Notting Hill Carnival 2018 organisational changes in 5 questions
Who organises the Notting Hill Carnival?
Notting Hill Carnival is hosted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).
RBKC grants funding to an organisation every year, to coordinate the event.
For the past three years, the London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (LNHCET) has been awarded the funding to organise the event.
What has changed in 2018?
In September 2017, RBKC invited all organisations interested in running the Notting Hill Carnival (including LNHCET) to bid for the funding.
The Expression of Interest had to demonstrate competence in the following domains: Governance, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Stewarding, Bands & Route Support, Production support, Community Engagement and Development & Partnerships.
Who was awarded the funding to run Notting Hill Carnival 2018?
The Carnival Village Trust bid was successful, and subsequently, the charity will organise the 2018 edition of the Carnival
Was the Carnival taken out of the Carnival and Caribbean community?
The Carnival Village Trust board counts veteran Carnival organisers.
It is a registered charity that has supported the art of Carnival for many years.
It is namely running the Tabernacle, a Carnival base since 1996.
What happened to the Carnival arenas: the CAMF, CMA, BASS, ABC, BAS?
The Carnival Village Trust has invited all arenas and all former organisers of the Carnival to join forces and define the future framework of the Carnival.
You can read the Carnival Village Trust expression of interest here.