If you have ever planned a festival, a hafla, or even just a one time workshop, you know how much work goes into planning, preparing, advertising, and the actual set up and take down of each of these. Planning MECDA’s Cairo Caravan has been a rewarding and challenging experience. I love the outcome and the planning, and sometimes I even love the “suggestions”. It is exhilarating and at the same time very hard work.
Not being an expert, but hoping to become the best I can be, I am always looking for suggestions and new ideas. Please leave them in the comments box, I love to hear from you!
I’m going to write a sequence of blogs that have to do with the planning process, what it entails, and sometimes the trials and tribulations of it all. They may not appear in perfect order, as festival planning began prior to the last festival dates (in 2010). As I recall particular topics during the planning process, or as they occur, I will post them. I hope that you enjoy them. I hope that you get something out of them; possibly learn something new. If nothing else, I hope that they remind me of how I got to where I am standing now.