How to Plan a Community Festival : How to Organize a Community Festival

How to Plan a Community Festival : How to Organize a Community Festival


Hi! My name is Jim Goettler with Expert Village
and this is a video about how to produce small community festival. In this segment, I am
going to go through the basics of the organizational set up that will help you put together a good
festival. You need to have a small group of folks who work together and hopefully like
each other, who are interested in putting together so that it does not fall on one person
to do all the work. It is just too much work for one person trust me. You are going to
need a couple of basic documents and these are going to be documents that you will put
together and refer to throughout the process. One is going to be your budget so that you
have some idea of what kind of money is coming in, what king of money is going out, what
kind of expenses you are incurring as you put together the party and the second one
is going to be the time line. Now a time line I generally make working backward from the
event. This gives you an idea when deadlines are coming up, when bills have to be paid,
when your participants have to be notified, etc. It sounds very daunting at this point
but as we move through the process you will see that this all fits together very nicely
and with these documents and the basic organization, you will be able to produce a festival whether
or not you are an arts group, a political group or a social group. Any kind of organization
pretty much has to follow these basic guidelines and you will find it’s a lot of fun. In the
next segment, I am going to go through the process and give you some guidelines on how
to choose a location for your event that will meet all your needs and the needs of your
participants. Stay with me.

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