The Cultural Collage World Music Festival was set up to celebrate the professional music and dance of the myriad of diverse cultures who have chosen to make their homes in Manchester and Salford.  In 2010 we ran a pilot festival – aimed at drawing attention to the wealth of music on our doorstep, the number of musicians, promoters and venues involved in the industry and the economic potential of world music genres. For the following two years we received project funding from Arts Council England, but this year we did not apply for funding due to time constraints.  All the people involved in managing our festival are doing so for the love of the music, but we always appreciate additional help.  We need financial support and support in kind.  We need people to talk about the festival, more people to volunteer – for 2013 and into the future, and we have day-to-day expenses which we need to cover if we are to make the 2013 festival as successful as we would like it to be.Help spread the word If you have the opportunity to promote the Cultural Collage World Music Festival, we’d very much like your help. Maybe you have a mailing list, a website, a Facebook page, notice board or advertising space? A few words of recommendation and a link to our website will always be appreciated. In return, we can put you on our links page. We can supply you with fliers and programmes too, if you would like to help us with distributionAdvertising in Cultural Collage World – Our Festival Magazine/Programme

Advertising space is limited, but placing an advert in the festival programme is another great way to show your support and be associated with this exciting new event. More information including sizes and costs can be found below.

Our Festival Friends Scheme 

For only £50 per annum, you could lend financial support to the festival whilst obtaining the following privileges:

a)    All festival and other world music events emailed to you at the beginning of each month.

b)    Your name on our World Music Mailing List giving advance notice of world music events.

c)    VIP invitations to other exclusive events.


The festival would not be possible without the generous support of our donors and sponsors – both financial and ‘in kind’.  We offer a list of sponsorship opportunities – if you would like to discuss the best use of your budget, please email us at and we will call you back at the first opportunity.