Artwaves

We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver the fifth Artwaves festival on the 22 and 23 June 2019!

A dedicated event team runs the festival but we're always keen to work with committed and enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the event as safe and enjoyable as possible. You'll need to be available between 9.30am and 5.00pm (though if you can only do a partial day we can work around that). You can volunteer for as many days as you're able to commit to - from just one day, both or even our schools' day on the Friday.

Online Application

On the application you will be able to express your role preferences and availability over the festival weekend. You need to be at least 18 years old to volunteer.

The festival includes a wide range of activities and attractions and so your role can be allocated to a certain area/art form you are interested in. The main job roles for our volunteers are as follows:

  • greeting and guiding festival visitors
  • assisting activity artists in creative sessions (including our environmental and street art activities)
  • assisting young visitors in completing their Arts Award booklets on their explorer mission
  • encouraging visitor participation
  • being an ambassador for the festival
  • leading schools groups in the specially tailored schools' day

For individuals whom are looking for a more in depth/specific role we are happy to work with you and offer volunteering roles in key areas such as: Media and marketing, event management and artist liaison.

You will be given a briefing before the festival starts. Please arrive promptly to ensure you completely understand what is required of you.

ArtWaves is a key cultural event in the East Riding and we are working to improve and develop the offering year on year. As a volunteer you are one of the very first faces our visitors see and therefore your role is extremely valued to us.

By volunteering with us you are supporting the event and the development of cultural offerings in the East Riding. You will also meet other individuals and become a part of our fantastic team.

For those whom are volunteering for a full day we will provide a meal for you.

We can't wait to see you in June!

A firm favourite of the festival is our street art strand - The Urban Twist. In the late 1980's, as graffiti started to evolve from its underground roots, Bridlington played host to the National Graffiti Championships inviting world renowned artists to showcase their talents - helping make the street art scene what it is today.

We have seen a broad range of artists spraying live for the festival in the past and for 2019 we are seeking to create a small, 'urban festival'.

Artists who have sprayed at ArtWaves previously include: Hazard, Paris, Inkie, Ekoe, Whippy, Snes, Sked, Sled, Smak, And At What Cost, Haka, Grace Uhuru, Replete and Will Whittington We have also integrated the world famous work of Filthy Luker into the event for the past two years, certainly adding the Urban Twist to the event.

We are currently looking for an 'industrial' space to stage the Urban Festival, which is set to include:

  • live street art by high calibre artists
  • collaboration community piece
  • exhibiting of original artworks from the Graffiti World Championships
  • screening of the original championships documentary
  • live music and the potential to integrate street dance

Sponsor the Street Art strand for £500 and you will get:

  • professionally shot photos of the strand for your marketing purposes
  • a limited edition print from one of our street artists
  • acknowledgements of your support will be in the programme and on the website alongside any publicity material relating to the street art strand including the after movie
  • VIP hospitality at the event

Support the Street Art strand for £100 and you will get:

  • acknowledgements of your support will be in the programme and on the website
  • professionally shot photos of the strand for your marketing purposes

Contact Us to become a Street Art sponsor

Sponsor the Environment Project for £500 and you will get:

  • your logo/name will be printed on the plaque of the static installation
  • acknowledgements of your support will be in the programme and on the website alongside any publicity material relating to the Environmental strand including the after movie
  • VIP hospitality at the event
  • the knowledge that you have supported local artists and funded a project that will impact the immediate area now and continuously

Support the Environment Project for £150 and you will get:

  • acknowledgements of your support will be in the programme and on the website
  • the knowledge that you have supported local artists and funded a project that will impact the immediate area now and continuously

Contact Us to become a Environmental Project Sponsor

ArtWaves is a vibrant programme of contemporary, traditional, digital and urban art that takes over Bridlington's signature venue Bridlington Spa and beyond for a week-long fringe and art-brimmed weekend.

The event is a key event for the region and one we are aiming to help put the East Riding on the map and boost the cultural profile of the area.

ArtWaves is funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and relies on the partnerships and support of others to help grow and develop the offerings.

Contact Us to get involved

Be a sponsor of the Artwaves festival for £250 and you will get:

  • acknowledgement of support in the programme and website
  • promotion via our social media channels
  • full page advert in the programme
  • complimentary stand at the event to promote yourself

please Contact Us to book your advert.

ArtWaves attracted an audience of 4,000 in 2018 and this number is expected to increase year on year.

A total of 10,000 A5 programmes will be produced and distributed across the region and beyond with some specialised art enthusiast targeted marketing. You can advertise your business or services in our brochure with either a full-page of half-page advert.

  • full-page advert in the programme (196mm x 134mm) - £125
  • half-page advert in the programme (90mm x 134mm) - £75

please Contact Us to book your advert.

ArtWaves is a visual art festival celebrating the life and colour of East Yorkshire showcasing traditional art forms with digital, contemporary and urban art.

The festival will have fun activities for all ages and abilities, encouraging people to get creative and have-a-go at something new.

If you would like to be part of the team, helping to set up exhibitions, hand out programmes to visitors and marshall various areas of the festival, please Contact Us.

We are very happy to be able to include a schools specific day on Friday 21 June 2019. The ArtWaves team can tailor workshops with the festival's artists to suit your school's needs.

You will have the option of taking part in one morning or afternoon workshop with a variety of free 'extras' to explore whilst you're with us. Workshops will be structured to accommodate primary and secondary pupils.

The day will take place from 9.30am - 3.30pm with availability of schools factored in to ensure you have the best day possible (you just need to let us know your availability when booking).

Workshops on the day

  • visual Arts Workshop with Dom Heffer
  • air Clay Workshop with Lorry Cudmore
  • installation creation, 'Connectivity' with Gemma Wood
  • "specific artist-led sessions" for older students at the request of schools

How to book

There is a small fee of £2 per pupil to help keep the festival sustainable. We are happy to work to a solution should this pose a barrier to your school.

Request an application form by emailing info@artwaves-festival.co.uk We can't wait to see you in June!

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