Posted 18 January 2012
March 2012 sees the return of the wild beast that is Fierce Festival – this is your chance to be involved!
About Fierce Festival
Fierce Festival develops and produces an annual festival of live art. This includes theatre, music, installations, public interventions, workshops, talks and digital projects.
This year the festival runs from Thursday 29th March – Sunday 08th April. This incorporates the Easter Weekend.
The 2012 edition is the second since the appointment of Fierce Festival’s Joint Artistic Directors Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison. True to tradition, spectacular large scale projects will collide with agenda setting events and wild parties on which its eleven year reputation rests.
Artists from the Australia, Norway, Ireland and the US will feature alongside local and national UK practitioners.
Works have been developed, restaged or commissioned specific to Birmingham. They will take place in warehouses, local art centres, up and coming galleries, historical sites, the streets and disused commercial spaces.
Key to fulfilling this vision is our close working with a variety of partners including main funders Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council and Jerwood Charitable Trust alongside partner venues and organisations both locally, nationally and internationally.
Artists you’ll see and meet:
Fierce have worked with a Caravan of Artists over the last 10 months on the development of their projects specifically for Birmingham. These artists will be performing and sharing as part of Fierce Festival 2012.
Why volunteer with us and what will you experience?
You will meet great artists and other like-minded people.
Have the opportunity to be a part key part of the festival
Get first hand experience, develop the necessary skills required to make performances and events happen and receive a personal reference (great for your CV!).
Plus you’ll have concession or free tickets to events subject to availability and the much in demand staff T-shirts and the post-festival volunteer knees-up!
What will you be doing?
Act as a main point of contact for information about the festival, the programme and the city for visitors from near and far.
Meet and greet audience members at installations, performances, off-site projects such as Daschund UN.
Provide support to the production team (and yes…sometimes this will be moving equipment, manageable furniture and popping the shop)
Track by Graeme Miller (Offsite project beneath Spaghetti Junction)
Track is a moveable, participatory installation that throws landscape through 90 degrees and sets it in motion. Face-up and camera-style, the viewer is smoothly moved by their individual ‘grip’ on a slow journey along a 100 metre length of dolly track and invited to gaze upwards.
Installation of the festival hub/ festival parties
Are you interested in getting your hands dirty with some painting and construction?
VIVID’s Garage space will be transformed into the nerve centre of this year’s Fierce Festival and we need volunteers to get the space in order and style the venue.
Eligibility: you need to be over 18 years old and able to commit to a minimmum of four shifts over the festival period.
Application: we need you to fill out this basic application form, available to download here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Friday 10 February 2012.
Meeting: we will host the first volunteer meeting on Wednesday 29 February 2012, 6.30-8pm at VIVID where you will be able to learn more about the fesitval and the available volunteering opportunities. For directions to VIVID click here.
Contact: if you would like further information or experience difficulty downloading the application form, please email Laura Coult, Festival Coordinator at email@example.com .