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Kensington + Chelsea Festival (K+C Festival) are seeking enthusiastic and friendly Volunteer Team Members (VTMs) to provide valuable support to our exciting arts programme. If you have a happy disposition, are motivated, and hold a passion for the arts we would love to hear from you!

Learn about how the team work behind the scenes, get to know your local galleries and art institutions, get involved with Public Art installations and the teams creating them, help visitors to find their way around, be merry, be happy and enjoy doing something extraordinary.

KCAW20 Volunteer Enrič photographed in front of COLOURFUL STREET / COLOURFUL LIFE by Lois O'Hara.

Photography by KCAW20 Volunteer Photographer Caitriona O'Connor.


K+C Festival (21 June – 31 August) is an expansion of Kensington + Chelsea Art Week (KCAW), a program of diverse arts activity which has fostered Kensington + Chelsea Art Week is expanding throughout the summer season with a festival that elevates the magic and shared experiences of public art and live performance. The festival mix spans visual art, a diverse Public Art Trail, design, theatre, dance, music, family shows, cabaret, comedy, spoken word and street food, plus creative experiments and seeing how artists bring new ideas to life.


Aiming to set a new standard as a visionary international arts event in London, K+C Festival will actively engage both local communities and global audiences in the richness and diversity of contemporary culture.


VTMs will lend vital visitor engagement support, connecting with people across the borough. Acting as sources of knowledge for K+C Festival’s programme and the local area in general, VTMs will provide visitor information and guidance. VTMs will also be offered opportunities to assist the K+C Festival team with production and marketing.

+ Stewards
VTMs will be located at Public Art installations and other key locations throughout the borough. From these hubs, they will provide valuable details on the artworks, their makers, and KCAW in general for visitors.

+ Marketing
VTMs will be invited to document the festival and actively contribute to KCAW social media platforms.

+ Production
VTMs will have the opportunity to assist with the production of KCAW, working on site as runners during the installation of exhibition, public art, and distribute material to participating venues. VTMs will also assist with the installation of signage and way finding.


+ Friendly with a sociable disposition
+ Passionate about the arts
+ Reliable with good timekeeping
+ Motivated and intuitive


Ideally we are seeking VTMs to be able to commit 8-16 hours of their time to K+C Festival per week for the duration of the festival. We pride ourselves on being flexible to the individual timings and needs of our volunteers and will rota accordingly.


K+C Festival will reimburse volunteers for inner-city public transport and lunch against receipts (to a maximum amount yet to be specified). VTMs will be required to fill in expense forms and return these to the Director of Volunteers upon commencement of their volunteering.


+ Gain experience as part of a leading contemporary art festival
+ Meet new people from a variety of backgrounds
+ Training and development opportunities
+ Reference supplied from Director of Volunteers
+ Access to our exclusive programme
+ Giving back to the local community


In depth training will be provided and support offered prior to, and during, KCAW, including:

+ How to promote positive visitor interaction with members of the public
+ Briefing on all activity across the borough during the festival
+ Follow up interview offered with each volunteer following the festival

Our first group volunteer meet will be held W/C 7 June either on zoom or in person (COVID depending). Here Volunteer Team Members can meet and will be briefed on the festival activities.


Please complete the application form here