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COVID-19 Pivoting & Planning Calls for Festivals (National)

Film Festival Alliance’s Virtual Roundtables

Digital Media Tools for Festival Producers/Organizers

To Go Virtual or Not?

In partnership with ArtsBoston, the Festivals Audience Lab presented a panel that will discuss the decision-making process for doing online or virtual events. We visited three Massachusetts festivals to get inside their process and to see how they approached this question. These are some things to consider as you look at your festivals and possible online events.

Virtual Event & Streaming Platform Examples

Facebook Live


Instagram Live

YouTube Live


Tiltify (Charity/Fundraising Virtual Platform)


Technical Tips on Virtual Presentation

Examples of Virtual Festivals/Events

Supporting Festivals in the Era of Social Distancing

Social Media

Social Media for Festivals (2019 Webinar Recording)

Social Media for Festivals (2017 Webinar Recording)

Data Collection

The Power of Collecting Audience Data

Audience Engagement

This seminar provides festivals with a social media toolkit to improve your ability to effectively promote your festivals. The webinar focuses on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram as well as recommended festival hashtags, samples of successful tweets & posts.

Accessibility for Festivals

General / Other Funding Resources

Subscribe to Mass Cultural Council’s Community Initiative eNewsletter

New England Foundation for the Arts

The New England Foundation for the Arts is one of six officially recognized non-profit regional arts organizations that work in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts to enrich the nation’s cultural landscape on a regional basis. NEFA programs build cultural vitality in New England and the nation.

National Endowment for the Arts

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