5 tips for hosting a low-cost community arts event

Situation: You’ve been asked to plan a community arts event. It needs to be hugely successful, but you have little-to-no budget. Impossible? We don’t think so!

Solution: By networking with fellow members in the arts community, presenting your event to neighboring venues and businesses, and building a team of partners eager to support your cause, you are bound to succeed! Utilize these 5 simple tips to help get your community arts event, or any community event, off the ground (and running)!

1. Choose a location that will benefit from increased traffic flow. If it’s a place that’s near and dear to your heart, even better.
A venue with power, running water and restrooms is best as you won’t need to rent the infrastructure separately. If you can establish why your event will be beneficial to the venue, it’s possible that you can co-present with them and may not even need to rent the space. Never hurts to ask!

2. Pool your resources.
Clearly define your cause and share with others. You will be surprised at how easily you can pull together a team of local volunteers who are willing to help in the planning process. This may be one other person, or several people who have different areas of interest and skill sets. Establish a common vision of what the event will be so that everyone is on the same page.
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Happy Equinox – Celebrate the Harvest!

Today is the autumnal equinox, which means summer is officially over. Yeah, it’s a bummer but don’t fear, it also means that it’s harvest time: gardens are overflowing, fall beers are flowing and harvest festivals are happening all over the world.

The autumnal harvest celebration has its roots in Britain when farmers would reap and gather their agricultural products to bring to market. There’s a full moon around the autumnal equinox, often called the Harvest Moon, so festivals were usually held sometime near the full moon.
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