Welcome to the Mela Partnership.

The Mela Partnership is a national membership organisation which supports the development of the sector and support and mentors the next generation of Mela Makers.

Up to 500,000 people annually attend Mela events and the partnership is committed to make these audiences visible, to promote and capture the data and to make and commission incredible shows for families and communities across the country and beyond.

We do this by working with artists, arts organisations, arts centres, CPP’s, local authorities, volunteers, local businesses, schools, colleges, families and communities.

Mela’s bring people together and Mela’s make people happy!

Please click on the links below to read more about what we do and our current partners.


Mela Advocacy 2017.pdf


"The partnership has given us access to share contacts, ideas and develop relationships in a way that has never happened before. As volunteer organisers the professional development opportunities have raised the bar."

- Khairul Alam - Manchester Mega Mela

The Mela Partnership 2018