Emma Purvis is the Head of Arts and Culture Programming at Wilderness Festival (UK), and also works part-time as Head of Events at PAUS. in Cambridgeshire.


Emma is also currently developing her creative practice as a theatre/performance dramaturg, and is working with several devised and immersive theatre companies and practitioners. 

Emma has previously worked on festivals such as The Secret Garden Party (2007-2012), Lovebox, Citadel, The Great Escape, Wonderfruit Festival (Thailand), Glastonbury, as well as numerous venue-based events. 

Emma has extensive experience in developing new festivals as part of a team, building their identity, devising unique programming strategies and growing their audiences. 

With the combined experience in arts marketing, having fulfilled a role as Marketing Manager for the The Secret Garden Party, and a 1st class degree in performance/theatre making, Emma is in unique position to fully understand and appreciate the relationship between marketing, programming and audience experience. 


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