Take Part



If you’re interested in taking part in 2023’s Festival, please email volunteers@nnfestival.org.uk.



Why volunteer with us?

“Meeting people and working with people of all ages and interests. [I loved] meeting artists, learning more about myself and others, the arts and the local area.” 2019 volunteer

Volunteering with us is a great way to explore your city and county, meet new people, build confidence, learn new skills, experience new things, contribute to the local arts scene and champion great international art and culture.

98% of respondents enjoyed volunteering for the Festival in 2019

“It’s a privilege to be part of the festival. It’s fun, interesting and gives me access to events I would not have necessarily have chosen to attend individually. My fellow volunteers are always a joy too!”

“[I volunteered] because it sounded fun, I love the arts, and I wanted to get to know Norwich better and be part of something in the community”

“As a student, all the shifts I’d been given felt like extremely helpful work experience that would benefit me in applications after graduation (in which the work also happened to be fun!)”

“I have been given roles that have challenged me and engaged me beyond what I expected to get out of the experience. That has taught me a lot and let me exercise skills in a unique environment I wouldn’t normally get to work at, so thank you!”

“Knowing I have taken active steps to help people achieve something they couldn’t have done without the extra pair of hands was the most rewarding”

Image credits: Denise Koblenz | Masthead © Malachy Luckie | Volunteer Quotes © Pete Huggins.

Festival Futures – Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May festival and our arts education work, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk.

This year we launch a giving campaign, Festival Futures, to help ensure we continue this work for future generations.

2022’s campaign focuses on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ – the participants, audiences and artists of the future. We aim to raise £20,000 towards our Take Part: Schools programme and towards a range of programming at 2022’s Festival that provides participation and showcase opportunities for young people and early-career artists.  We believe that participation in the arts can increase confidence, creativity and academic results and that by creating performance and commissioning opportunities for the next generation of artists, we are ensuring the future of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We need your support.

Make a Festival Futures donation to Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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