BE Festival seeking Hosts and Volunteers

Our friends over at the BE FESTIVAL are looking for Hosts and Volunteers to help with their event in July 2013.

BE FESTIVAL is a Birmingham-based arts organisation dedicated to bringing high quality European theatre to audiences all around the UK, and offering valuable and innovative development opportunities to artists and young people. The ethos of the festival is to cross borders between countries, languages, cultures and disciplines.

BE FESTIVAL 2013 will take place between 2 – 7 July @AE Harris (, and they’re keen to involve the local community at the event more than ever. The festival is of growing significance nationally, and I think we’re really lucky that it takes place in the heart of the JQ.

Read on for further details, and also check out their website at:


BE a host

Would you like to offer visiting performers a warm Birmingham welcome and share in their festival adventure? BE FESTIVAL are looking for generous people to provide their guests with somewhere to stay. Performers won’t need feeding or looking after, just a bed and a chat. You’ll get a free festival ticket and dinner pass for the night your guest is performing.

For more information please contact:


Would you like to help make BE FESTIVAL an event to remember? BE FESTIVAL are looking for passionate, dynamic people based in Birmingham who are interested in theatre and visual arts to help deliver the festival (2-7 July).

Volunteers will be a vital part of the BE FESTIVAL team, supporting visiting companies and festival employees in a range of responsibilities. Volunteering roles include, supporting the get-in and get-out of the festival (up to 10th July), office support, marketing, cleaning, visual artist installation, bar shifts, dinner service, Front of House and Box office, documentation and evaluation support, ushering and technical to name but a few.

In return for volunteering BE FESTIVAL aim to provide professional development via volunteer placement, for example; training with technicians, administrative skills, marketing and front of house duties via discussing shared aims with you. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to see the festival performances, the visual art programme, attend 1-2 workshops and will be provided with food whilst at the festival venue on shift.

Volunteers will need to be available to attend the volunteer briefing meetings and training days, and to begin some support work prior to the festival (between 6 June – 10 July) as well as the festival week (2 – 7 July 2013). If you would like to volunteer please send an email detailing your interest, any relevant skills (for example if you speak other languages or drive a car this is also useful to know) and experience (including a CV) to

Deadline for volunteer submissions: 9am, Monday 20 May 2013.

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