Arts Derbyshire


FORMAT Volunteer Open Call

FORMAT International Photography Festival is the UK’s leading international contemporary festival of photography and related media, and is held right here, in Derby every 2 years. 

To help realise the festival we are looking to create a team of enthusiastic volunteers from all backgrounds to help organise & deliver different aspects of the festival. 

FORMAT23 includes an ambitious programme of exhibitions, events, talks and portfolio reviews, working with over 200 international photographers, curators and industry professionals. 

Next year’s festival launches on 16 March 2023 and runs until 9 April 2023, and we are looking for volunteers who can offer support during the festival by looking after venues and artworks, engaging with the public, leading tours, supporting events and more. 

FORMAT Festival is a great opportunity to engage with like-minded people, talk about photography, be introduced to new artworks and artists, introduce new visitors to the world of photography, or simply help make something amazing happen. 

As a volunteer you can: 

  • Meet artists and industry professionals from across the world, spark up conversation and network 
  • Boost your confidence and experience talking to the general public 
  • Gain experience in a sector you might be thinking about working in 
  • Get involved with the local art scene of Derby and local areas 
  • Learn new skills and develop existing skills

To apply please download and complete an application form and send to or by post to QUAD, Derby (full information in application form) 

Deadline for Volunteering applications is Sunday 27 November 2022 23:59 (GMT)

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