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AS A FESTIVAL AND EVENT ORGANISER YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN AOIFE , TO ENJOY SOME OF MANY BENEFITS WHICH INCLUDE :

1.Discounted Specialist Festival/Event insurance through EventInsurance.ie/Brady Insurance.

2.An annual 45 minute mentoring/coaching session with executive director on your festival’s/event’s development or issues.

3.An annual 30 minutes social media mentoring with multimedia assistant for all your events online marketing.

4.International and National awards program recognising achievement and excellence in festival, special event and marketing activities.

5.Multiple networking and educational opportunities where you benefit from knowledge of each other as well as industry leaders locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

6.A telephone Helpdesk for all your Festival and Event issues.

7.Standard operating procedures guidelines, templates on all aspects of festival and events production available to members.

8.Placement Partnering- helping you find 3rd Level Student Trainees for your organisation.

9.Access and collective member benefits of an international festival and events network (IFEA World) and prestigious European festival association (E.F.A.) And the list goes on and on. To join just go to the link www.aoifeonline.com Fill out the application which can then be sent to us with a EFT or provide us with your credit card for processing.Here is how:

❖ We are lobbying for the reform of the insurance industry.

❖ We work to ensure that Multi-Disciplinary Arts Festival and small festival grants continue.

❖ We continue to retain Leader support at Regional Level for festival and events.

❖ We successfully retain marketing support from agencies to be made available to the smaller festivals with regional impact.

❖ We engage and lobby on behalf of the sector with key government departments north and south.

❖ We offer training to all of you, with over 7,000 taking advantage of this during our 25 years of service to the festival and events industry.

❖ We travel to all the counties in Ireland to meet with festival organisers/producers/volunteers.

❖ We work with local authorities to ensure they understand your needs. ❖ We offer an outstanding low cost insurance scheme to our members through our partner EventInsurance.ie/Brady Insurance.

❖ Our member news (ezine) is communicated to over 5,000 sector contacts a year.

❖ We strongly support the National Campaign for the Arts along with a number of other umbrella groups.

❖ We regularly update our website with useful standard operating procedure templates for our members to download.

❖ We manage the Ireland Hub for the EU commission sponsored festival awards program.

❖ We maintain on-going research.

❖ We run a series of annual themed training seminars for members

❖ Bespoke training seminars Nationwide

❖ Professional mentoring for members in the areas of sponsorship, insurance, volunteers, social media, production and more.

❖ We continue to stress to the leaders of the business, hospitality trade and local authorities the importance, value and economic impact of what our sector archives and its impact on the community in general.

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