Volunteer for BPF18

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Brighton Photo Fringe is a vibrant organisation that supports and develops photographers, lens-based artists and a wide public audience. Every two years Brighton Photo Fringe designs and delivers a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events that attracts local, national and international participants, partners and audiences. It is fundamental to us that our activities are inclusive and accessible to all. 

The next BPF festival will be in October 2018 but we are interested to hear from volunteers now who may be interested in working with us during the planning and organising of the 2018 festival. If you are interested in volunteering with us please email rebecca@photofringe.org


• Are interested in Brighton Photo Fringe, our work and ethos 

• Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 

• Are enthusiastic, quick to learn, and reliable

• You will be friendly and welcoming to visitors, acting as a strong advocate for BPF


• Invigilate festival managed spaces on a rotational basis throughout October 2018

• Carry out surveys and observation of visitor numbers and demographics

• Assist in planning and delivery of programmed events

• Ensure venues and equipment are researched and booked 

• Help with set up and take down of events

• Specific events include: BPF First Mondays, launch party, book fair, artist talks, festival tours and workshops.

Your time, skills and enthusiasm are incredibly valuable to Brighton Photo Fringe and we want to ensure that you have an equally valuable and enjoyable experience with us. Volunteering with Brighton Photo Fringe offers you the opportunity to:

• Meet new and like-minded people and create new networks 

• Develop and learn new transferable skills in event organisation 

• Meet artists and curators and hear about their work 

• Gain firsthand experience of the day to day running of arts festivals and events 

• Play a key part in an exciting and high quality visual arts event 

You will receive:

• An introduction to the BPF including an overview of the festival, key contacts, venue, information and maps 

• A rota with your allocated shifts included 

• References and support with your future endeavours 

• A thank you end-of-festival get together

We'll run a networking and training session for all volunteers to meet each other, BPF staff members and Board at the beginning of the festival. This session must be attended, as it will set the foundation for the festival, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and gain more insight and information before starting your volunteering. 

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