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Encounter Festival

Welcome to Encounter Festival

Encounter Festival will return in 2024 on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September with more fun packed thoughtful performances.
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Encounter Festival Sponsors

Arts Council England Preston City Council Lancashire County Council Without Walls HM Government - UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Arts Council England logo.

Arts Council England

Thank you to Arts Council England who have assisted in ensuring the sustained growth and success of Encounter, through financial support (£90,000). These vital contributions will help create a dynamic and sustainable platform for artistic excellence and cultural celebration. Arts Council England are the national development agency for creativity and culture. With a strategic vision in Let's Create that by 2030 England will be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. The Arts Council England invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver on its vision.
See more (Link to Arts Council England)
Preston City Council lamb logo.

Preston City Council

Encounter Festival is part of the Preston City Council city event programme, which has received £156,000 this year from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
See more (Link to Preston City Council)
Lancashire County Council logo

Lancashire County Council

Thank you to Lancashire County Council who have assisted in ensuring the sustained growth and success of Encounter, through financial support (£10,000). These vital contributions will help create a dynamic and sustainable platform for artistic excellence and cultural celebration.
See more (Link to Lancashire County Council)
Without Walls logo.

Without Walls

Encounter Festival is a partner in Without Walls, a consortium of festivals and arts organisations bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across England.
See more (Link to Without Walls)
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HM Government - UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF or the Fund) is a central pillar of the UK government's ambitious Levelling Up agenda and a significant component of its support for places across the UK. Encounter Festival has received £156,000 this year from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
See more (Link to HM Government - UK Shared Prosperity Fund)
Arts Council England Arts Council England
Arts Council England logo.

Arts Council England

Thank you to Arts Council England who have assisted in ensuring the sustained growth and success of Encounter, through financial support (£90,000). These vital contributions will help create a dynamic and sustainable platform for artistic excellence and cultural celebration. Arts Council England are the national development agency for creativity and culture. With a strategic vision in Let's Create that by 2030 England will be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. The Arts Council England invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver on its vision.
See more (Link to Arts Council England)
Preston City Council Preston City Council
Preston City Council lamb logo.

Preston City Council

Encounter Festival is part of the Preston City Council city event programme, which has received £156,000 this year from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
See more (Link to Preston City Council)
Lancashire County Council Lancashire County Council
Lancashire County Council logo

Lancashire County Council

Thank you to Lancashire County Council who have assisted in ensuring the sustained growth and success of Encounter, through financial support (£10,000). These vital contributions will help create a dynamic and sustainable platform for artistic excellence and cultural celebration.
See more (Link to Lancashire County Council)
Without Walls Without Walls
Without Walls logo.

Without Walls

Encounter Festival is a partner in Without Walls, a consortium of festivals and arts organisations bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across England.
See more (Link to Without Walls)
HM Government - UK Shared Prosperity Fund HM Government - UK Shared Prosperity Fund
HM Government Logo

HM Government - UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF or the Fund) is a central pillar of the UK government's ambitious Levelling Up agenda and a significant component of its support for places across the UK. Encounter Festival has received £156,000 this year from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
See more (Link to HM Government - UK Shared Prosperity Fund)