01 Oct Volunteering at In:Site 15
Volunteers are essential to the smooth running of big events like In:Site festival.
We were lucky to have brilliant volunteers this year who enthusiastically got involved and helping with filming, photographing and supporting the makers and Craftspace staff.
A big thank you to Javerya Iqbal, Josh Swetnam (Film maker) and Laura Russell (Photographer) for all their help.
Read more about their experiences below:
“Working with Craftspace at the In:Site Festival has truly been an experience to remember. Not only did it encompass elements that I have a great interest in; that being the arts and crafts sector but it also allowed for the opportunity to learn new skills and meet likeminded people. Working with the team gave me an insight as per the title given to the event – into the world and life of graduate artists and the prospects that are opened up, if I so wish to follow upon this path. In comparison to previous volunteering events that I have been a part of, the Craftspace team was by far the most organised and helpful in terms of allocating roles, and time management. When new events open up I would readily apply for a volunteer position.” Javerya Iqbal, Events Team Member Volunteer, 2015
“I loved every minute volunteering for Craftspace during In:Site 2015. Craftspace understand that everyone needs a little helping hand while at University, this is seen not only in the running of In:Site, which shows off graduates work, but also by offering work placements to aspiring media types.
Craftspace allowed me to have a starting platform in the video industry by providing me with time, patience and the ability to be creative. Their biggest asset is the support they provide, this does not necessarily mean financially, but the ability they have to give both positive and constructive feedback throughout the time I was with them.
I would recommend Craftspace to people who need a little helping hand in getting their work published – just offer your creativity and hard work and you’re set to have a pleasurable experience working for them!” Josh Swetnam, Film Maker Volunteer, 2015