Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival is a volunteer led multi arts festival celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists. 

We are a biennial festival. The next edition will take place from 22 June - 30 June 2019. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2019 team, please get in touch.

The next edition of Didsbury Arts Festival will take place 24th June - 2nd July 2017.  

If you would like to join the 2017 team or discuss a proposal for an artwork or event, don't hesitate to get in touch, email info@didsburyartsfestival.org

Volunteer with Didsbury Arts Festival!

DAF is a community led festival and each year we rely on a team of fabulous volunteers to help with the smooth running festival. DAF is a great way to get involved in your local community through volunteering. Volunteers champion a multitude of roles which revolve around supporting artists and audiences to deliver the best festival yet. Meet new friends and get great skills for your CV. DAF has volunteering roles available throughout the year, not just during the festival. If you would like to get involved, please email info@didsburyartsfestival.org stating your areas of interest and experience.

Local businesses – DAF engages with local businesses in multiple ways. Whether you are a bar, a hairdressers or a cheesemonger, you can support local artists by displaying their art. We are calling on local businesses to engage in direct conversations with the artists so you curate the art that is right for your premises. Local businesses can also sponsor the Didsbury Arts Festival. Sponsorship comes in many forms to suit businesses large and small, and in return you can better reach engaged customers. Email us for more information - sponsoradvertise@didsburyartsfestival.org
Schools and pupils – DAF has a wide programme available in the classroom – from visual arts for nursery students to concert performances for high school pupils, we are getting young people involved in the arts and involved in their community. If you would like to find out more, contact schools@didsburyartsfestival.org
Bloggers and Press – Keyboard warriors unite! Come to the Didsbury Arts Festival to experience a proper local festival that involves everyone from the smallest pupil through to nationwide artists. Get on our press release list by emailing press@didsburyartsfestival.org and read all recent releases here.
Audiences – Everyone will find something about DAF that makes them smile, makes them cry or just resonates somewhere they didn't know existed. Better yet, most of the DAF festival is free! Keep abreast of the action, sign up to our newsletter to receive updates about the festival programme and event bookings.