Community workshops that lead to a festival can range from parade and costume workshops, float building, site decorations, such as flags, banners or sculptures to a community residency with multi-arts workshops in dance, performance, percussion, giant puppets and prop building.

These projects allow a community to tell it’s own stories, build cohesion and capacity and deliver a signature festival event that is unique to an area.

Some are ‘off-the-shelf ‘services

Others are commissioned and developed with festival funding, such as