Episode 21: Tim Moher, Founder of The Belmont Village Bestival // What It Takes To Create A Festival, Making Connections, And Realizing The Talent That Exists In The Waterloo Region

In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast you’ll meet Tim, a retired music teacher and jazz musician turned festival creator. He may be retired, but in his words he’s “busier than ever!”. It was such a delight to chat with him about his Belmont Village Bestival and everything that has happened behind the scenes to make this dream a reality.

Supporting community events, like the Bestival, is so important and we hope this episode helps open your eyes to the talent we have in Kitchener-Waterloo. It’s electric, and we have people like Tim to thank for recognizing it, finding it, and creating space for it. Enjoy!

Topics covered:

    • Meet Tim – music teacher and jazz musician, to retired, to busier than ever
    • A festival for the arts – how it all began
    • Getting businesses in the village on board
    • Festival planning logistics and timeline
    • It takes a village
    • Applying for grants – how Canada Summer Jobs works
    • Finding acts for the festival – using Facebook to make connections
    • Programming at this year’s festival
    • Promotion

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There's so much art and culture happening in the waterloo region.

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