A small selection of FEI projects since 2008 have included:
London 2012 Festival - FEI directors assisted with programming and delivery of the largest cultural festival ever staged in the UK, celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 13,000 performances and events were staged at 1,200 venues accross the country involving more that 25,000 artists from over 200 participating nations. Attendance reached 19.8m.
Birmingham Festival Strategy 2008-2012 - FEI were commissioned to develop a sustainable model for developing arts festivals and large scale events in the city in line with the stakeholder's priorities and to explore a joint investment plan for the period and beyond. This led into modelling a major new event, economic impact assessment and business plan for Birmingham Autumn.
North East Festivals and Events Service - led by FEI and funded by the Regional Development Agency, this outsourced capacity building and event bidding service supported the development of the festival and events sector by working with existing and new events to maximise their contribution in the region's economy.
Scotswood Expo Cultural Programme - FEI was commissioned to create a project team of specialist consultants to research and produce a Business Plan for this major new event in Newcastle. After benchmarking various regional and international comparators and outline Marketing Strategy, Economic and Social Evaluation, Monitoring Framework, financial and risk management modelling were produced.
The Greenwich Festivals - The London Borough of Greenwich engaged FEI as project managers to develop The Greenwich Festivals, an umbrella initiative, supporting eight different festival organisers in the Borough and promoting Greenwich as a major festival destination in London. Rather than employ a Director, the Council asked FEI to act as co-ordinator for the project from 2010 to 2013.
Vietnam Festival Development - The British Council in Vietnam asked FEI to develop and deliver a festivals training programme for government officials and private promoters. FEI undertook four separate weeks of courses from Hanoi to Ho Chi Mihn City, covering topics such as programming, marketing, fundraising and logistics. Over 50 personnel were trained in total and FEI arranged a final familiarisation trip to the Edinburgh Festival for the students.
NI 2012 - FEI helped the Northern Ireland Tourist Board put together a business case for this year-long events programme, which was successful in bidding for substantial government funding. NITB then turned to FEI to act as Interim Cultural Broker to help create their NI2012 programme of major events in the province. This has formed the major part of the programme for the London 2012 Festival in the Province.
Beamish Museum - For the world famous Living Museum of the North FEI assembled a strong team of specialists developing and implementing thorough market
research and stakeholder consultation for the Museums long term strategic plan to 2025. Further support was given for funding applications.
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal - FEI assembled a specialist team to assist this arts centre and film house to develop a business case for expansion. Property specialists, architects, quantity surveyors, film and operational management specialists worked together to produce a detailed Business Case for submission to funders and private capital.