Festival and events advice pop-up clinics for West Cork

Posted on: 6th February, 2017

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

This month sees the inaugural AOIFE Festival and Events Advice Clinic roll into Cork to engage with the 120 plus Festivals and event organisers in the County.

Aoife’s Executive Director and Communications Assistant will be traversing the Country this season in an effort to meet local member festival and event organisers. Modelled on other network offerings – the pop-up advice clinics are facilitated locally to allow organisers meet AOIFE personnel and get a steer on some of their problems.

Founded in 1993, the Association of Irish Festivals and Events Association is the fourth largest in Europe (with over 200 members) and through training networking and advocating best practice helps ‘not for profit festivals’ reach and expand their local and international goals.

Participants MUST register with the AOIFE Secretariat in advance to book at 30-minute consultation during the time the team are there. The Advice Clinic Service is Free to members and non-members must pay a fee of €50.

For Registration for your 30 minutes Advice Slot or your 30 minute Social Media Mentoring slot please contact Membership Officer Christina at 090 964 3779. Or see www.aoifeonline.com.

The Advice Clinic will be in West Cork at the following locations and dates:

Tuesday, February 7,
Kinsale – Actons Hotel,
3.30 – 7.30pm.

Wednesday, February 8, Skibbereen – West Cork Hotel 10.30am – 3pm;
Clonakilty – Clonakilty Quality Spa and Leisure 4pm – 8pm.

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