Hidden Door Volunteers

Mar 1 2018 | By More

Hidden Door festival call-out for volunteers

Hidden Door, the non-for-profit, multi arts festival has put out an open call for volunteers for its 2018 edition, taking place at Leith Theatre from Friday 25 May to Sunday 3 June 2018.

The festival is entirely volunteer-run and is now asking people to come forward to help at the event. Now in its fifth year, Hidden Door is an arts organisation which aims to open up urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre makers, film makers and poets.

Hidden Door volunteers in 2017. Pic: Chris Scott, Literary Paparazzo

Having welcomed more than 13,000 people to its 2017 event, its first at Leith Theatre, it is this year adding a second venue: the former State Cinema just around the corner.

Hidden Door say: “We need your help to make it happen. Once again we are looking for friendly faces to help us with a range of tasks and activities, and make this the most exciting Hidden Door Festival yet.

“We’re looking for self-motivated team members for a range of duties before, during and after the festival”

People are wanted to help with

  • Venue building, set up and take down;
  • stewarding and crowd control during events;
  • invigilating artwork during the day;
  • assisting at the box office;
  • stage management and artist support.

Hidden Door adds: “Through organising temporary events we work to showcase new work and create engaging environments for the public to experience, explore and discover.

“All proceeds from the festival go straight back into running the event and paying the artists, performers and contributors according to industry standard rates.”

Volunteers will not be paid but can enjoy some great perks, including:

  • A free festival pass worth £99 for the duration of the festival
  • Work with an experienced events team and learn new skills
  • Get involved in the local arts scene and work with a great lineup of artists and contributors
  • Be a part of the HD Festival team, make friends and meet other creatives
  • Free food and soft drinks on shift and discounts at the bars and food stalls for when you’re off duty enjoying the festival

The full lineup of Hidden Door 2018 is due to be revealed at a special event at the Liquid Rooms on Friday 2 March 2018.

The deadline for volunteering for this year’s Hidden Door is Saturday17 March, 11.55pm. Email hiddendoorvolunteers@gmail.com to take part or for further details.

Listings and links

Hidden Door Programme Launch Party
The Liquid Rooms, 9c Victoria Street, EH1 2HE
Friday 2 March 2018: Doors from 7pm.
Tickets: hd.tickets.red61.com
Live sets from Pronto Mama, The Reverse Engineer and Ela Orleans.
Details: Event facebook page www.facebook.com

Deadline for Volunteering at Hidden Door 2018
Saturday17 March, 11.55pm.
Email hiddendoorvolunteers@gmail.com

Hidden Door 2018
Leith Theatre, Ferry Road, EH6 4AE
And The old State Cinema, 208-204 Great Jct St, EH6
Friday 25 May – Sunday 3 June 2018.
Free during the day, ticketed after 6pm.

Hidden Door website: www.hiddendoorblog.org.
Twitter: @hiddendoorarts.
Facebook: @hiddendoor.


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