Do you have a passion for the arts? Love to work with kids or maybe just love to volunteer? We want to hear from you!
The AWESOME Festival runs annually in October and offers volunteers opportunities to gain real experience in all aspects of arts and event management. AWESOME curate’s workshops, theatre, dance, exhibitions and media arts in a multidisciplinary festival held in the Perth Cultural Centre, providing high quality contemporary art for children aged 0-12 years and their families.
Volunteers must have a current Working with Children Check to volunteer at the Festival (Checks can be obtained through AWESOME) and must be 15 years or older.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (08) 9328 9666
A bit about myself: Retired. I’m also a Volunteer Kings Park Guide, and have volunteered at Sculptures by the Sea.
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: Festival Assistant – Front of House
My reason for volunteering: I don’t own a set of golf clubs.
Favourite volunteering memory: The Bookbinder by Trick of the Light Theatre in 2016.
A bit about myself: I’m currently at university studying theatre and commerce, and working in kids entertainment, so AWESOME is my dream festival!
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: A bit of everything!! I manned phones, helped out in the ticket booth, and lead school tour groups.
My reason for volunteering: I’ve been coming to AWESOME since I was a kid so I jumped on the opportunity as soon as I was old enough!
Favourite volunteering menu: Definitely seeing so many happy kids (and parents), and watching the cultural centre come alive in a way it only does a few times a year.
What have you been up to since volunteering?: Seeing as much cool performance art as I can in Perth while I wait for AWESOME to come around again.
A bit about myself: I am a performing artist. I love theatre that makes me feel things, and theatre that makes me laugh before making me cry. I like creating and making things. I am a WAAPA graduate, and am sometimes scared of birds.
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: Front of House Roles, when I can. I love greeting the audience as they come in, getting them excited and ready for the performance. (And of course I got to watch some incredible shows and help out some fabulous artists!) But I also love school’s week, leading the schools around all the creative activities, and working with other teaching artists is also really fun!
My reason for volunteering: I started volunteering because I was really interested in making theatre for and with young people. It was a great opportunity to see some amazing children’s theatre, but more importantly, I got to watch the kids enjoy the shows!
Favourite volunteering memory: I love seeing the way kids imaginations work, their unique creativity. I love the joy that the kids bring to the festival. I am always listening to what they are laughing at and the way they think the world should work. I was working with artist Chloe Flockart interviewing kids on things that mattered to them most.
What have you been up to since volunteering?: Lots of things! I just came back from clown school in Spain. (Yes that is a thing!) I went and performed in a Children’s Festival in Tokyo earlier this year, and of course I have been gearing up to have my show Valentine in Awesome this year.