- The Liverpool Irish Festival are active members in a number of organisations and networks. Chief amongst them are:
- (Liverpool) Festival Forum
- Connected Irish
- Creative Organisations of Liverpool (COoL)
- Cultural Connectedness Network
- Events All Party Parliamentary Group
- Irish In Britain
- Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group
- Peer Network/Growth Platform
- Programmer’s Network
- The Baobab Foundation*
- Shift, Liverpool’s climate emergency response committee
*The Festival recently became a member of Baobab, a new foundation that seeks to do things differently by being led by the communities they intend to serve.
Following the #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations and the disproportionate deaths to Covid19, the Baobab Foundation was born with a desire to bring about real change to Black, ethnic minority people and other communities faced with racial injustice.
By bringing together and centering the voices of Black people and other communities facing racial injustice, we’re able to create an accountable, transparent, and collaborative body (The Baobab Foundation) that’ll be able to distribute funds to those often left out or excluded. If you’d be interested in learning more about Baobab here’s a one pager of how you can be involved and you can also sign up to become a member (free) here.
Liverpool Irish Festival signed its commitment to March for the Arts: Working Guidance for Arts Freelancers and Organisations, to which we anticipate being held accountable.
This is a best practice guide for contracting and paying for work in the arts.
You can read the Working Guidance here.