Deptford X Free Art Festival seeks Event Volunteers

Closing Date: 1 August 2019

Deptford X

Location: Deptford SE8, London

Remuneration: Expenses paid.



Founded in 1998 as an artist-led project rooted in Deptford’s creative communities, Deptford X has grown to become one of the UK’s leading festivals of contemporary art. The festival will take place over 10 days in a wide range of public sites and spaces; many projects will engage audiences in active and unexpected ways. Deptford X is more interdisciplinary than ever before, bringing together performance, moving image, sculpture and sound installation.

Deptford X are always looking for volunteers to make the festival possible. Volunteers will help to look after artworks, get involved with workshops and live events, help us document everything that’s going on, chat to visitors, and staff the information points, gather evaluation information and sell Deptford X merchandise.

We don’t require any previous experience in the arts! We are looking for anyone interested in the arts who has availability between 25th October and 03 November 2019. There is also be opportunities to assist with festival preparation from now, so please do say if you would like to get involved at an earlier stage. We have projects on creating audio guides for the festival, sound editing, social media, photography etc. We’re also open to working to skills you may have and are willing to share with us to help us prepare for the festival.

What’s in it for you?

A fun, friendly and interesting time! You’ll get to meet the artists and spend time with the artwork, and we’ll listen to what you want to learn or get out of the experience. We’ll do an induction so you know exactly what is expected of you, and you’ll get a private tour of the festival commissions before even the VIPs get a look.

Please email to register an initial expression of interest. We will contact potential volunteers in the summer to confirm their availability.