Before You Start
Getting started with an event can be both exciting and daunting depending on your previous experience.
The resources listed on the right hand side of this page will help you to assess what will be involved and decide whether you are able to make that commitment before making detailed plans. Read through the "Quick Guide" which will give you an overview of what may be required.
Community driven events commonly require a committed group of individuals with a shared vision to make it happen. If you have a great idea for an event here are some steps that will get you started to develop that great idea into a reality.
- Discuss the idea with people you know to gauge enthusiasm
- Brainstorm with a larger group of people to refine the idea and reflect the input of others - Establish what the Aim and Purpose of the event is, and who could be involved or who it would benefit/affect.
- Establish a working group or committee - If you can't get enough people interested to come on board then the event can't proceed past this stage.
- Flesh out your ideas into a draft plan - Discuss with Council staff - the Festivals and Events Liaison officer, or Regional Arts Co-ordinators may be able to offer insight and advice into the process, or offer specialised knowledge.
If you have reached this stage and think you are ready to proceed, then go to "Planning Your Event"