11th & 12th June 2022

Press & PR

The National Festival of Making and Art In Manufacturing is built on a wealth of experience of benefit to the media when approaching stories relating to arts, cultural, creative and education industries. The highly experienced, award-winning team works year-round to connect issues of regeneration and placemaking, commissioning high-quality, critically-engaged cultural offers to promote wider access to creative, academic and practical experiences for the public at large. Spokespeople can provide comment, case studies and in-the-field evidence on topics including:

  • Collaboration between the arts and industry/commerce
  • Creativity and placemaking in the English regions
  • Festivals production and audience development
  • Commissioning arts and creative events within communities

To initiate a conversation regarding spokespersons comment, securing quotes and contributions to articles, cultural consultancy, or specialist commissioning, contact rob@maintainperspective.co.uk

Selected Press

The festival felt like Blackburn had become a destination!

Visitor Survey

It was great. I love the way that Blackburn tells the story of its making heritage too in a very 21 century way. You should go!

Marie Millward | Twitter

Quality activites, something for all & no screens in sight! Great example for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

@communikat | Twitter

The hugely visionary & engaging @festofmaking was a huge multi organisation & agency #humdinger of bobby dazzling proportions! Huge thumbs up!

Sir Bill Taylor



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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