Mapping the Festival Landscape of South East Asia
TFCC worked to develop a baseline of key festivals across South East Asia. To deliver this, we collaborated with Jogja Festivals, a festival development partnership in the Javan city of Yogyakarta. Jogja Festivals had recently established a study centre, with this project being their first research contract. The project provided an overview of how festivals are contributing to the creative economy of South East Asia. It explored the types of value generated by different festivals - from driving innovation to diversifying the cultural tourism offer. The research culminated with some recommended policy priorities for different Governments, with particular attention paid to the role of festivals in delivering the creative economy ambitions of the ASEAN region.