Become a FORMAT19 volunteer

FORMAT International Photography Festival, one of the largest contemporary photography biennales in the UK, relies on a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers and they are now recruiting for the 2019 event..

The organisers of the event, staged in Derby in the spring, are looking to recruit a variety of people from different backgrounds and with different levels of expertise and experience to help  deliver one of their most ambitious festival programmes to date.

FORMAT19 offers volunteers the invaluable experience of working with internationally renowned curators, photographers, a festival management team and the camaraderie of being part of an international experience.

They will provide training, support and a reference to help your future career.

They have volunteering opportunities in exhibition installation, marketing, hospitality, customer services, venue invigilation and events support, and can offer a great experience, working as part of a friendly and supportive team.

Previous volunteers who have excelled in their roles by showing passion and dedication have gone on to be been employed by QUAD/FORMAT and many other creative organisations.

This year FORMAT takes place from March 15-April 14, with launch night taking place on March 14.

If you are interested in volunteering for FORMAT19, please visit, email them at,  or find them on Facebook

Deadline for applications is Friday January 4, 2019.