Deadline: not stated – asap
Open to: representatives of various other European festivals and cultural institutions which rely heavily on volunteer help
Dates and Venue: 6 – 8 July 2011, Wroclaw, Poland
Costs: 3 nights in a 3* hotel, breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout their stay in Wroclaw, local transport from and to the airport or railway station are covered by the organisers
Brave Festival – Against Cultural Exile would not have had its six editions without the immense help of hundreds of Polish and foreign volunteers. They are a part of the vision; they are really important and their help is invaluable in creating this unique annual event. The organisers do care about them and wish to spread this attitude among other festival organizers all over the world.
Since 2011 is officially recognized by the European Commission as the European Year of Volunteering there was a decision to introduce a pilot project entitled “Brave Volunteer”, that consists of a series of trainings and workshops for over 120 volunteers which will be run over the course of 6 weeks before and during this year’s edition of Brave Festival. The volunteers will therefore have a chance to be trained in e.g. assertive behaviour, intercultural communication, stress relief, effective dealing with problems, becoming a young leader, front desk skills, ecological awareness, computer skills and many more.
In the project, apart from the extensive program of workshops and trainings aimed at the volunteers, the organisers would also like to organize a series of meetings and discussions with representatives of various other European festivals and cultural institutions which rely heavily, if not completely, on volunteer help and support in their everyday work.
During these meetings the organisers intend to discuss the possibilities for cooperation in the field of volunteer work and international festival volunteer exchange between organizations and institutions from all over Europe. They would like to share their experiences from the pilot Brave Volunteer project and try to develop universal models of workshops for those European volunteers who are interested in working for festivals and other cultural events. The organisers wish to engage into long-lasting relationships with other festival organizers so that your and their volunteers can travel, work for other organizations, gather new experiences, broaden their knowledge and learn new skills to be even more helpful. The organisers feel it is vital to invest into the volunteers – that’s one of the key ideas in our mission.
This is therefore an open invitation for you to come and visit the event in Wroclaw on 6-8 July 2011, the last three days of Brave Festival, during which a series of meetings with other European festival organizers are planned.
Come to Wroclaw to enjoy Brave Festival’s unique concerts and performances. Participate in two-day meetings of festival organizers from various European countries and share your experiences in volunteer work. Meet the volunteers, discuss the exchange opportunities and let them learn from you. Together we can do so much more!
It is worth adding that thanks to the support of the Polish section of the European Commission, the organisers will be able to cover the costs of a limited number of guests’ stay in Wroclaw which include:
– 3 nights in a 3* hotel,
– breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout their stay in Wroclaw,
– local transport from and to the airport or railway station,
as well as ensure them full access to all the fantastic events planned during the 7th edition of Brave Festival entitled MASK.
How to apply
If you are interested in the project and would like to join the event, have any further questions or need any specific information, please write to: Małgorzata Janów (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More info here (the information only in Polish).