This year the theme for KAF is 'Patterns'.

This is in homage to the rich textile heritage of Kidderminster, and to coincide with the world-reknowned textile designer Lucienne Day, whose life and career is explored in the current exhibition at Kidderminster's Museum of Carpet.

2017 Brochure

If you are viewing on a mobile please view brochure here

We would like to thank our sponsors and all those donating time and energy to making KAF happen, we couldn’t do it without you…

Anda Philips, Peter Hayden, Andy Edwards, Dave Shuck, La Brasserie ….


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About us

KAF began its life in 2003 with a small grant from the Arts Council and an audience of just 2000 people.  hmmm

Since then it has become the flagship project of Wyre Forest District Council's Arts and Play Development portfolio.  KAF now works with a huge range of partners, commissions new work and reaches audiences of over 100,000 people. 

KAF relies almost entirely on external funding; if you would like to help by supporting the event you can contribute through the link on our contacts page or contact us directly by email.

In 2015 Earthen Lamp conducted an Audience Evaluation and Economic Impact Study kindly funded by Worcestershire County Council's Open for Business Fund, this research will be continued in 2016.

KAF 2015 Audience & Economic Evaluation

For more information see our Business Plan, click the links below to download:

KAF business plan final
bus plan summary doc

 KAF 2017

Artist application for KAF 2017 are now closed, but we are always keen to hear about your ideas for KAF 2018. If you are interested in being involved as a volunteer this year, please email

The theme for KAF 2017 will be Patterns, from looking at Kidderminster's rich textile industries to patterns of behaviour and more.

If you'd like to have a look through the brochure for KAF 2016 click here.