Volunteer

Become an active part of the festival!

We need more dedicated people to make the festival of 2022 happen- Let’s join hands! Volunteering is an opportunity to grow your network, to add experience to your CV – and to try something different. The tasks are diverse; writing posts in social media, building exhibition boards, selling tickets, looking for sponsors, and much more. You can choose to become a part of the core planning group – and join us now – or sign up later to work at the actual festivities. 

Uppsala Fotofestival is a voluntary-based festival and it is actually 10 years since we had our first edition. Our goal is to make Uppsala more inspiring for photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, as well as for the photo-loving community.

The latest festival took place in 2019, with 104 exhibiting photographers from 8 countries, throughout the city in 14 venues. We had a number of talks and workshops as well as panel discussions. The volunteers are the festival core, we cannot do this without you, so please take this opportunity to become a part of a big, friendly and cultural event. 

Areas of work

Social media and editorial work

Writing content for the web, press releases and our printed material. Proofreading. editing, and publishing content on our website and in social media (Facebook and Instagram).

Venue management

Contacting venue owners, making the arrangements before the exhibition, preparing for exhibition hangings, photographer contacts, etc. The group consists of both venue managers and volunteers that get the work done.

Volunteer management

Managing the volunteers, be in charge of core group meetings, making and following up the volunteer schedule of the preparatory work the week before and the event itself.

Board management

Being in charge of The Board, answering questions, managing the applications, and ensuring that the board is built and guarded during the festival.

Exhibition preparations/hanging

Hanging the exhibitions the week before the festival. Fetching material and/or exhibitions. Assisting photographers.

Infrastructure

Fetching/buying material, sorting out technical issues, restoring venues, painting, distributing festival guides, guarding venues, selling tickets, etc.

Join us now!

Please send an email to our volunteer manager Anna Lundgren anna@uppsalafotofestival.se – looking forward to hearing from you!