here); “Can Festivals Change the World?” featured Di Robson and brought together a group of festival organisers, arts administrators, cultural delegates and creatives to discuss the following questions-
- What is art’s role in a changing climate?
- How can artists be part of changing the world for the better?
- What can festivals do for sustainability?
We hope that this discussion will be continued at the 2014 Bafa Conference for Festivals.