You have an idea for an event in mind; you know the range of dates to hold it in (11 –19 May). You’re already halfway there.
Here’s a few things you need to think about when planning your event:
- Date– when are other activities happening in your community? Could you partner up with another event and work together?
- Time– find out when the majority of people you want to attract will be available.
- Location– Will your usual location be suitable for higher numbers of people? What about your local town hall, cafe or community centre – maybe you know someone who is happy to open up their garden so you can set up an outside event? (but have a back-up plan in case the weather isn’t on your side!)
- Logistics– Bear in mind disabled accessibility, health and safety, toilet facilities, materials for workshops, refreshments, general accessibility (car parking etc.) and make this information clear in your publicity.
- Advertise– Visit our section on publicising your event for more info and make sure you list your event so we can help you start spreading the word.
Information, advice and useful links
Below is a list of Voluntary Arts Briefings that you can use as a guide when planning your Voluntary Arts Week event. Click on the headings below to find out more:
Organising an event…
Publicising an event…
Welcoming new members…
Looking for help with something that isn’t on this list? You can find more briefings here.