How to get involved

The deadline for event proposals is midday on Friday 30 April 2021

Anyone can submit a proposal for an event to be included in the Festival programme. If you have something interesting to communicate and an engaging way to put your message across, we want to hear from you.

Many organisations and individuals take part each year including universities, colleges, research councils, businesses, publishers, charities and community groups.

Whether you know exactly what you’re offering, or if your event idea is not yet fully formed, please attend one of our introductory meetings before filling in the event proposal form.

We will suggest how your idea can be developed or put you in touch with organisations or others who may help you. We can help you develop a grant application to support your Festival event, and when the time comes, we will walk you through risk assessments, marketing and audience management processes for a smooth event for you and your team.

Funding opportunities

Read more information on the submission process, costs, venues and themes.



Submit your event proposal by 30 April

If you have any queries that are not covered here, please contact

Festival Manager Cathy Rose on [email protected]