WAF Learning Sessions

We hold a series of WAF learning sessions for artists and contributors in the lead up to the registration deadline and festival dates. 

These are a great opportunity for you to meet the WAF team and get the most out of taking part. 

We offer online toolkits and guidanceand a 1-1 clinic session for more specific advice on realising your ideas and fundraising, including making an application to our grant scheme. 

Please note, the dates below may change – keep an eye on this page and on our social media channels for further updates, or sign up to our mailing list. 

Coming Up

Session 1: Introduction to WAF 2022

Weds 13 October 2021, 6.30pm - 8.00pm, Freshground London, 68 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EQ.

Meet the team and talk about ideas for getting involved with WAF 10 - 26 June 2022.  Find out how to apply for funding for your WAF project.

Session 2: Sustainability

Thursday 11 November 2021, 6.30pm - 8.00pm on Zoom

Learn about our new sustainability policy and ways to make your projects and marketing campaigns more eco-friendly.

This event forms part of Together on Climate Change Festival.

Session 3: Access

Thursday 2 December 2021, 6.30pm - 8.00pm on Zoom

How to make your event accessible 

Session 4: WAF Artists and Venues Matchmaking 

Weds 12 January 2022, 6.30pm - 8.00pm, venue TBC

Venues and Artists matchmaking session

Session 5: WAF Ticketing & Registration support

Thursday 10 February 2022, 6.30pm - 8.00pm on Zoom

Help with your WAF online registrations plus an opportunity to discuss pricing strategies and ticketing with our Box Office provider, Otherplace.

Session 6: Marketing and Evaluation

Thurs 24  March 2022, 6.30pm - 8.00pm on Zoom

Advice and support for marketing and evaluating your WAF event.

Session 7: PR and Publicity Launch

Weds 27 April 2022, 5.00 - 7.00 pm, venue TBC

Let's raise a glass for our Publicity launch and hear about PR opportunities from our Media partner Riverside Radio.

Session 8: Evaluation session

Weds 20 July 2022, 6.00-8.00pm, venue TBC

Let's share our learnings from this year: we'll share our stats and anything we have learnt this year, and you can tell us what you thought of it all and what you have found out too!