DAF 2023 Call Out



Are you an Artist, Musician, Creative?

Click here to submit your idea for an Event, Performance or Activity that could become part of Didsbury Arts Festival 2023! All art-forms, genres and content ideas are welcome, both small and large scale.

You might be a singer, visual artist, film maker, promoter, workshop leader or dance group. You might want to perform as part of the festival or you may have an idea for an event or activity that you would host, with our support. Whatever your artform and whatever your genre or creative idea, we would love to hear from you.

Fill in the form, giving as much detail as possible about your performance, event or activity idea, and if selected we’ll work with you  to make it happen.



Would you like to get involved in DAF 2023 and become a Festival Volunteer or Festival Assistant?

You might want to help run an event, get involved in marketing and promotions, work backstage, learn new skills, or simply make lots of new friends and experiences.

If that sounds like you, please click here to submit your details and we’ll get back to you with further information.

DAF 2023 Volunteering

Your festival needs you, because building a better community starts with the people already there

Show your love for Didsbury Arts Festival and the arts by becoming a sponsor, donor, advertiser, partner venue or make a simple donation. As a charity we rely on your generous support to help us promote local talent and show awe-inspiring art to a live audience of 10,000+, and many more online.

‘Stealth is proud to have been a sponsor and supporter of Didsbury Arts Festival for 10 years. The Festival week always creates a real buzz in Didsbury, bringing the community together and driving up visitors to local businesses. We are looking forward to being involved again.'
DAF Sponsor

Your support makes an enormous difference in creating an inclusive festival for all. We are enormously grateful to our past, present and future supporters. All income supports our festival programme and our work with local individuals through creative engagement activity. Thank you!

Sponsors & Advertisers

DAF sponsors and advertisers enjoy reaching audiences through our national ticket agency, our own 5,000 Facebook and Twitter followers, 20,000 DAF website visits, our printed programme and through dedicated press coverage in both local and national newspapers, television, radio and online.

Your donations directly result in free festival activity for the public, community engagement activity, artists’ expenses, venues & equipment, a team to ensure your safety & enjoyment and subsidised ticket prices for those needing a little help

Become a Silver Cultural Sponsor
Become a Gold Cultural Sponsor
Become a Platinum Cultural Sponsor

How to become a headline sponsor or advertiser
: email us now on info@didsburyartsfestival.com – adding ‘DAF sponsor’ or ‘DAF advertiser’ to the subject line.

Become a Cultural Patron

We are enormously grateful to all of you – past, present and future. Your donations directly contribute to making the festival happen and support subsidised ticket prices for those needing a little help in attending.

Patrons enjoy exclusive VIP annual benefits. You’ll receive exclusive offers, an invitation to the festival launch, an exclusive Patron’s festival introduction by our director and invites to our VIP events.

‘We are so fortunate to have this wonderful festival right here on our doorsteps! As a patron of DAF I really feel a part of this rich celebration of talent and community which provides such an important platform for local artists to develop their careers.'
Patron’s Quote

How to become a Cultural Patron:
Email us now on info@didsburyartsfestival.com – adding ‘DAF patron’ to the subject line.

Patrons of DAF:
John and Penny Early, Max and Cecile Elstein, Deborah and Jonathan Grace, Terry Sheldon and Carole Isis, David and Sue Kaberry, Neil and Sue Smith, Maria and Robert Stripling, Peter and Judy Folkman.

Friends of DAF:
Edwina Dyson, Jan Iceton, Gerry & Cathy McDade

Festival Opportunities for You

Be part of the next festival. Whether you are an artist, performer, musician, local venue, community group or education centre, we are always open to developing new relationships and showcasing artistic talent.

Here’s how you can join in with the festival by becoming a DAF partner;

Venue & business partners: We’re always keen to discover interesting spaces & services to help host our events and exhibitions. We work closely with a range of venues in Didsbury, from churches to shops and gardens, and would love to hear from individuals and businesses wanting to be a festival partner. 

Volunteers: Help make it happen by becoming a DAF festival volunteer. As part of a team you will be well supported with a volunteer coordinator, training and work alongside others to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all audiences and artists.

We exhibit and host the work of artists as part of talent showcasing. Each festival has an ‘open call’ section where local Greater Manchester artists can apply to perform or exhibit as part of our official festival programme. See this page or contact us about our next Open Call.

Community groups & local schools: Our engagement activity with community groups and local schools is a core focus of the festival. We are keen to partner with as many local groups and schools as possible to encourage people to create work in the lead up to and during the festival to encourage creativity.
We would love to hear from you if you would like to get involved with the festival.

How to become a DAF partner: email us at info@didsburyartsfestival.com – adding ‘DAF partner’ to the email subject. Let's talk!