The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech (The Federation) has over 250 festivals in the UK and abroad. These festivals involve around 1 million amateur performers each year and reach an audience of more than 5 million. 80% of those performing are under the age of 18. The Federation is the largest UK organisation for participatory arts of music, dance and speech.
Some participants will go on to become professional performers and arts manager; some will become teachers; some technicians; some will work in the media. For the rest, who will do something completely unconnected with the arts, the skills will be put to use at job interviews, at work, in leisure activities and in relationships. ALL will become that educated audience who will keep the arts alive throughout the century.
Most festivals are registered charities that fundraise throughout the year to bring together a festival in their community. They are supported by the federation which is not funded by the Arts Council or other statutory organisations and is constantly in search of funds both to support its services and fund essential new initiatives.
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