The 2021 Wyndham Learning Festival will run from 1-5 September 2021, and will be offer 55 fully curated learning events. Running a learning activity big or small will require some planning. Below are some things listed that you may want to consider. Download our 2020 WLF Events Toolkit here. The 2021 events toolkit will be available shortly.
What Kind of Event Can I Run?
Learning activities can be as formal or informal and as big or small as you want them to be. The learning activity could be something that you are already doing and the festival provides a vehicle to showcase this work. Here are some suggestions for learning activity events.
- Try out class
- Open Day
- Exhibition or display
- Information session
- Drop-in day
- Walking tour
- Make something
- Panel discussion
Define Your Audience
Your target audience will determine what kind of event you will run. The learning festival aims to have an array of activities that cover all life stages from early years to seniors. Some activities may focus on one particular group while others may cross various life stages or be open to everyone. This information will be required on the registration form.
The time of day you run the activity should also suit your target audience. While most activities are public, you may like to run a private event with targeted invited guests only. This can be indicated on the registration form. We can still advertise the event but will not provide specific details.
Is There Funding To Run My Event?
There is no specific funding to run free events during the Wyndham Learning Festival. Each organisation or group is to run an event that suits their own budget.
The WLF working group may be able to suggest grant options available if approached early in the year.
Council do have small grants for community organisations open throughout the year. https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/volunteering-grants/about-grants/community-grants-program
Is there any WLF marketing resources I can use?
It is so important that you promote your event, in the right places, in plenty of time, so you attract the ideal audience and help your event to be a success.
Once your event has been accepted via the Expression of Interest process you are encouraged to use the 2021 suite of resources available. Please let your community know that your event is proudly part of the Wyndham Learning Festival. And don’t forget to post your event on the Wynlearnfestival Facebook page