Resources

Our resource area contains a range of downloadable documents and links intended to help you with the efficient and safe management of your events.

Some of the documents consist of content from previous AIF events, in addition to bespoke guides and documents produced by external companies. You will also find links to helpful sites and documents that are hosted elsewhere.

If you have a document that you would like us to host for our members please email renae@aiforg.com

AIF Six Year Report 2014

This report, to celebrate the AIF’s sixth birthday, places the festival sector in its historical context and looks ahead to the future to see the issues currently facing festival promoters, with a focus on the AIF’s member festivals.

Download [ pdf ] Resource added: 20 Feb 2015

Alcohol Entertainment Licensing Update

There are already mandatory conditions on all premises licences for festivals with the aim of ensuring that irresponsible drinks promotions do not take place. The Government has now “tightened these up”. At present, these new conditions will apply from 1 October 2014. There were also previous changes to regulated entertainment deregulating live music in licensed premises and plays, indoor sporting events and performances of dance up to 11:00pm. The Government is proposing further deregulation of regulated entertainment under the Licensing Act 2003.

This download is for members only. Resource added: 05 Aug 2014

The cultural value of live music from the pub to the stadium: Getting beyond the numbers

By Dr Adam Behr, Dr Matt Brennan & Professor Martin Cloonan

This project is part of a long-standing programme of research that began with work on the role of live music and promoters, conducted between 2008 and 2011 by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

This led to the formation of the Live Music Exchange (www.livemusicexchange.org), a web hub which produced a series of events geared towards promoting more substantive discussions and productive links between academia and the live music industry.

This download is for members only. Resource added: 28 Jul 2014

SLIDES: The cultural value of live music from the pub to the stadium: Getting beyond the numbers

This download is for members only. Resource added: 28 Jul 2014

10 Top Tips for Reducing Fuel Bills at Festivals

Powerful Thinking and The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) have created this Energy Fact sheet to provide an easy action list for approaching festival power more sustainably.

Download [ pdf ] Resource added: 02 Jul 2014

AIF Audience Survey Report 2013

The results of the 2013 Audience Survey.

This download is for members only. Resource added: 18 Jun 2014

AIF Audience Survey Results 2011

The results of the 2011 Audience Survey.

This download is for members only. Resource added: 22 May 2014

AIF Audience Survey Report 2012

The results of the 2012 Audience Survey.

This download is for members only. Resource added: 22 May 2014

The Good Food For Festivals Guide

Festivals and other events offer a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the best of fresh, delicious and sustainable food.
We understand that while many festivals are keen to improve their ethical credentials, tackling the food being served can be daunting - hence this Good Food for Festivals Guide, published by Sustain in partnership with A Greener Festival. The guide provides practical advice to festival organisers within the UK and internationally on how to implement positive changes....

Download [ docx ] Resource added: 13 Mar 2014

Power Behind Festivals Guide

Power has significant implications for the practical, economic and environmental success of any event. With rising fuel costs and an increasing awareness of sustainability, the industry is asking for more knowledge, understanding and expertise on sustainable power at festivals. After 18 months of exploration and consultation, the Green Festival Alliance (GFA) has created The Power Behind Festivals guide...

This download is for members only. Resource added: 13 Mar 2014

Water Guidelines for Festivals

Water Guidelines for Festivals, answering questions such as; "Who do I approach for water and sewerage advice?" "Is my water supply is from a private network?" ...

This download is for members only. Resource added: 13 Mar 2014
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