Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Event Development (Part Eight)

 Commitment (continued)

18.    Is the proposed facility large enough and can you afford it?

You may find what you think is the perfect location, but will it really accommodate all your plans? You must realistically think about what it you want to do and determine if the facility will work for you. Additionally, you must consider the cost of the facility plus any extra charges that might arise. If the facility plus cost are too high, it might adversely affect your event.

19.    Are there any other groups that could become involved?

Sometimes with larger events it’s a good idea to approach other groups to either become event partners or participants. This is a personal choice, but could work to your advantage if volunteers and/or money are in short supply. Many times, if a good coalition can be arranged, the resulting partnership can lead to a much superior event. Something to consider, but be wary off.

20.    What is the proposed duration of your event?

Just remember, the longer your event the more things you have to consider. Do you have enough time to plan? Is there enough manpower? Will enough people attend to make it worthwhile? If you are having vendors, will they be happy with the time they have to be there? Longer events can lead to greater success, because you can offer a lot more, but they can also lead to a lot more problems. Try to consider all the pros and cons before you make your final determination. Comprehensive research will go a long way in helping you make your final decision. (To be continued)

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