Expert advice for Laois festivals at pop-up clinics

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter

Portlaoise Old Fort Quarter Festival to make welcome return in summer

Portlaoise Old Fort Quarter Festival to make welcome return in summer. Picture by Transmitter.

Organisers of Laois festivals and events will be able to get valuable help at some upcoming pop-up advice clinics.

AOIFE (Association of Festival and Events) is hosting the clinics to deal with the following issues:

Funding and grant applications
Setting up a new festival / event
Revenue and sponsorship opportunities
Cluster support & collaboration
Risk/ health and safety and insurance issues
Social Media Mentoring
Programming ideas for different audiences
European networking opportunities
Press and marketing

The clinics will be held in Laois on Thursday, March 28 as follows: 

Bowe’s Foodhall Café, Durrow – 10 am to 11:30 am

Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise– 12:15pm to 2:45pm

The Hare’s Corner Café, Mountmellick – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Community Centre, Portarlington – 5:30pm – 7pm

Participants must register with the AOIFE Secretariat in advance to book a 30-minute consultation. The Advice Clinic Service is free to AOIFE members and non-members must pay a small fee of €50 which can go towards purchasing a full AOIFE membership.

To register for your 30 minutes Advice Consultation and your 30 minute Social Media Mentoring please contact Membership Officer Hilary on (090) 964 5831, email or see for more information.

AOIFE aims to help not-for-profit festivals reach and expand their local and international goals.