Expand the empirical and theoretical understanding of the economic aspect of festivals and carnivals and how this intersects with their social, political and cultural functions.
New partnerships with London-based organisations are driving new practice in the nature and content of training and skills programmes.
New toolkit for Trading at Cultural Festivals developed and in use in 3 EU contexts to support new trading business in establishing and promoting themselves.
Contribute to understanding the implications of the increased interest in policy circles of festivals as agents of regeneration and community development
Contribute to policy discussions re skills and training, impacts and definitions of cultural value. Disseminate learning regarding partnership working at individual and organisation levels.