how to contribute

We want you to participate in the festival by attending an event, contributing to the discussion, proposing an event for future years and/or sharing your ideas and feedback on our website and via your own networks.

We are happy to connect with you on your social media platforms and cross-promote so:

During festival week please email us highlights of any event(s) you attend so that we can keep people informed about activities via the festival website and our social media accounts.

You can follow our activities at imaginebelfast.com and on Twitter @ImagineBelfast. When tweeting, please use the hashtag #ImagineBelfast in your tweets. If you have an Instagram account and are uploading images related to the festival, please also include #ImagineBelfast.

It would be great if you can include the website address www.imaginebelfast.com and the hashtag #ImagineBelfast in all your communications about the festival.

The festival’s strapline is ‘The Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics’. Please try to use this strapline on your social media content promoting your involvement with the festival. 

web presences

blogs

We would encourage you to write a blog post about your involvement in the festival for publication on this site and/or any blog you have access to. Please notify us in advance of the publication of any blog posts, so that we can cross-promote them on our website and social media platforms.

Submitting your blog post to us: You are very welcome to submit a blog post for the festival blog, although we reserve the right to review and edit it for length.

What can I blog about? You can publish different styles of blog posts. For instance, you can publish a factual account of your attendance at an event or you can share more reflective content to highlight the importance of a particular theme you are interested or a discussion of relevant trends. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring journalists which we are happy to facilitate.

general opportunities

There will be opportunities to participate as a volunteer with the festival production team. Other opportunities will develop for individuals and groups nearer the festival so send us an expression of interest by emailing us before 24 February 2017.

We are also currently looking for help with PR, management of print distribution and managing events. We always need help with fundraising either through:

  • Individual donations.
  • You or your organisation hosting a fundraising event for the festival.
  • Suggesting a sponsorship opportunity.

Every little helps and any support you can give is very much appreciated.