FAQ for Event Organisers

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 The Ticket Sellers. 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 The Ticket Sellers. 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?

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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