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RAW Foundation Launch Guide to Reusable Bar Cups at Events

RAW Foundation Launch Guide to Reusable Bar Cups at Events

Final resource in the AIF ‘Drastic on Plastic’ Campaign Action Pack released with funding from the Event Industry Forum (EIF) NEW Plastic-focussed conference at Showmans Show will provide inspiration for events and companies taking action on plastic RAW Foundation, with funding support from the Event Industry Forum (EIF), have published the Guide to Reusable Bar Cups at Events, the final…

We're Hiring! Festival Congress 2018 Event Assistant

We’re Hiring! Festival Congress 2018 Event Assistant

Click here for the full job description. We’re hiring for an enthusiastic and hands-on Event Assistant to help us put together Festival Congress. Congress is AIF’s annual flagship event, a two-day conference, Independent Festival Awards and celebration of the festival industry. The event is the largest gathering of independent festivals in the UK, with over 400 industry delegates expected to attend in 2018. …

 AIF Festival Congress 2018 hits Sheffield on 6 – 7 November

AIF Festival Congress 2018 hits Sheffield on 6 – 7 November

Tickets on sale now: www.festivalcongress.com AIF’s annual flagship Festival Congress will take place in Sheffield on November 6 and 7 this year. The move to Sheffield follows four consecutive sold-out years in Cardiff. The Congress, which has become a major fixture in the festival industry calendar, attracting over 400 delegates each year, will be held at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. The Independent…

AIF Moves Office

AIF Moves Office

AIF has moved to the newly opened co-working space The Ministry. You can now find us at 79 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DN. Our phone number remains the same you can call us on 0203 745 2897, or email phoebe@aiforg.com.

AIF welcomes reduced PRS rate for festivals

AIF welcomes reduced PRS rate for festivals

Tradebody celebrates victory for members after three-year campaign The Association of Independent Festivals is celebrating a hard-fought victory for its members today, after PRS for Music announced a new Tariff LP today with changes that will see reduced rates for festivals. PRS’ Popular Music Concert Tariff (Tariff LP) covers the licensing policy and charges for the use of copyright music controlled…

Independent festivals commit to eliminating single use plastic by 2021

Independent festivals commit to eliminating single use plastic by 2021

AIF launches ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign, with over 60 festival websites ‘wrapped in plastic’.  Over 60 indie festivals and suppliers to take part in initiative on Earth Day, 22ndApril.  Participants to ban plastic straws as a minimum this season, and all single-use plastic within 3 years  Organisers of more than 60 independent festival across the UK have committed to banning…

Attitude is Everything Publishes State of Access Report 2018

Attitude is Everything Publishes State of Access Report 2018

Attitude is Everything have published their forth State of Access report which looks at the barriers faced by deaf and disabled people when trying to book tickets for live music events. The report included findings from their Access Booking Survey, which collected hundreds of responses from deaf and disabled gig-goers. Positively, three quarters of deaf and disabled  customers felt that…

AIF to break from AIM in its 10th anniversary year

AIF to break from AIM in its 10th anniversary year

Association of Independent Festivals to stand as own company from April 2018 Current GM Paul Reed promoted to Chief Executive Phoebe Rodwell joins AIF from MMF New Offices in Vauxhall’s Handbag Factory The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) will break away from its parent company AIM and operate as a separate company in April this year. The move comes as…

2017 Festival Congress Session Videos

2017 Festival Congress Session Videos

JOHN MCGRATH KEYNOTE – MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FESTIVAL QUESTION TIME AIF General Manager Paul Reed, UK Music’s Michael Dugher and Yourope’s Christof Huber discuss what Brexit means for the live music business, YouRope’s ‘Take a Stand’ initiative and political activism at festivals. SAFER SPACES PANEL Spotlighting AIF’s 2017 sexual assault awareness campaign, in a discussion involving participating festivals and partners,…

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