Art Décor — Festival Volunteer

As part of the Art Décor team, we create the visual ambience for the festival with our creative offerings and natural interventions based on the theme.  This year the theme is “Seeds of the Heart”. We will explore this using natural materials found in the environment along with basic materials such as wire, string, water-based glues, clay, wool, wood, paint etc.

We are looking for artists for our creative team. Please indicate what skills and experience you have in your application and include links to photos of your work. There are only 9 places on the team this year. The team will be a mixture of some people who have already worked on this team previously and some new people. This year the team is being led by Kamalanandi again.

As well as working a full day, there is also space for dharma study, meditation and hanging out. Each day we will have a group check-in to start the morning. We grow and build a team over the days, through working and living together, contributing not just to the practical side of building a festival, but to creating the Buddhafield community for everyone.

We ask that you arrive on site on Tuesday 5th July with your full camping kit or live-in vehicle ready to start working on the morning of Wednesday 6th July. We will be working to get the site ready for the Festival that opens on the 13th July. We will need to provide technical cover while the festival is running, attending to any of our creations that may need maintenance in any way. After the festival is finished we are responsible for dismantling all of the projects, installations and decorations that we set up. Once we have taken everything down and packed all our things away then you are free to leave the site. Tat down takes considerably less time than setting up so we envisage it will only take 3 days so you can plan to leave site on the 20th as long as all our work is done. To summarise the dates - 

Arrive 5th July and settle in
start work 6th July 10am
5 day Festival starts 13th-17th
18th - 20th tat down

This team will work best with good commitment to each other and the project. We’re looking forward to you bringing your ideas, energy, generosity, creative skills, physical labour and positivity. In return we offer 2 weeks of living and working on the land with access to Buddhist teaching and community, more specifically - 

  • your ticket to the festival

  • 3 meals a day, plus hot drinks/some snacks, for the time you are on site.

  • hot showers and compost toilets

  • meditation teaching and dharma input, plus experience of living in a close-knit community on the land.

  • collaborating with other artists to co-create a beautiful and inspiring space

  A Word about Alcohol and Drugs

Please have a think about our view on alcohol and recreational drugs, as described on the Festival overview page.

We don’t wish to judge people’s views on this — and hope it won’t put you off applying! And if this would be a new way of experiencing a festival for you then why not give it a try?! However please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us and are accepted, then we’d expect this policy to be respected.