What we do
FESTIVAL.ORG is committed to transforming communities through free, ambitious and ground-breaking outdoor performing arts which engage and inspire large, diverse audiences.
FESTIVAL.ORG is one of the UK’s most ambitious and prolific outdoor arts organisations. With our flagship annual festival, GDIF (founded in 1996), we set out to radically raise the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor performance produced in the UK. In 2017 the biggest ever GDIF featured over 300 performances by dozens of national and international companies with more than 100,000 people attending shows in a range of public spaces in Royal Greenwich and East London.
Beyond GDIF, FESTIVAL.ORG plays a distinctive, strategic role within the wider outdoor arts sector by devising and producing large-scale work (including ceremony-scale spectacle), working with culturally diverse artists, introducing new artists into the outdoors who might previously have worked in building-based contexts, pioneering new approaches to access and audience engagement and developing new outdoor work with D/deaf and disabled artists.
FESTIVAL.ORG’s national strategic projects currently include:
Managing the Global Streets network
Curating and delivering the Liberty Festival for the Mayor of London (since 2003)
Serving as a lead consortium partner on Woolwich Cultural Destinations: a 3 year, Arts Council funded project led by Visit Greenwich, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust and Festival.org, which aims to enhance the destination appeal of Woolwich through a programme of arts activity and tourism management.
Our Board of Trustees
Geoffrey Pine (Chair)
Cllr Amina Ali
Cllr Barbara Barwick
Dr Margaret Sheehy