Welcome to the City of Festivals Toolkit

Whether you’re thinking of starting a new festival in York or developing an existing one, this information will guide you through the essential areas to consider. If you’re more interested in volunteering at a festival or cultural event please visit  the Do-It volunteering website or contact us.
You may wish to start by reading some local cultural strategies and thinking about how your festival contributes to these. This can be a useful way to open doors to funding and support within the city.
Please download our Event Planning Guidance PDF document for information on Planning, Event Manuals, Health & Safety etc.