APPLICATIONS FOR BE 2016 ARE NOW OPEN – DEADLINE: 15/12/2015 – 23:00 Be Festival


BE FESTIVAL is dedicated to bringing the best emerging European theatre companies and visual artists to Birmingham and beyond, and offering valuable and innovative development opportunities to artists and young people; and engaging with audiences in unique and innovative ways. All of BE FESTIVAL’s year round activity has at its heart the desire to “cross borders” (cultural, social, linguistic, art form) and to nurture new talent.

This year BE FESTIVAL 2015 will take place in Birmingham between 23 – 27 June and we are seeking committed and dynamic volunteers to help deliver the festival.

The wide range of volunteering roles includes: supporting the setting up and taking down of festival venues, assisting with marketing, assisting with visual artist installations, bar shifts, dinner service, assisting with the box office, ushering and technical support, to name but a few.

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

You will need to be available to attend the volunteer briefings and training days, as well as for the festival get-in, festival delivery and get-out.

Technical Volunteers: 

In addition to the volunteer roles outlined above, we also have space for 6-8 aspiring stage managers/technicians to volunteer as part of the Production Team, assisting with the shows in the evenings and supporting set change and associated duties.

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

Please state in your email if you would like to be considered for a technical volunteering role as interviews for these posts will interview on a different day.

Deadline for volunteer submissions:  10am, Thursday 7 May.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 11 May 2015.