The official site for the Yorkshire Festival 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have anything else to ask please contact us.

What is Yorkshire Festival 2016?

Yorkshire Festival 2016 is an 18 day celebration of the arts with shows, events and exhibitions across the county.

When is Yorkshire Festival 2016?

Yorkshire Festival 2016 runs from Thursday June 16 until Sunday July 3. We’ll have some preview events over the Tour de Yorkshire weekend at the end of April too.

How often does Yorkshire Festival run?

Yorkshire Festival is biennial - occuring on even numbered years.

How is the artistic programme selected?

The artistic programme is selected and curated by the Artistic Director. The programme will seek to reflect the artisitic excellence and diversity of Yorkshire, give opportunity to Yorkshire people and companies to participate and present the best international work to residents and visitors alike. There will also be an associate programme listing that will showcase the breadth of the arts across Yorkshire between 16 June and 3 July. Details of how to get your existing event listed in Yorkshire Festival Plus can be found here.

When will the programme be out?

Some programme items will be revealed over the coming months. The full programme will be out mid-April.

How can I keep in touch?

Keep coming back to this website or follow us on Facebook /yorkshirefestival and/or Twitter @YorkshireFest.

How is Yorkshire Festival funded?

Yorkshire Festival 2016 has been awarded £1million for the 2016 event from the Government through Arts Council England as part of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. Yorkshire Festival is currently seeking private sector sponsorship and is working to co-commission productions.

Who organises Yorkshire Festival?

Yorkshire Festival is a Welcome to Yorkshire project. The Welcome to Yorkshire Board is responsible for setting the overall budget and agreeing the broad parameters of the Festival, including its overall aims and objectives. Yorkshire Festival has a Steering Group which is a formal sub committee of the Board of Welcome to Yorkshire, run by an independent Chair, with a Non Executive Director of Welcome to Yorkshire sitting on the Steering Group as the link to the main Board.The Steering Group is responsible for the oversight of all artistic decisions on content and for managing the budget and delivery of the Festival. There is a small staff team led by Matt Burman the Artistic Director.

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