Connect across the festival sector

Build relationships with other festivals in the Network by becoming a member

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Benefits of membership

Participate in a professional community dedicated to uniting, celebrating and improving the diverse science festival landscape in the UK, including:

  • Regular meetings to share learning, resources and contacts.
  • Access to funded projects developed and secured by the Network.
  • Opportunities to share and jointly commission creative content.
  • Evaluation support and participation in developing a shared approach.
  • Advocacy for the science festival sector through conversations with influential organisations, funding bodies and decision makers.
  • Support to grow and diversify festival events and audiences.
  • Opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

What membership involves

Membership to the UK Science Festivals Network provides a way for diverse festivals to unite as a professional community, which all members can benefit from and participate in.

  • Members are invited to attend regular meetings across the country to build relationships, share best practice and participate in a national conversation about shaping the future of science festivals in the UK.
  • Each year the Network agrees on a measure to improve and standardise our approach to evaluation. To become and remain a member, festivals must agree to collect and annually share this data with the Network and other members.
  • Membership to the UK Science Festivals Network is free and open to all organisers of a festival or event with science content.
  • Membership is divided into two types to help the Network to understand our members and meet their needs.
  • All members remain independently organised science festivals and can terminate their membership at any time.

Types of membership

Associate Membership

Associate members organise festivals or events with science content.

Full Membership

Full members organise a science festival with muliple events, venues and partners across more than one date.

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