Our Organisation

What we do

For over 100 years, we have been supporting amateur performing arts festivals to provide performance opportunities in their local communities. We have nearly 250 member Festivals across the UK and abroad and together they provide millions of performance opportunities for children, young people and adults. With a focus on music, dance and speech & drama, our member Festivals offer a wide range of classes to encourage participation in the performing arts. Our member Festivals have a strong education emphasis and provide a platform to perform in front of a live audience and receive feedback from a professional adjudicator.

We also have over 250 Adjudicator and Accompanist members who bring their knowledge, skills and professional expertise in the fields of music, dance and speech & drama. Our Adjudicator and Accompanist members provide expert feedback, guidance and teaching points to performers at our member Festivals and help to bring their performance onto the next level.

Our Governance

Board of Trustees

Like all charities, we are governed by a Board of Trustees whose role it is to ensure that the Federation meets our aims and objectives. Find out more about our Board of Trustees here.

Our Councils

We also have a Festivals Council and an Adjudicators Council. Both Councils are made up of elected representatives from across our membership.

Find our more about our Festivals Council here.

Find our more about our Adjudicators Council here.

Our Fellows

This is a prestigious award for adjudicators and festival personnel who have given outstanding service to their work and the Federation over time.

Find our more about our Fellows here.