Deptford X is looking for volunteers to assist with the delivery of the 2016 festival & festival fringe. 

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Posted: 09/05/2016

Deptford X is London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival and has been experienced

by over one million people since inception in 1998. This year the festival runs 23 September – 2nd October. Building on a legacy of great art, Deptford X presents a new core programme in 2016, named ‘Platform 2016’. Five emerging contemporary artists will be commissioned to create new

and ambitious site-specific works in Deptford. Platform 2016 will offer key support to young artists with great potential at an often overlooked stage of their nascent careers.

The Platform 2016 artists are Johann Arens, Joey Holder, Manuel Mathieu, Berry Patten, and Takeshi Shiomitsu. These five artists have been selected from a shortlist of nominations by a panel of art world experts. These are Rózsa Farkas, David Mabb, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Fatos Üstek and George Vasey.

The ten-day festival will see these ambitious visual arts projects installed in a diverse range of sites and venues across Deptford, South East London. They form the core programme of the festival, named ‘Platform 2016’, which sits alongside the parallel Fringe festival. The Fringe happens all across Deptford, in shops, bars, cafes and galleries, and is an exciting way for local artists to get involved.

Volunteers will help to install and look after artworks, chat to audience about the programme of projects, exhibitions, venues and events and man the information points, gather evaluation information, sell Deptford X merchandise and be a part of London’s longest-running contemporary art festival. We are looking for anyone interested in the arts who has availability between 22nd September and 3rd October.
 There may also be opportunities to assist with festival preparation earlier in September, please do state if you would like to get involved at an earlier stage. Deptford X will cover daily lunch/travel expenses up to £7.50 per volunteer.

Please email an initial expression of interest to Beth Bramich, festival assistant at

admin@deptfordx.org.  We will then contact potential volunteers to confirm their availability.

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