Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

Fierce Festival 2013 – Call for volunteers

October 2013 sees Fierce Festival celebrating its 15th anniversary. This is your chance to be involved in this very special festival year.
About Fierce Festival

Fierce Festival returns from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October.

The festival was founded as Queerfest in 1998.  Since then it has constantly evolved and redefined itself.

Taking over venues across Birmingham and Warwick Arts Centre, this year we need a team of dedicated volunteers to help us deliver the festival which will include theatre, music, installations, public interventions, workshops, talks and parties.

True to tradition, spectacular large scale projects will collide with agenda setting events and wild parties. 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, 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.


Why volunteer with us and what will you experience?

– You will meet great artists and other like-minded people.
– Have the opportunity to play a key part  in the running of an internationally recognised 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 get free tickets to Fierce’s club party, concession price on the See-Everything Festival Ticket (subject to availability), a much sought-after staff t-shirt, and invite to the post festival volunteers 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 and performances,
– Provide support to the production team (and yes…sometimes this will be moving equipment, manageable furniture and popping the shops)
Selection process

Eligibility: You need to be over 18 years old, available between 24 September and 16 October and able to commit to a minimum of four shifts over the period.
Application: Please to fill out the application form, available to download here and email it to  by 5pm, Thursday 5 September 2013.

Contact: if you would like further information or experience difficulty downloading the application form, please email Sadie Newman at