Volunteer for BPF18


Brighton Photo Fringe supports the photographers of tomorrow. Every two years, we design and deliver a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events that attracts local, national and international participants, partners and audiences. It is fundamental to us that our activities are inclusive and accessible to all.

BPF18 runs throughout October 2018. We are now seeking interest from those who would like to work with us this year in a volunteer capacity.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email info@photofringe.org


• Are interested in Brighton Photo Fringe, our work and ethos

• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Are enthusiastic, quick to learn, and reliable

• Are friendly and welcoming, acting as a strong advocate for BPF


• Invigilate festival spaces throughout October 2018

• Carry out visitor surveys and visitation numbers

• Assist in planning and delivery of programmed events

• Help with set up and take down of events

• Helping on specific events including: BPF First Mondays, launch party, book fair, artist talks, festival tours and workshops.


• Meet new and like-minded people and create new networks

• Develop and learn skills in event organisation

• Meet artists and curators and hear about their work

• Gain experience of the day to day running of arts festivals and events

• Play a key part in an exciting and high quality visual arts event

Your time, skills and enthusiasm are incredibly valuable to Brighton Photo Fringe and we want to ensure that you have an equally valuable and enjoyable experience with us.


• An introduction to the BPF including an overview of the festival, key contacts, venue, information and maps

• A rota with allocated shifts, as pre-agreed with you

• References and support with your future endeavours

• A thank you end-of-festival get together

We'll run a networking and training session for all volunteers to meet each other, BPF staff members and Board at the beginning of the festival. This session must be attended, as it will set the foundation for the festival, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and gain more insight and information before starting your volunteering.

  • Support us

    Help raise match funding for BPF20. You can donate here.

    Become a patron of the Brighton Photo Fringe and support the photographers of tomorrow. As a Patron, you play a crucial role in supporting our the Photo Fringe to nurture emerging photographers.

    Patrons have the opportunity to enjoy a close relationship with the team at Brighton Photo Fringe, as well as meeting our impressive array of photographers and curators.

    Patronage packages start from just £20 annually. Find out how to join here.

    Donate now

  • Volunteers

    BPF is a registered charity and a volunteer-led organisation without ongoing core funding. We operate through collective and partnership working and the hugely generous gifts of time that all kinds of people offer to us.

    There are many opportunities to get involved through volunteering across the festival and its exciting programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops, screenings, tours and more.

    If you would like to volunteer with us please email kate@photofringe.org

    Find out more here

  • About us

    Brighton Photo Fringe is a volunteer-led, collaborative platform providing essential professional development opportunities and peer-support for emerging lens- based artists.

    Committed to equality and diversity, BPF’s year-round programme fosters ambition, innovation and self-reliance in artists; nurtures confidence and creativity in participants; and inspires audiences with extraordinary images in unexpected places.

    Every two years in October Brighton Photo Fringe organises a free city-wide open-access fringe festival of new photography.
    Read more about us here

  • Contact

    Festival Manager: Kate O'Neill


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