Northern Festivals Network Awarded Arts Council Funding

20 Jan 2016

The Northern Festivals Network has been awarded £179, 500 in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Strategic Touring Fund to deliver spellbinding arts programming for family audiences and build a resilient sector with increased collaboration between artists, venues and festivals until 2018. The Northern Festivals Network is led by Wild Rumpus, award-winning producers of the Just So Festival and includes some of the most exciting and varied festivals in the UK today (Cloudspotting, Festival Number 6, Fire In The Mountain, Just So, Kendal Calling, Ramsbottom Festival and Underneath The Stars). The consortium was founded by Just So, Kendal Calling and Ramsbottom Festivals in 2014 with a joint determination to raise the bar of family programming at greenfield festivals. It will build on the success of its first year of arts council strategic touring funding to continue its shared commitment to increase the amount of high quality touring arts for families and create an environment where it can thrive. More info here.