FAQ for Event Organisers

Q: I submitted an event idea but haven’t heard back from the Food Connections team. What should I do?

Everyone who submitted an event idea should have heard from the Bristol Food Connections team by January 14th, 2019. Successful submissions will receive the Developing Your Event Guide & Checklist, a go-to information packet to move from idea to successful event.

If you submitted your event idea before the deadline in December 2018 and still have not heard from the festival team, please let the team know immediately by emailing info@bristolfoodconnections.com with your name and event idea.

Q: My event idea was successful but I need more support. What should I do?

Event organisers can receive in-person assistance at the February 2019 Eventoring Session. The Developing Your Event Guide is also a thorough guide for taking your idea into event.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the festival team via email or phone with further concerns or questions – we are here to help!

Q: Can you help me access funding for a community event? 

We have no direct funds which we can associate with your event for the 2019 festival. However, if an idea comes to our attention that we think there may be appropriate funding avenues for us to target, we will be in touch.

There is no Community Connections Pot funding (event bursaries) for the 2019 festival.

Q: How can I sell tickets for my event?

If you decide to charge for your event, you can sell tickets direct through the Food Connections online booking system which we’ll be running in partnership with TheTicketSellers. Successful event ideas who have been approved for further development and inclusion in the festival programme will be provided with information on how to set up their online ticket sales through TheTicketSellers after their Developing Your Event Checklist is submitted (deadline is 1st March 2019). Watch this space for updated information. 

Q: I’d like to run an event but I don’t have an idea yet. Can you help?

The call for event ideas deadline for 2019 has passed. However, if you have an idea or proposal you think suits the festival’s aims, or are curious about participating in future festivals, take a look at the Call For Events guide. We are keeping the Put on an Event submission form open online for special cases.

For inspiration for future participation, why not take a look at the Call for Events guide, which lists Festival Highlights from 2014 to 2018?

Your event can be fun, challenging, inclusive, exciting, informing and inspiring and we aim to select events that educate and inform. Maybe you’re a food shop taking us ‘behind the scenes’; a theatre group with a tasty show, a restaurant wanting to break the record for rolling the world’s longest sushi roll; or an ambitious school up for putting on a cake parade. Bristol Food Connections is a festival by the city, for the city, so this is a chance to show how magical Bristol can be! We really support the wider connections you might make as part of this process, and especially encourage event organisers who may consider joining forces with others across the city.


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