Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Annual festival celebrating and promoting the wonderful world of comics

31c Old Barn, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE +44(0)7810 827213

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To celebrate, promote and develop comic art in all its guises and to raise the profile of the medium, its artists and writers and its potential to enable improved literacy.

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International Priorities

Toronto Comic Art Festival, Amiens Comics Festival, Helsinki Comics Society, Wallonie Bruxelles International, Institute Francais, Kyoto International Manga Museum, Tokyo Kaigai Festival, Australian comics creators, Finnish Institute in London, Francophone Bande Desinee Festival Quebec, Lyons Bande Desinee Festival

Key Strengths

We are the only festival of its kind in the UK. In just 4 years we have established an international reputation for commissioning creators and new work, developing academic and educational initiatives, developing new audiences and readers

Seeking Partnerships With

Publishers, festivals, reader development organisations, networks, galleries, museums.

Purpose of Partnerships

Showcasing of UK work overseas and similarly work from other cultures and countries across the world. To share and exchange projects, performances, initiatives and resources for mutual benefit. To increase distribution of UK work overseas and to increase awareness and distribution of "foreign" work in the UK. To foster collaborations between creators at an international level.