The Festival Vision:2025 crowdfunding campaign has achieved £28,000 – the money will fund a campaign to provide leadership around climate breakdown through the vision’s strategy.

The campaign’s target was originally £25,000 and this was raised in just three weeks, earlier this month. The funding target was then extended to £35,000 and closed last week (July 17).

Work has begun on a new The Show Must Go On report. The report will launch at an industry event in December, with a limited edition printed report and a free downloadable version on the new online Vision2025 Knowledge Hub. The report will provide comprehensive, practical resources and advice.

Ahead of the report’s launch, Powerful Thinking will be hosting the third annual Festival Vision:2025 conference at The Showman’s Show on October 16, which will enable a chance to learn more about the vision, meet the experts who’ll be writing and researching the report, and event organisers and suppliers that are leading the way in sustainable practices.

This is the third annual edition of the vision event and for the first year it is open to all delegates to The Showman’s Show, as well as to event organisers who have committed to cutting their impacts by 50 per cent by 2025 with Festival Vision:2025.

The appetite for the project reflects the industry’s commitment to taking responsibility for cutting environmental impacts. Initiatives launched over this season and last year show the dramatic shift towards more sustainable event management across the UK, with events working together and taking their audiences, suppliers and artists with them in their journey.