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Thread #82762   Message #1600607
Posted By: Barbara Shaw
09-Nov-05 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: NOMAD is an island
Subject: RE: NOMAD is an island
I'm not sure adding grants and throwing more money at it would help, although it probably wouldn't hurt. It needs more people to actually go to the event.

It might be that the festival will grow in the coming years, now that it has settled in the New Haven area. It might help to forge stronger alliances with the various other folk music organizations in the local community and surrounding areas. It might help to actively recruit performers (each of whom brings along a certain amount of "audience") and dance organizations and participants from other parts of the northeast and beyond. Publicity and promotion is very important to make people aware of the festival, encourage participation, inspire interest and alleviate concerns (like parking).

All of this is of course dependent on volunteers with the time, energy, expertise and dedication...

I personally enjoyed the festival and I certainly wish NOMAD success.