FORESTRY COMMISSION ENGLAND
Cloudspotting takes place at Stephen Park, at the Gisburn Forest Hub, on land managed by Forestry Commission England. We are indebted to the Bowland Beat Manager Martin Colledge and hid excellent staff team for a whole manner of support, namely: site management, access, infrastructure, power sourcing, car parking, provision of environmentally sustainable solutions and general strategic support and hands-on help at the Festival. Your car parking / Live-in Vehicle fees, go towards the essential work of the Forestry in making the Festival happen.
UNITED UTILITIES LTD
Although managed by the Forestry Commission, the Gisburn Forest estate is owned, along with Stocks Reservoir, by United Utilities plc. UU own some of the UK’s most stunning landscapes and they are committed to keeping these spectacular sites open to the public. They have supported Cloudspotting with a series of small grants since 2017.
The Grand Venue, Clitheroe, is a charity-run organisation that runs a 400-capciaty venue and auditorium, a recording studio, Clitheroe Skate Park and a range of creative learning and community outreach projects. Its staff team help out at Cloudspotting and the venue offers support-in-kind in areas of technical support, helping the festival meet its objective of providing fabulous production standards for a small festival. Festival Director Matt Evans is also the Programme Manager at The Grand.
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
The Arts Council supported Cloudspotting with a range of project grants between 2013 and 2017. It has also supported partner network organisations such as ‘Northern Festival Network’ and ‘Big Imaginations’ childrens theatre network.
Part of Lancashire County Council, Ed Matthews-Gentle and the Creative Lancashire team raise the profile of the county’s creative talent. They have been a permanent source of strategic advice since the outset of Cloudspotting in 2011, providing occasional programming support, programme production support and general business support.
RIBBLE VALLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
Ribble Valley Borough Council have supported Cloudspotting by granting licences and logistical support. They have also awarded small grants to help with the Festival’s ongoing arts development.