Arts business director takes up new role as Peasedown festival fundraiser

Tuesday 9th October 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

An experienced public relations manager, arts director and creative producer has been appointed as the new Fundraising Manager for Peasedown St John’s Party in the Park Festival.

Juliet Webb, who lives in the village, is experienced in bid writing and fundraising for creative arts. Co-director of creative arts company, Liberty Rocks Productions, she specialises in marketing and production for creative practitioners.

With a degree in event management, Juliet has a track-record spanning almost 20 years in fundraising and writing successful grant applications.

Party in the Park Secretary Helen Thorn said: “We’re pleased to welcome Juliet to the team. She comes with years of experience and knowledge in the fundraising sector. Our event heavily relies on the kind generosity of businesses and local organisations to help cover the annual £7,000 cost of running the festival. Juliet’s expertise and enthusiasm will help us to meet this target.”

Juliet takes over the fundraising mantel from Mike Auton, who served as the Festival Fundraising Manager for 7 years and raised £25,000 for the project.

Juliet said: “I’m very proud and excited to be able to give back to the community that has embraced me and my family. Peasedown Party on the Park is an excellent opportunity for us all to share in doing something fun and engaging for our community. My fundraising efforts within the last 10 years have amounted to £250,000, spanning festivals, artwork, exhibitions, cultural events, theatre, circus, youth participation, parades, an education officer role, and a mentorship scheme for young theatre producers. Now I can add Peasedown Party in the Park to the list!”

Juliet is looking for businesses that would like to support the festival. For details of sponsorship packages email